Complete Information to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra

Complete Information to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra

Top India trips is giving complete information about the Holy Shrine and make their pilgrimage comfortable and unforgettable experience. This site provides all the necessary information about the pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. You must thoroughly go through before plan your trips. This will help you with great information.

Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti Mata, It is located on Trikuta Mountain, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi Maa, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.

Vaishno Devi Temple is near the town of Katra, in Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most famous places of worship in India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 m) from Katra. Approximately 8 million pilgrims (visitors) visit the temple every year and it is the second most religious shrine in India.

Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi

The Vaishno Devi Mata temple is one of the famous cave shrines of Goddess Vaishno Devi which is also known as Trikuta Bhagwati. This temnple is located at a height of 5200 feet. In this beautiful sacred shrine the goddess are images of three deities’ viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.



Route Map of Mata Vaishno Devi



How to reach Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan

After reaching Bhawan, you can buy Prasad and other offerings. There you have to Show the Yatra Ticket at the office and collect the Token No and check the group. Group number is allotted at the counter of Yatra Slip. It is located on the left hand side immediately after the luggage check post. This group number would then determine the sequence in which the yatries would have Darshan and the time till they would have to wait for obtaining Darshans.



For Holy Darshans in the Cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji are in the form of natural rock formation called Pindies with no idols or statues. Darshans are regulated through a continuously moving queue. Yatries are grouped into batches of 200 each depending on their time of arrival at the grouping counter at Bhawan and each group is called one by one to enter into the Darshan Queue.



The group which is having Darshans at any given point of time is called the current group for which the Yatries shall have to wait before having Darshans. In regular days or days of moderate rush, Yatries can have Darshans almost immediately. However, on days of heavy rush, during the peak months, one may have to wait for 9-10 hours before one’s group number is called out for Darshans. In case of irrespective rush, one must obtain the group number immediately after reaching Bhawan. Most pilgrims prefer to take a bath before proceeding for Darshans. Pilgrims used to take a bath at the Bathing Ghat, which the water that flows from the feet of Mata.


How to reach Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi

To visit Mata Vaishno Devi Ji, you have to reach Katra, It is a small town situated around 50 kms. From Jammu, It was the winter capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Katra is the base camp for the yatra. Katra is well connected to Jammu and Jammu, in turn, it is well connected to the rest of the country by Air, Rail, and Road.


Reach by Air 

Jammu Airport is located just about 48 kilometers away. It is the nearest airport that can be accessed to reach Katra by air. Some of the major airlines operational at the Jammu Airport include Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet and many others. Jammu Airport is connected to Delhi, Leh, Srinagar, Mumbai, Pune,

Ahmadabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa and others. It is absolutely a treat to watch these winged creatures dotting the sky or perched in tree tops.


By Train

Katra railway station is the nearest railway station to visit Mata Vaishno Devi. Katra is connected to other parts of country on broad gauge and numerous passenger trains from various parts of the country. Peak season in summer and at the time of holidays in India, the Railways introduce many special trains for Katra for the comfort of the Yatris. Many super-fast trains also in this route and one can reach Katra overnight from New Delhi. There are list of trains, schedules and booking status could be seen at the Indian Railways website. If you are planning to travel in the near future, you can even book tickets online in advance.

By Road

Jammu and Kashmir is well connected through road to rest of India. National Highway No. 1A passes through Jammu towards Srinagar. There are regular bus services from all major North Indian cities are available for Jammu as well as Katra. Many air conditions or non-air conditions buses of various State Road Transport Corporations as well as private operators connect Jammu with important cities and towns of North India.

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