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Vaishno Devi Temple Yatra | The call of the divine


While escaping the clutches of Bhairon during the Bhandaara(community meal) organised by Pandit Sridhar, Mata Vaishnavi ran to Trikuta mountain where she later killed Bhairon. Answering Sridhar's fervent prayers, Vaishnavi appeared in his dream and gave him the vision of the holy cave where she resided. Sridhar reached the cave where he found a rock form with three heads. Vaishnavi appeared before her devotee, blessed him and asked him to spread ...View more


Vaishno devi is said to be a powerful deity that fulfils the wishes of her devotees. She is said to cure diseases, bless childless couples and bestow prosperity. The breathtaking scenery around the trek and the temple, is an experience to cherish.

Deity - Temples

Deity :- Goddess Durga

Temple Covered :-

Vaishno Devi Temple

Yatra Preparations

The yatra requires a 13km climb to reach the Vaishno devi temple. Those with medical conditions are require to get clearance from doctors. The devotees should get a yatra slip from the Yatra registration counter near the Katra bust stand, without which they will not be allowed to continue. It is advisable to book accommodation at the temple in advance.

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Area Covered

Vaishno Devi temple, Charan Paduka, Adkuwari, Bhairon temple

Auspicious Days

Navratri, the festival month of Chaitra (Mar/April) see special celebration and festivities in the temple.

Best time to Travel

The shrine is opened through out the year. The peak seasons are May-July, Navratri and New Year vacations. If physically fit, monsoon and winter are the best time to visit for the scenic beauty along with darshan.

Darshan Info Clock Duration

The yatra takes around 2-3 days from Jammu. There are various packages that cover the nearby temples which would effect around 5-7 days duration.

Katra can be reached from Jammu by road or rail. The 13 km trek from Katra to the temple can be done on foot, horses, palanquins or helicopter.

Pilgrimaide Travel Package Details


Vaishno Devi Temple Yatra is planned for 5 Nights/6 Days

Katra is the starting place of the Vaishno Devi Yatra. Arrival to Katra from Delhi will be covered in the tour package. You will have to collect the pass for Vaishno Devi Darshan from Katra. The temple is located 12Km from Katra. Katra to Shrine travel can be either by foot or on Pony. Evening Darshan can be done at the Shrine.  Overnight stay near Vaishno Devi Temple . After morning darshan at the shrine, travel back to Katra begins.

Tour package route would be as below

Delhi-Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Devi - Katra -Jammu- Delhi

Travel Method

Katra can be reached from Jammu by road or rail. The 13 km trek from Katra to the temple can be done on foot, horses, palanquins or helicopter.

Crowd Expected

The shrine records around a crore of devotees in a year. During Navratri, new year holidays and in the summer months, there is a heavy rush and devotees have to wait 12-20 hours for darshan


Navratri, the festival month of Chaitra (Mar/April) see special celebrations and festivities in the temple

Must Haves

The devotees are advised to wear light cotton clothing if travelling in summers. During winter, heavy woollen wear will be required. Comfortable canvas shoes or footwear are essential. It is important to carry essential medicines, torches, walking stick etc. The climb is long and hard, so travel as light as possible. Unnecessary clothing, heavy luggage should be left at Katra.  Devotees can avail food, blankets, drinks at the stalls to avoid carrying it.

Health Awarness

Those with serious medical problems, cardiac diseases, high blood pressure or asthma are advised against using stairs. They can avail ponies or palanquins.


The temple lies in the Himalayan hills and witness cold winter with sub zero temperatures. Snowfall can be expected in the months of Dec-Feb. Summers are pleasant with the average temperature in the twenties.

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