Jai Mata Di

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Urdu (mainly)

English

Hindi
Kashmiri
Ladakhi and
Dogri.

Days

March and October.

Jammu Airport
23℃ to 38℃

Vaishno Devi Tourism

The yatra to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is one of the holiest and the most arduous pilgrimages for Hindus all over the world. The shrine is at an altitude of 5,300 feet and is about 14 kilometres from Katra. The trek is not an easy one as the hills are steep and requires a lot of stamina and fitness. Instilled with a belief that Mata Vaishno Devi grants wishes to those who seek her blessings, from newlyweds to old couples, everyone undertakes this yatra. 
Throughout the years, the offices along the course to the blessed place of worship have made the adventure agreeable. For the elderly and those of sick wellbeing, donkey and horse rides are accessible to arrange the precarious slope. Besides, explorers can likewise benefit helicopter administrations from Katra and Jammu to Sanjichat. Sanjichat is the most elevated point on the trekking course of Vaishno Devi. The Bhawan is a declining trek of about 2.5 km from Sanjichat. Unadulterated veggie lover sustenance slows down and clean outlets are accessible at ordinary interims so the explorers don't confront any issue amid their voyage.
The yatra and the course stay open for the travellers consistently. The most prominent time to embrace the darshan is amid the festive and auspicious time of the Navratras.
There are two courses you can take from Katra to get to the Bhawan – the old route and the new route. The old course is longer and significantly more extreme. It experiences Ardha Kuwari, achieves the summit at Bhairav Ghati and from that point moves down to Bhawan. You can contract steeds and horses to reach Bhawan through the old course.
The new route is shorter and a lot less demanding to handle. Despite the fact that it doesn't experience Ardha Kuwari, numerous explorers initially go to Ardha Kuwari, at that point return to the base camp and afterward take the new course to the Bhawan. The new course does not experience Bhairav Ghati and ponies, horses are not permitted on this course. There are bhojanalyas and coffeehouses at standard intervals of one kilometre on the new course.

Vaishno Devi Photos

Important information to be on check list:

Tipping: It is a critical piece of etiquette to be watched while visiting anyplace in India. It's a typical practice to tip the servers at the hotels and the taxi drivers while touring.


Currency: The money of India is Indian Rupee. You can pull back cash from the ATMs in Katra city. ATMs won't be accessible amid the trek to Vaishno Devi sanctuary, so please convey money for any necessities. Charge cards are not generally acknowledged (not even in Katra) and the majority of the exchanges are done in real money.


Drinking laws: Alcohol is neither served nor sold in Vaishno Devi.


Safety: Vaishni Devi has a low crime rate and therefore, it is considered to be safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. As such, it is important to always be cautious of the surroundings and avoid few dangerous areas.

 

Vaishno Devi Itinerary

Day1 : Arr. Jammu , transfer to Katra. Check-in fresh-n-up,


Day2 : VaishnodeviDarshan and back to Katra


Day3 Transfer to Pahalgam.

Day4 : Pahalgam – Aru, Chandanbari and Betaab Valley.Pahalgam to Srinagar. Check-in houseboat,


Day5 : Srinagar - Mughal Gardens, Hazratbal, Sankaracharya Temple


Day6 : After breakfast transfer to Gulmarg, Gondola ride to Affarwat and snow activities.


Day7 : Transfer to Srinagar Airport/Jammu railway station.

Do's & Don't 

  • Video cameras and other electronic equipment are not allowed on the track. Please make arrangements for their safekeeping at Katra itself.

 

  • Travel light. Please leave all unnecessary clothes and luggage at Katra itself. Food, drink and blankets are available. There is no need to carry these items along.

 

  • Please uphold the sanctity of the pilgrimage and avoid loud dresses, vulgar language or offensive talk or gestures. The yatra is a journey of faith. Please do not treat it as a picnic or a vacation outing.

 

  • Refrain from smoking, chewing tobacco and betel leaves, spitting, spreading litter, playing cards etc. Consumption of liquor, intoxicants and non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited.

 

  • Chanting of slogans of praises inside the cave is not allowed as it disturbs the other pilgrims.

 

  • Darshans at Bhairon temple are done only after Darshans at the Holy Cave

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