Pilgrimage Tour

How to Reach Vaishno Devi

To visit the Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi,  pilgrims have to travel to Katra town which is at a distance of 50 km from the city of Jammu. Katra is the base camp for the 13-km trek to the Holy Cave of Vaishno Devi. Katra is well connected to Jammu. Jammu state is well connected to major destinations of the country by air, rail, and road.

Vaishno Devi by Air

The nearest airport to Vaishno Devi is Jammu Airport. Jammu airport is well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad. It’s easy to get a cab from the Jammu airport to Katra as regular taxi and cab services are available.

Vaishno Devi by Train

Numerous passenger trains ply from various parts of the country to Katra via Jammu. Indian Railways has also introduced special trains for the comfort of the Yatris during the peak season. Pilgrims can reach Jammu/Katra from Delhi overnight as various superfast trains also ply on this route. One can also deboard at Jammu and board a bus to Katra.

Vaishno Devi by Road

Regular bus services from all major North Indian cities are available for Jammu as well as Katra as NH 1A passes through Jammu towards Srinagar. If you are traveling by road, either through public or own transport, you can take the by-pass from Kunjwani, around 10 kms off Jammu. Further head straight to Katra (base camp for the trek to Vaishno Devi). Many standard and deluxe buses of various State Road Transport Corporations as well as private operators link Jammu with important cities and towns of North India.

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