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Map link for Vaishno Devi

Urdu (mainly)


Ladakhi and


March and October.

Jammu Airport
4℃ to 11℃

How to reach Vaishno Devi

The nearest railway station to the pilgrimage is Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station, which is 20 km away.
The nearest airport is the Jammu Tawi airport, which is 46.7 km away via NH 144.
Bus, independent taxi as well as shared taxi services are available from Jammu Tawi, New Delhi, and Amritsar, etc., to Katra.
Within the vicinity of the temple it is best to commute in taxis.
Once you reach the Katra station, it would be best to check into a hotel to rest for the day. People generally begin the trek in the evening and depending on the speed and stamina, it can take anywhere between four-to-six hours to reach the shrine. Once the darshan is over, the trek downhill is easier but that too, will nearly take about three hours.

Transportation in Vaishno Devi:
On foot
Ponies and horses

Cabs/taxi: The most secure and the most advantageous approach to explore the serenity of Katra is going in an employed cab/taxi. While procuring a one, you ought to dependably check if the taxi drivers have legitimate licenses and are sufficiently experienced to drive securely on the steep uneven slants.
Helicopter: Helicopter services are available from Jammu to Sanjichat and from Katra to Sanjichat for pilgrims. It takes about 20 minutes from Jammu to reach Sanjichat in a helicopter and about 10 minutes from Katra to Sanjichat.
On foot: In spite of the fact that Katra has soak uneven inclines, and strolling can be strenuous, it is outstanding amongst other approaches to investigate Katra. The climate is wonderful amid the summers – perfect for strolling in the crisp mountain air. Notwithstanding amid the winters, with sufficient warm garments, strolling can be enjoyable!
Horses and ponies: You can either trek your way up from Katra to the Bhawan or you can hire a pony or a horse to get you to the Bhawan. They are readily available at reasonable prices. But the horses and ponies are available only for those pilgrims who take the old route to the Bhawan; they are not allowed on the new route. On a horse or a pony, it generally takes six to six-and-a half-hours to get to the Bhawan. Trekking on the old route takes considerably more time as the route is longer and steeper than the new route.

How to Reach Vaishno Devi by Flight

The nearest airport is in Jammu (48 km from Katra). One can commute by bus or taxi from Jammu to Katra. Besides, a helicopter service is also available.

How to Reach Vaishno Devi by Train

The nearest railway station is also in Jammu.

How to Reach Vaishno Devi by Bus

 It takes only a couple of hours to reach Katra from Jammu by bus or taxi.

How to Reach Vaishno Devi by Road

 From Katra to Vaishnodevi is a steep 13 km walk. One can also hire a horse to reach the shrine. It takes about 4 hours to climb up the shrine and 3 hours to come down on foot. Recently a helicopter service has also been introduced.

How to travel within Vaishno Devi