Vaishno Devi Yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimage tours in India. People from different parts of the world look forward to undertake this yatra and seek the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Located at an altitude of 5200ft, in the Trikuta Mountain of Jammu, the temple is built within a cave, which is about 13 km from Katra, the base camp. The serenity and tranquility of the mountains will transport you to an all new place; enjoy the breathtaking view of Trikuta Hills and experience this divine journey with your family and friends.
Summers are the best time to visit the shrine as the maximum temperature remains 30° Celsius and a minimum of 15° Celsius. It is advised to carry light woolens during this period as evening and nights are cool even during summer season. Winters are chilling and one can see snow covered peaks all around.
Every morning and evening a special Atka aarti of Maa Vaishno Devi is organized. The aarti is of about 3 hours and devotees try their best to make it to this special aarti.
Not everyone can cover the distance from Katra to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi on foot. For those who are not sure if they can walk up to the holy shrine, there are cabs, horses and ponies available. One can also book a helicopter from Katra to Sanji Chhat which is about 2 km from the temple. Book a one-way ride or two-way ride as per your convenience. It takes hardly 5 to 8 minutes by helicopter.
Most of the Vaishno Devi Yatra Packages can be customized with helicopter bookings if required.