The journey to the holy abode of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra, Jammu is one of the most revered journeys of India. About 85 Lakh pilgrims walk on this journey every year nothing with the faith of earning healthy blessing from Goddess herself for their entire course of life. One has to walk about 13 km of distance up toward the sacred mountain in order to worship the three holy statues that reside in a cave. People believe that the one who comes here with faith can get their questions answered in return.
- Spiritual hike up to Vaishno devi from Banganga
- Aarti and very auspicious darshan experience in Vaishno devi
- Scenic train journey experience
- Some shopping and brief sightseeing in delhi (if there is time)
- Shopping for holy and spiritual items in Katra
Tour Itinerary - Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra by IRCTC
Day 1 :Departure from Delhi to Katra
As per your package, the tour operator will ask you to report at the Delhi Railway station from where you will board a train to Katra.
Once you reach the Delhi Railway station, please look for the tour operator who will brief about the guidelines that you need to follow during this journey. He will alott you your seat number and then, enjoy the train ride in peace.
Day 2 :Welcome to Katra and Embark on your Journey to the Vaishno
Early in the morning, you will reach the Katra Railway station and the, you will be escorted to your hotel room where you can refresh yourself from last night’s train journey. Then, you will enjoy your breakfast meal and afterwards, you will be transferred to the registration office where you will register yourself for this journey and avail your Yatra slip.
Then, you will be dropped at Banganga from where you are free to enjoy this auspicious journey by yourself. Once you finish this journey, you will be picked up from Banganga and dropped at your hotel where you will enjoy your overnight stay.
Day 3 :Departure for Delhi
In the morning, you will first enjoy a nice vegetarian shrine breakfast meal and then, you will go through some check-out formalities.
Then, you will be escorted to Katra Railway Station where the tour operator will hand you your seat and you will enjoy a quiet train journey to Delhi.
Day 4 :Goodbye at Delhi Railway Station
Next morning, you will reach the Delhi Railway station and the tour operator will say his final goodbye to you. From here, you are free to enjoy your forward journey.
- To and Fro train tickets to Delhi from Katra Railway Station.
- 1 Night accommodation in a standard hotel in Katra.
- Breakfast during the journey.
- Assistance during the registration
- Pony and Helicopter charges.
- Any personal item fees
- Shopping, laundry, tipping, portage
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.How long is the train journey from Delhi to Katra?
A. The entire train journey from Delhi to Katra can take about 12 hours.
Q.Which are the best months to visit Vaishno devi?
A. The months between March to October are the best months to plan a trip to vaishno devi.
Q.Does it snow in Vaishno devi?
A. Yes. From December to February vaishno devi experiences snowfall.
Q.Is bhawan accommodation available in Vaishno devi?
A. Yes. bhawan accommodation is available in Vaishno devi.
Q.How long does it take to hike up and down vaishno devi?
A. It takes about 7 to 8 hours to climb up to the devi temple and just 3 to 4 hours to descend back.