Vaishno Devi Yatra Tour

Vaishno Devi, a holy shrine that is one of the most visited pilgrim sites in India. Nestled at an altitude of 5,300 ft inside the fold of the Trikuta Bhagwati hill in the Indian state of Jammu Mount Kailash Parvatand Kashmir, this holy cave shrine attracts millions of pilgrims every year. Inside the cave there are three images of the goddess viz. are Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. This temple is inside the cave of a lower Himalayan mountain which is situated at a distance of 61 kms from Jammu.

Jai Durga Maa

Pilgrims or yatris as the devotees are called in Hindi language have to walk 13 kms on the foot to reach to the entrance of the cave and it begins from the base camp area Katra . As the walk begins one can notice the scenic beauty and beautiful landscape around them. It is a very enchanting and spiritually uplifting experience as devotees constantly chant “Jai Mata Di” during their walk which gives a magical effect. The place feels so pure that pilgrims every year throng in huge numbers here. It is believed that “Shri Mata Vaishno Devi” who resides in the cave fulfills its devotees wish and prayers. Once you reach up the mother goddess inside the holy cave gives darshans, there are no idols or statue, and you will see three natural rock formations called Pindies.

At the temple there are “aarti” being performed twice a day, once in the morning and next in the evening during sunset. Pilgrims are not allowed during this time inside the cave and have to wait till it gets over. All the devotees who visit here make some offerings to the goddess is in turn by the shrine board is used for improvements on various kinds of facilities of pilgrims.

Vaishno Devi Yatra by Helicopter 01 Night / 02 Days

Day 01: Jammu-Katra

Arrive at Jammu airport / railway station and drive to Katra. On arrival at Katra check into your hotel / guest house. After wash and change transfer to the Helipad. After darshan come back to Katra by Helicopter. Night stay at your hotel / guest house at Katra.

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 4560 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 02 : Katra-Jammu

After breakfast transfer to Jammu airport / railway station to board your onward flight / train

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 4560 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vaishno Devi Yatra by Helicopter 02 Nights / 03 Days

Day 01: Jammu-Katra

Arrive at Jammu airport / railway station and transfer to Katra. Spend time in exploring Katra by visiting local markets etc. Night stay will be at your hotel / guest house at Katra.

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 4560 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 02 : Katra-Vaishno Devi Temple – Katra

After Breakfast transfer to the Helipad to take a short heli trip. After darshan return to Katra by Helicopter. Night stay at your hotel / guest house at Katra.

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 4560 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03 : Katra – Jammu

After breakfast transfer to Jammu airport / railway station to board your onward flight / train

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 4560 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


How to Reach Vaishno Devi

By Road (Trek) : Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is accessible by a steep 13-km trek from the holy town of Katra. Katra is a known town at the foot of the Trikuta hills and is known as the starting point of Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra. One can hire porters and ponies at Katra for the yatra.

By Rail : The nearest rail head is Jammu which is connected by regular train journeys from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkatta and many other main cities in India.

By Air : The nearest airport to reach Katra and Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is Jammu. There are daily flight available which connects Jammu from Delhi, Srinagar and Leh (Ladakh). It is strongly recommended to book your flight tickets well in advance to avoid hassles due to heavy pilgrim rush to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine especially during the holidays and weekends.

Important facts to remember for Vaishno Devi Yatra :

• Please get yourself registered at the booking counter Katra and collect yatra slip
• If you are interested, please get Video camera slip from Katra.
• Before hiring check the I card of the Pithoo, Pony and Palki.
• Try to carry minimum possible stuff for the yatra as all required facilities are available at shops during the trekking.
• Mount Kailash Parvat To save environment please avoid using polythene bag.
• Use dustbins / waste-boxes available
• Walk on the track only and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Wrong track can lead to disastrous results.
• Kindly deposit your belongings in a locker (cloak rooms and lockers are available near the shrine) while leaving for the Darshan of the Holy Shrine,.
• All donations must be made at the donation counters and a donation slip must be received