2 Nights Itinerary Covering: Jammu – Katra – Jammu
Located in the Himalayas, Vaishno Devi Temple holds special significance in the Hindu religion. Believed to be an incarnation of Maa Shakti, Maa Vaishno Devi is supposed to be a combination of the energies of Maha Kali Maha Saraswati and Mahalaxmi. Vaishno Devi Darshan is of great importance in Hindu mythology and each year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come to Vaishno Devi to quench their spiritual thirst. Pilgrims are ready to undertake the excruciatingly difficult 12 kilometer Yatra from the base of the Trikuta Mountains in Katra to the Vaishno Devi shrine to get a glimpse of goddess Vaishno Devi.
The cave is located at a height of 5300 feet and contains three stones (Pindis) each one depicting goddess Mahalakshmi, Maha Kali and Maha Saraswati.
Our Vaishno Devi helicopter package has been specially curated for pilgrims who are unable to trek 12 kilometers. We will start from Katra and then you will be transferred to a helipad that will take you to Sanjichhat, from Sanjichhat you will complete a short trek to reach Vaishno Devi temple. Keep your boarding pass handy as you will get the benefit of early Darshan only on showing the boarding pass.
The first day of your Vaishnodevi tour starts when you arrive at the Jammu railway station/airport. We have made arrangements for an assisted transfer to Katra from the airport. Your hotel stay will be at Katra from where your Vaishnodevi helicopter tour will commence.
You need not worry about Vaishnodevi helicopter ticket booking as we will take care of it. The Vaishnodevi shrine board provides the Maa Vaishnodevi helicopter booking services and we book these for our guests. Enjoy the relaxing views of the surrounding Himalayas from your Katra hotel.
We proceed towards Sanjichhat once you are freshened up. A helicopter will be waiting for you near your hotel, as discussed we have already taken care of the Vaishnodevi chopper booking formalities. Upon reaching Sanjichhat, resume the journey on foot and reach the Maa Vaishnodevi temple. Carry your boarding pass so that the authorities can allow you to visit the temple.
Experience the divinity of the place and bow your head in reverence in front of the 3 Pindis which symbolize the three mother goddesses Maha Kali, Maha Saraswati, and Mahalaxmi. We return to Sanjichhat to board a helicopter which will take us back to Katra. You can buy some Prasad for your friends and family members from the local Prasad shop.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Katra.
The smell of the famous Rajma (kidney beans) is tantalizing and every spice shop in the market of Katra will have Rajma along with other spices. Take home a piece of Jammu back home by choosing to buy some spices from the local market. The markets of Katra are famous for other items like handicrafts, dry fruits, and woolen materials, take some Kashmiri Kesar and the famous pashmina shawl back home to impress your relatives. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Katra by taking a stroll through the town. Gorge on the local Kashmiri delicacies at your hotel where a sumptuous dinner has been arranged for your convenience.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Katra.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast full of local dishes and then check out from the hotel and proceed towards the Jammu airport/ railway station. As they say," Maa Vaishnodevi aapki manokaamna purna Kare"(may goddess Vaishnodevi fulfill your wishes).