Pilgrimage Tour
Vaishno Devi Yatra

Vaishno Devi Yatra

About Vaishno Devi Yatra

Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. Vaishno Devi Mandir is a holy shrine dedicated to Goddess Vaishno Devi and is located at the top of Trikuta hills in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Vaishno Devi is one of the most famous Temple in India which is located in Trikuta Hills that is 13 km away from Katra. The Vaishno Devi shrine is so magnificent and devoting that every devotee crosses every mile to just feel the essence of Vaishno Devi Temple. The word Vaishnavi was created from the combined energies of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. And Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess.

Every year, millions of pilgrims take Vaishno Devi Yatra to Vaishno Devi Temple for gaining the blessings of “Maa Vaishno Devi”. There is also one saying that only the people who have been called to visit Vaishno Devi Temple by Maa Vaishno Devi herself take the voyage. A lot of people believe in this saying and only visit when Maa calls them. It is also believed that everyone’s prayer is heard before Maa Vaishno Devi.

Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra – Katra To Bhawan

The town of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir is the base point of the 13 km trek to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi where an elaborate Bhawan exists taking care of every possible need of the devotee. The Yatra begins at Katra at a height of 5200 ft and pilgrims have to cover a distance of 13 km to reach the temple. At the end of their pilgrimage, the pilgrims are blessed with the Darshans of the Goddess Vaishnavi inside the Holy Cave. These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies.

Routes to know while vising Vaishno Devi Temple

A devotee has to cross 13 km from Katra to Bhawan. It takes them 5-6 hours to climb. Katra is the main camp for Vaishno Devi Yatra. People can come to Katra by Bus, Taxi, Train. But flight is available to Jammu.

A pilgrim can use any of the two routes from Ardhkuwari to Vaishno Devi Bhawan, one is 5.5 km less steep uphill and the other one is 6.5 km steep uphill. If a person cannot climb, then he/she can take another mode of transport such as the mule, palki, and pithoo. Further, there is a ropeway available from Bhawan to Bhairon Nath Temple.

Places to Visit During Vaishno Devi Yatra

There are some famous places besides Vaishno Devi Mandir which you can visit during the Vaishno Devi Yatra such as Vaishno Devi Ropeway, Dera Baba Banda, Bhairavnath Temple Vaishno Devi, Ardhkuwari cave, Katra, Shiv Khori, etc. As Vaishno Devi Yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimages in the world, it gives pilgrims a complete spiritual experience. So, to get an absolute experience you can visit these places.

Vaishno Devi Pilgrimage

With the huge attendance of devotees that visit Vaishno Devi, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board which oversees the administration and maintenance of the shrine, has made the Vaishno Devi Yatra available all year round 365 days. Darshans are open round the clock throughout the year. Also, a rail line from Udhampur to Katra has been started to facilitate the pilgrimage. The nearest airport is Jammu Airport which has very high flight frequency. All leading domestic airlines have their services to Jammu Airport. In addition to that, there are helicopter services available for the pilgrims which have made the journey to the holy shrine a little easier.

Hotels to stay during the Vaishno Devi Yatra

Every devotee visiting Vaishno Devi Temple looks for a fine hotel to stay in during the tour. We have made a list of some quality hotels where you can live during the Vaishno Devi Yatra. The list of such hotels is given below;

  1. Hotel Rama Trident
  2. Hotel Subash International
  3. Hotel Rama Palace
  4. Hotel The Royal Krishna
  5. Hotel Katra Residency

These are some of the best hotels in Katra opened with all the necessary facilities for a tourist at affordable prices.

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2 years ago

How will get the password for yatra parchi ragistration

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2 years ago

Are there carts service for travel from katra to main mandir , what are charges & how much time taken

Reply to  anuj
2 years ago

how will be get the password for yatra parchi eagistration

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