Jammu: Over 1.69 lakh pilgrims have registered for the pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath so far.
Over 1.69 lakh pilgrims have been registered at various counters across the country and the registration is going on in full swing, officials associated with registration of the yatra said on Wednesday.
Of these, 1.39 lakh pilgrims have been registered across country, 28,516 pilgrims have been booked for yatra through helicopters apart from registration of 2,122 foreign tourists, they said.
The registration began on the 1st of March. The 60-day long annual yatra to the shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on the 28th of this month and culminate on Raksha Bandhan falling on the 26th of August.
The yatra will be longer by 20 days this year.
The registration is being done at 440 branches of the Punjab National Bank, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank and the YES Bank across the country.
No person below the age of 13 years or above 75 years is registered even though he or she might have obtained the compulsory health certificate.
Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for the Amarnath pilgrimage had started on April 27.