How to reach Vaishno Devi from Katra

The visit to the famous Vaishno Devi temple of Jammu is considered one of the most difficult religious journeys in the country. The reason for this is the 13 km journey to Mata’s temple. The condition of even the youth gets worse in traveling this 13 km.

If you are going to the temple of Mata Vaishno Devi and you have a family together, then this journey can be even more difficult for you. However, if you are not in a condition to go on foot, there are many other ways to comfortably complete the journey from the foothills to the mother’s court.

Mata Vaishno Devi helicopter booking

It is considered the best tool for the elderly. For this, you have to book 60 days in advance. For this, you will have to spend 1045 rupees for one side. It starts from the foothills of Katra and drops you at Sanjhi Chhat. 5 to 6 passengers are carried by helicopter at a time. It takes about 8 minutes. The helipad is located at a distance of about 2 km from the Katra bus stand and Mata ka Bhawan is situated at a distance of about 2.5 km from Sanjichhat. This device is comfortable but expensive for people with a low budget.

Vaishno Devi Trek Traveling by Horse/Mule

It is one of the oldest means. In this, you are taken to the mother’s house by sitting on a mule or horse. For this, you have to pay different charges for different distances. For Katra to Bhawan, about 700 rupees will have to be spent to go from Katra to Ardh virgin or Ardh virgin to Bhawan, about 400 rupees will be spent.

Pram facility for children at Vaishno Devi

If you have come for darshan with children and cannot travel in a helicopter, then there is no problem. Now the facility of prams is also available to reach Maa Vaishno Devi temple. You will have to spend Rs 400-500 to avail prams facility for your kids. It can accommodate two children at once. Devotees are getting the facility of pram from Katra to Ardhkuwari Bhawan and Bhairon Baba on reaching Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. This facility is being provided to those arriving by helicopter from the helipad to the building of Mata Vaishno. To avail of the facility of PRAM, Rs 350 will have to be spent from Katra to Ardhkuwari. Whereas from Katra to the main building, a charge of Rs 700 to 800 will have to be paid.

By ropeway from Vaishno Devi temple to Bhaironath temple

Apart from Maa Vaishno Devi, there is also a temple of Bhairav ​​Baba. The distance between the two is 1.5 kilometers. The climb to the temple of Bhairav ​​Baba is more complicated. Due to this, most people come back without seeing it. Now ropeway service is available for this. It leads directly to Bhairav ​​Valley from Manokamna Bhawan. It takes 15 minutes. To go from the ropeway to the temple of Bhairav ​​Baba, a fee of about 100 rupees has to be paid. In this 40 to 50 people can travel simultaneously.

Palki Service at Mata Vaishno Devi

Palki is also a good means of traveling from Katra to Maa ki Bhawan. The elderly and children can travel in it. It is convenient for those who are afraid to sit on horses and mules. For this, in case of weight less than 100 kg, you will have to pay Rs 4,000 for commuting from Katra to Bhawan and in case of weight more than 100 kg, Rs 4,500 will be charged.

Battery car service Vaishno Devi

To make the holy journey of Mata Vaishno, the devotees get a wonderful opportunity to visit Mother Bhagwati by trekking a difficult climb of 13.5 km. Keeping this in mind, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has started a battery car service Vaishno Devi for devotees who are 50 years of age and above.

Battery car service runs only between Ardhkuwari to Bhawan. Devotees will have to pay Rs 354 per person for traveling from Ardhkuwari to Bhawan via battery car while traveling from Bhavan to Ardhkumari via battery car will have to pay Rs 236 per person. At the time of booking, it will be mandatory for the devotees to show a certificate or ID, the same battery car runs in the service of the devotees from 06:10 Am to 10:00 PM.

The Shrine Board has extended service time till 10:00 pm so that more and more devotees can take advantage of this service. Now battery car service is available to devotees in about 7 stages. In this till 7:30 in the morning, then till 10 in the morning. Then till 1 pm, after that till 3:30 pm and after that till 6 pm and after that till 8 pm, and finally till 10 pm this battery car service is currently available for the devotees.

There are many ways to reach the temple of Maa Vaishno Devi located in Katra. These include many means like Palki, battery cars, helicopters, and prams. Battery car service was started especially for the differently-abled, elderly, and sick people. More than 25 battery cars ply the 13 km route to the Temple of Maa Vaishno Devi.


  1. How to book a helicopter in Vaishno Devi?

    You can book a Vaishno Devi helicopter online at website. You can book the helicopter online by following all the steps that are needed while doing the helicopter. Or you can also book a helicopter ticket by calling this number 099535 44322

  2. How much will it cost to visit Vaishno Devi?

    No Cost

  3. How much is a helicopter ticket to Vaishno Devi?

    1730 Per Person Per Side

  4. Which helicopter is best from Katra to Vaishno Devi?

    Himalayan Helicopter Services provide good helicopter services from Katra to Vaishnav Devi Temple.

  5. Is pre-booking necessary for the Vaishno Devi helicopter tour?


  6. Which is the best time to visit Vaishno Devi?

    Although the Vaishno Devi Yatra is open throughout the year and can be visited at any time, due to the peak season between May to June and Navratri (March to April and September to October) in summer, there is a huge crowd of devotees.

  7. how to reach Vaishno Devi temple from Katra?

    Helicopter, palaki, Horse/mule, and Battery Car from Ardhkunwari to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

  8. Is there any ropeway from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple?

    No, not now, but it will happen in the near future because this project has got a green signal from the government.

  9. Battery car from Katra to Vaishno Devi price

    Not Available. The Service is available from Ardhkunwari to Vaishno Devi temple and Vice Versa.

  10. Mata Vaishno Devi battery car booking travel agent number


  11. How many people can sit in a battery car?

    7 people

  12. Vaishno Devi battery car charges?

    If the devotee goes from Ardhkunwari to Bhavan by battery car, then the devotee will have to pay ₹ 354 for each ride. If the devotee comes back from Bhavan towards Ardhkunwari, he will have to pay ₹ 236 per ride.

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