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Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage begins today

Mon 08 Jun 2015, 13:44:19
New Delhi 08-Jun-2015(Agency) : The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage commences today. The pilgrimage - that will commence from the old route via Lipulekh pass - will cost Rs.1.5 lakh. The yatra via the new route Nathu-La on the India-China border from east Sikkim to Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet will begin on June 18 and will cost Rs.1.7 lakh. Eighteen batches of 60 people each will pass through the old route whereas five batches of 50 people each will use the new route to reach Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet.In a first, a dedicated interactive website - http://kmy.gov.in - will have details like fares for the journey from both routes and other information people need to plan for the pilgrimage that will end in September.On the bilingual website available in Hindi and English, each applicant will also receive a unique identification number to track the status of the form submitted online.A bilingual Kailash Mansarovar yatra helpline is now available at 011-24300655, where the caller will have a menu of options to choose from and learn more about the pilgrimage.
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