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Seek the divine blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi at Katra in Jammu and enjoy sightseeing in Kashmir with our Kashmir with Vaishno Devi Itinerary of 08 Nights 09 Days. Your tour starts from Katra by seeking blessings at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan by trekking for 14 kilometers or by ponies/palki/helicopter ride. The major tourist destinations of Kashmir Valley covered by this tour are Pahalgam, Srinagar & Gulmarg. Major highlights are visiting Betaab Valley in Pahalgam, houseboat stay & sightseeing in Srinagar, horse ride to Thajiwas Glacier in Sonmarg & 8 minutes ropeway ride in Gulmarg, besides other enjoyable activities.
The journey to the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is an enchanting journey of the places where Mata Vaishnavi had spent some time while observing various spiritual disciplines and penances. The culmination of this journey is at the Holy Cave where She merged Her Human form with the astral form of Her creators, the three Supreme Energies.
The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. The Yatris have to undertake a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. At the culmination of their pilgrimage, the yatries are blessed with the Darshans of the Mother Goddess inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Holy Cave. These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are no statues or idols inside the Cave.
Rest of India to Jammu
In order to visit the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Ji, one has to reach Katra, a small town situated around 50 kms. from Jammu, the winter capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Katra serves as the base camp for the yatra. Katra is well connected to Jammu and Jammu, in turn, is well connected to the rest of the country by Air, Rail, and Road.
Jammu is well connected to the rest of India by air. Both Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate daily flights to Jammu. The average flying time from New Delhi is about 80 minutes.
One can also reach Katra by rail. Jammu/Katra is connected to other parts of country on broad gauge and numerous passenger trains ply from various parts of the country. In the peak season of summer and other holidays, the Railways introduce special trains for the comfort of the Yatris. Many superfast trains also ply on this route and one can reach Jammu/Katra overnight from New Delhi.
A list of trains, their schedules and booking status could be seen at the Indian Railways website. You can even book tickets online if you are planning to travel in the near future.
Jammu is well connected through road also to rest of India. National Highway No. 1A passes through Jammu towards Srinagar. Regular bus services from all major North Indian cities are available for Jammu as well as Katra. Many standard and deluxe buses of various State Road Transport Corporations as well as private operators connect Jammu with important cities and towns of North India.
Passengers using Air or Rail as a mode of travel have necessarily to break their journey at Jammu and from thereon select an alternative mode of transport. However for passengers traveling by road, either through public or own transport, there is an option of taking a by-pass from Kunjwani, nearly 10 kms. off Jammu and heading straight for the base camp i.e Katra. The option of a halt at Jammu is thus entirely with the yatri although many yatries would like to spend more time in Jammu and visit the temples and other landmarks there.
Distances from Katra, Altitude w.r.t. Mean Sea Level & Average Temperature
Distance from Katra
Bhairon Ghati (Via Bhawan)
10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon to Sat)
Find solace on the spiritual journey to Vaishno Devi, along with your visit to Heaven on Earth, where mother nature has bestowed all her blessings.
Witness the holy cave which is believed to be the place where the goddess manifested herself in the form pindies at Ardhkuwari cave and Bhairavnath Temple
Feel the aura of Shikara Ride in Dal Lake while floating around in tranquil waters with the sound of water ripples and whisper of the wind in the background
Recreate Bollywood moments in Betaab Valley which offers you verdant meadows with clusters of tall coniferous trees
Mesmerise at the jaw dropping Kashmir scenery from a high altitude cable car in Gulmarg.
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