Helicopter Booking for Vaishno Devi

Helicopter service at Vaishno Devi
Helicopter at Vaishno Devi
The base camp Katra, is located at an altitude of 2500 feet above the sea level; whereas Mata's Bhawan is located at 5200 feet. The distance between Katra to main shrine is approximately 13 Km. by trekking through the roads on Trikuta Mountain. One of the most preferred routes to reach Vaishno Devi is through the helicopters. The shrine board has made it easier for the devotees to undertake the Helicopter Darshan for Vaishno Devi. The visit to the holy shrine within the folds of Trikuta Mountain, via helicopter is just a start of this ecstatic and thrilling journey. There are a certain rules to book your helicopter ticket from the official website of the shrine board. 

Registration for the Yatra

Yatra Parchi Counter - Katra - Vaishno Devi
Vaishno Devi Yatra Parchi Counter - Katra 
It's now that you have refreshed at the Hotels in Katra and planning to move further for the Yatra. Before starting the onward journey it is essential that each of the pilgrims should register himself for the Vaishno Mata Yatra. The registration process is carried out near the Katra bus stand. The Shrine Board of Mata Vaishno has arranged a fully computerized "Yatra Registration Center (YRC)" which is entitled to register each and every pilgrim without any exception. According to the Shrine Board Authority any pilgrim cannot proceed for the Yatra without a valid and authentic Yatra Slip/Parchi. This Yatra Slip is given to each visitor FREE of cost from the YRC of the Shrine Board. 

Hotels in katra

Beauty of Katra
Katra is located at an altitude of approximately 2500 feet above the sea level. Katra serves as the base camp for preceding the holy yatra towards Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. The town caters the needs of pilgrims by providing a wide variety of facilities and fulfils their requirements. The facility ranges from free/rented accommodations to food and refreshments, railway reservation counters, communication services, banking, medical and police station. Pilgrims can also purchase souvenirs, prashad, books and other religious items related to Mata Vaishno from the various Souvenir Shop maintained by Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

About this Blog

The site maavaishnodevidarshan is an unofficial blog created by one of the devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi. The purpose behind this is to guide and help the "yatris" so that they can easily take the 'darshan'.

The blog has been enriched with various pics and information, which is being gathered from the online resources and personal experiences of the blogger while undertaking the Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan.
The blog makes the devotees aware about the various Do's and Don'ts during the yatra and also gives valuable tips which can be followed before undertaking the journey. 

 If in case any devotee wants to contact the official site of Mata Vaishno Devi then you are advised to kindly visit Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board


                                     जय  माता दी

How to Reach Katra

Once you have selected your preferred way for How to Reach Vaishno Devi and landed in the holy city of Jammu; then your next stoppage for Mata Bhawan would be Katra. The distance between Jammu and Katra is about 50 Km. Katra serves as a base camp in the journey towards Maa Vaishno Devi. As the Bhawan of Mata Vaishno Devi is in the hills of the Trikuta Mountain, thus most of the devotees rests and stay at Katra before commencing their onward journey for Vaishno Bhawan.
A Taxi on the Jammu to Katra road
Roadway from Jammu to Katra

How to reach Vaishno Devi

                        चलो बुलावा  आया है ! माता ने बुलाया है !!

It is a strong belief by the devotees of Mata that the holy tour to Vaishno Devi starts after the "Call of Mata". You may analyze this to be an outcome of faith but it is more than a simple belief and many pilgrims have gained personal experiences regarding this "Call of Mata". Devotees feel that when Mata calls them, they are bound to visit Vaishno Devi, to get pampered with her love and blessings. On the contrary it is also believed that you can't take the Darshan if you do not get the "Call of Mata", irrespective of your high social status.

जय माता दी - About "Mata Vaishno Devi"

Frontview of Devi Mata Bhawan
Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan
The holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi is located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, also known as the heaven of India. The cave resides in between the three peaks of the mountain called Trikuta. The Mata Vaishno Shrine stands to be one of the holiest and oldest Hindu temples and is regarded as the most visited pilgrim places of India. Devotees have to cover a distance of around 12 km from Katra to Bhawan.