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Uttarakhand government suspend Adi Kailash Yatra due to bad weather

The annual Adi Kailash Yatra has been suspended by the Uttarakhand governmnet due to bad weather which has lead to several road blocks and landslides. Due to the severe rains in the region, the roads between Garbadhar, Malpa and Najang have been badly damaged. The annual pilgrimage is conducted by Kumaon Mandan Vikas Nigam (KMVN). This year, around 400 people registered for the pilgrimage out of which 179 pilgrims have already completed the journey.

As per the officials, a letter has been sent to the Ministry of External Affairs informing about the decision. Adi Kailash is located at a height of 6,191 meters in Dharchula district and is famous for its resemblance to auspicious ‘Om’. The pilgrimage which usually occurs between June and October takes 12 days to complete.┬áThe hill state of Uttarakhand has been witness to heavy rains over the past fortnight, disrupting many annual pilgrimages, including the ‘Char Dham Yatra’ of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Inputs from IANS