The most important activity that a pilgrim has to undertake on reaching Katra is getting registered for the Yatra. Yatra Registration is carried out at the Yatri Registration centre (YRC) near the Bus Stand Katra.
Located in the Trikuta Hills, Vaishno Devi is a sacred pilgrimage destination for the Hindus and is frequented by numerous tourists from all parts of India. Vaishno Devi is also recognized as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, and is one of the manifestations of the revered Mother Goddess. The Vaishno Devi Temple is indisputably one of the main tourist attractions in Vaishno Devi and is believed to have been built by the Pandavas
There is more in store for the travelers in the nearby attractions of Vaishno Devi and the sacred shrine of Dera Baba Banda is one of them. It holds importance for the Hindu and Sikh pilgrims alike and a local legend has it that Baba Banda Bairaagi was Guru Gobind Singh's preferred 'Saint Soldier' who built a Gurdwara on the banks of river Chenab. You must pay a visit to the other tourist places such as Baba Jitto's temple and Patnitop during your tour to Vaishno Devi.
One of the most Religious & Hindu Pilgrimage destinations in India is located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Maa Vaishno Devi shrine is conveniently located from Delhi.
Shri Maa Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the oldest shrines of India, located at a height of 5300 feet on the holy Trikuta Hills of the Shivalik Hill Range. The Holy cave is 13 Kms from the Base Camp Katra. The Town Katra is 50 Kms away from Jammu and 35 Kms from District HQ Udhampur and is linked by road
HOW TO REACH VAISHNU DEVI
There are few ways to reach Vashno Devi from various part of the country. But at last, whosoever is visiting VashnoDevi, have to reach Jammu. Devotee can take flights, Railways and buses & Hire Taxi / Car according their convenience.
Nearest airport is Jammu airport, which is at a distance of 50 km from Katra, the motor able place nearby Vaishno Devi. Jammu is well connected with many major airports in the country, including Delhi, Srinagar and Leh. Almost all air service providers operate regular flights from Jammu. Taxi services are available from Jammu to Katra,
Nearest railway station is also Jammu. This railway station is connected to all major cities in India including the southern most Trivandrum Railway station
Vaishno Devi by DELUXE BUS / VOLVO
Tickets for Delhi to Jammu/Katra Volvo run from Delhi. You can booked from city office
Fare: Delhi to Jammu: Rs.900/-
Delhi to Katra: Rs.1000/-
Departure Time: 06:30pm & 10:30pm
DAYS OF OPERATION AND TIMINGS
(A) The flights operate EVERYDAY.
(B) Flight Timings are- 8.30 A.M to 5 P.M. The flight from Katra to Vaishnodevi takes a total of 08 minutes.
(C) 5-6 passengers can be accommodated in one flight. There are about 10 return flights per day
(A) Katra-Sanjichhat or Sanjichhat-Katra (one-way helicopter flight): Rs. 1,600 per person
(B) Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra (return helicopter flight): Rs. 3,200/- per person. The pilgrim on production of the return boarding pass gets priority darshan at the Shrine. Price can be change with out notice
VISIT KATRA (MATA VAISHNU DEVE) / SRINAGAR
DAY 1 : ARRIVE JAMMU
On arrival at Jammu Airport/Railway station, you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer to Katra. Enroute visit the Raghunath Temple, Ranbiveshwar Temple and other important places of interest in Jammu. Check-in to your hotel at Katra. Overnight stay at Katra.
Day 02 : Darshan of Matavaishno devi
Early morning trek up for spiritual Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi, After complete performance of Darshan ,return back to hotel.Night stay in Katra
Day 03 : Katra – Srinagar.
In the Morning drive towards Srinagar and transfer to deluxe houseboats or hotel.Night stay in. Srinagar
Day 04 : Srinagar.
Morning Visit Shankarcharya Temple & Mughal Gardens (Nishat, Shalimar & Cheshmashahi). Return back to Hotel Night stay in. Srinagar
Day 05 : Srinagar- Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) - Srinagar.
In the morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg- one of the most beautiful summer / winter resorts in the valley. Afternoon return back to Srinagar Night stay in. Srinagar
Day 06 : Srinagar.
Morning enjoy Shikara cruise on the lake. Afternoon free for shopping, Night stay in. Srinagar
Day 07 : Srinagar-Departure
Morning transfer to Srinagar airport to board flight for onwards destination.