Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from May 26

Organised by MEA along with other coordinating agencies such as Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (KMVN), the Yatra takes participants to holy sites of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake in Tibet through the traditional route followed by saints and pilgrims since ancient times.

From this year, a change in the route of the Yatra has been undertaken through Narayan Ashram which shall make the Yatra less arduous and more safe for the Yatris.

Minister of External Affairs S M Krishna has given Rs 25 lakh from ministry's budget which will be used to purchase 2 air-conditioned coaches for transporting Yatris from Delhi to Tawaghat and back as well as for improving accommodation facilities for Yatris on the new route at Sirkha and Pangu.

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