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Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi is one of the most sacred as well as most visited Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti and is located in the hills of Vaishno Devi in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi is also lovingly called as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi. Both are the manifestation of the Mother Goddess. Situated near the town of Katra in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, Vaishno Devi India is one of the most respected places of worship in Northern India. The Vaishno Devi Mandir is situated at an altitude of more than 5000 feet and approximately 15 kilometers from the city of Vaishno Devi Katra.

Around 10 million pilgrims visit the temple every year and is the second most visited holy place in India. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board looks after the maintenance of the shrine and a special rail link has been built from Udhampur to Katra to make it easy for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir. The nearest airport, Jammu Airport, has high flight frequency and is connected properly to all major Indian cities with all leading domestic airlines having their regular services to the airport. Katra India serves as the Katra Pilgrimage destination for those going to seek blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. To travel from Jammu to Katra, one can take cabs or buses from the bus stand. If you have to Travel to Vaishno Devi from New Delhi, there are options to travel in buses up to Katra and even the trains are comfortable. Upon reaching Katra, you can also consider to take a Vaishno Devi Helicopter.

Vaishno Devi Tourism makes sure that every devotee gets to have the desired blessing from Maa Vaishno Devi in most comfortable way possible. Since it is on a mountain and one has to a climb 12 km to reach it, there are several ways to do Vaishno Devi Tour and Yatra from Katra that one can do: One is from Katra to Ardh Kuari of 6 KM. in which one can walk 3 hours or get a Pony for hourly charges. Other is from Ardh Kuari to Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan of 6 KM, which one can walk for 3 hours and get a Pony for hourly charges. For elderly people and handicapped, electric vans are provided. Third is Vaishno Devi Travel from Katra to Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan directly of 12 KM which could be done with a Vaishno Devi Helicopter ride within five Minutes!