Vaishno Devi temple is a holy destination for all devotees who hold divine Goddess Shakti in high esteem and believe in the power of Maa. India Pilgrim Tours is introducing Maa Vaishno Devi Package (By Road) tour to take all the devotees of Goddess Shakti to visit the pristine temple of Vaishno Devi.
After arriving at Jammu airport or railway station, meet our representative who arranges a smooth transfer for you to Katra. On reaching Katra, check-in at one our listed hotel to relax in the cozy comforts of its room. After straightening your backs for a while start trekking towards the divine Vaishno Devi Shrine. The 15 kms trek to Vaishno Devi takes around 5 to 6 hours to arrive at the cave temple. On the way there several eateries where one can enjoy sumptuous delicacies. After reaching temple join the bee-queue to go inside the Darbar. The cave temple houses three pindies symbolizing three forms of Goddess Shakti: Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Sarswati. Once inside the cave, have Darshan. If you wish you may also buy the Prasad being sold by the vaisnodevi shrine shop.
Next morning begin your day descending towards Katra. It will approximately take 4 to 5 hours to reach back. The rest of the day is free for the leisure activities. Enjoy a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Jammu airport/railway station and board a flight/train for your onward destination.
We hope we have covered almost all the points and if you would have any question and clarification, kindly do let us know to assist you.
The distance between Katra and Vaishno Devi is about 14 kms. It is a trek or a mountain and people have to climb up the mountain to reach Vaishno Devi Temple. Pony or horses are available for people who are not able to cover the journey. Palkis are available for the elderly who are not able to take a horse ride.
Helicopter bookings can be done online and they open 60 days in advance from the date of travel. Every day after 10 A.M you can try to book your seats. Bookings are accepted at a minimum of 4 days in advance from the date of the journey.
VIP pass for darshan is available and can be availed through advance booking. Bookings can be done from the Shrine board website of Mata Vaishno Devi. Getting a VIP darshan at the Vaishno Devi Temple is not a big deal.
No, prepaid connections won't work in Katra. Only prepaid connections that are bought in Kashmir itself work or postpaid connections of any part of the country work in Jammu and Kashmir.
All postpaid sim cards work in Jammu and Kashmir. However, connections of BSNL and Airtel works best. Great network coverage is available for the connections mentioned above.