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VAISHNO DEVI
 
02 NIGHTS 03 DAYS 

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KASHMIR TOUR-01

MATA-VAISHNO DEVI -YATRA 

Duration:02 Nights 03 Days

Jammu( Arrive )- Katra ( 02 Night ) 

Tour Itinerary

MATA VAISHNO DEVI YATRA GUIDELINES

The Journey from Katra town to Vaishno Devi (Durbar) is 13 kms, which has to be traversed by pony, ‘dandi’ or on foot. ‘Pithus’ (coolies) are also available.Helicopter Service has also been operating daily from Jammu/ Katra to Shrine.

WHAT TO REMEMBER:

 Obtain a yatra slip only from the yatra registration counter at the Tourist Reception Centre at the Katra bus stand and nowhere else. Without an authentic yatra slip, crossing of the Ban Ganga check post is not permitted.

 Take official receipts for all payments made to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVSB) as well as those made to private vendors. Demand to see official rate lists when making payments.

 Use only the donation boxes provided by the SMVSB. In case of donations at the donation counters of the board at Katra (central office), Adhkawari, Sanji Chhat and various points at the Bhawan and obtain a formal receipt for the same.

 Donations to the shrine are exempt from income tax under the Income Tax Act. Do contact the central office of the Shrine Board located at Katra, or the Sub Divisional Magistrate or Tehsildar in Room No. 8, Kalika Bhawan, Durbar, or write to the Chief executive Officer, SMVSB for any suggestions/complaints.

 Avoid over straining yourself on the climb. Walk on the paved track, instead of the stairs. Do not relax at points where warning notices are displayed. Do not break traffic discipline or try to over take others at difficult stretches.

 To maintain the sanctity of the place do not indulge in playing cards, smoking or chewing betel (paan) at Bhawan or enroute. Do not paint, stick posters or disfigure signboards, and also avoid littering the area.

 Fellow pilgrims are bound to you by their faith in the Mata. Avoid playing transistors or tape recorders too loudly or creating blockage or hindrances in the passages meant for circulation of the yatris.

 Qualified doctors are available at the Primary Health Centre, Katra and at the dispensaries at Adhkawari and Bhawan, round the clock. They are also available at the evening clinic at Katra bus stand; open 2 p.m to 8 p.m. Medical Aid Centres run by the SMVSB provide necessary assistance to the pilgrims at the Katra bus stand, Banganga and Sanji Chhat.

 Clothing - Light woollens are required at night even during summer. During the remaining parts of the year heavy woollens are require.

The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVSB) runs a large number of cafeterias and viewing points along the trail between Katra and the shrine where snacks, coffee and cold drinks are provided to the yatris on a no-profit-no-loss basis. The Shrine Board also runs ‘bhojanalyas’ at Katra, Adhkawari, Sanji Chhat and at the Bhawan / shrine for providing hygienically prepared food to the yatris on a no-profit-no-loss basis. 

Upon reaching the Bhawan, a group number is allotted to the pilgrims at the slip (‘parchi’) counter against the yatra slip issued at Katra. The yatri is required to stand in queue at Gate Number 2 till the announcement of the group’s number is made to proceed to the sanctum sanctorum. While inside the cave, one should concentrate on the darshan of the mother goddess in her three-pindi forms – Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi or Maha Vaishnavi and Maha Saraswati. The holy water coming from the feet of the Mata can be collected on the way back.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Yatries are requested not to carry certain prohibited items while performing Yatra. These articles will not be allowed to carry beyond checking and frisking point established at Banganga. The following items will be confiscated and will not be returned to Yatries if found in the baggage by the Security Staff at the Darshani gate.

  Meat, Fish and Egg. (Banned in Katra Town)   Liquor. (Banned in Katra Town)   Tobacco, Cigarettes, Bidi, Match Boxes and any other addictive substance. (Beyond Banganga)   Lighters, Scissors-metal with pointed tips, Toy weapon. (Beyond Banganga)   Sharp Objects – Axes, Knives (any length and type), hatchets, Cattle Prods, Crowbars, Hammers, Drills, Razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors, Sabers, Sword etc. (Beyond Banganga)   Ammunition, BB guns, Compressed Air Guns, Firearms, Parts of Guns and Firearms, Pellet Guns, Realistic Replicas of Firearms, pistols, Explosives. (Banned item)  Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel), Gasoline, Gas Torches. (Beyond Banganga) Disabling Chemicals and other Dangerous Items. (Banned item)

 Video Camera/ Camcorder (Beyond Banganga)   Nariyals (Beyond Frisking Point at Bhawan)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Jammu – Katra (55 km / Approx 02 Hours Drive)

 Welcome to Jammu, the winter capital of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. On arrival, you will be greeted by Tour My India’s representative/driver and transferred to Katra, the base point of Vaishnodevi. Arrive in Katra and check into your hotel. The rest of the evening will be free for leisure. Overnight stay at Katra.

Day 2 Katra - Vaishno Devi Darshans

Start the 2nd day of your Vaishno Devi tour with breakfast, then proceed to Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan- one of the most popular pilgrimages of India situated in Trikuta Hills.

Yatra involves a trek of nearly 14 Kms from Ban Ganga Bridge in Katra. An alternate way to perform darshans is by battery-operated cars, ponies/palkis/helicopters.

If time permits, visit Ardhkuwari & Bhairo Temple. Now a ropeway connects Vaishno Devi Bhavan to Bhairo Temple. After visiting the temples, return to the hotel in Katra and relax in your hotel.

Day 3 Katra-Jammu Drop (55 km / Approx 02 Hours Drive)

Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Jammu Airport/ Railway station. Board your flight/train back home with fond memories.

Tour and Services ends

TARIFF-2023

                    No. of Persons                Standard Hotels                Deluxe Hotels              Premium Hotels                 Vehicle

                          02 -06                           ₹ 9500 PP                        ₹ 1100 PP                    ₹ 13500 PP               Sedan Car/SUV 

Inclusions

Airport pick up/drop
Accommodation in twin sharing on MAP basis (Breakfast and Dinner included)
Return Helicopter Tickets Katra - Sanchichatt - Katra
Yatra Slips
Transportation required for the logistics as explained in the schedule above.
Innova/ Tavera/Qualis/ Scorpio/ Tempo Traveler grade vehicle during Journey(Being in high altitude, vehicles will be without AC)
Driver cum guide to take you to the locations mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

Air fare / train fare

Any meals other than those specified in Tour Cost Includes.

Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.

Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.

Guide & Entrance fees during sights.

HOTELS USED IN JAMU & KASHMIR

Budget Hotels

01 Night stay in Deluxe Houseboat (Double Room ), Srinagar Houseboat
04 Night stay in Hotel Nishat View (Standard Room), Srinagar Hotel
02 Night stay in Hotel Bhargav / Hotel Parin (Deluxe Room), Katra

Standard Hotels

01 Night stay in Deluxe Houseboat (Double Room ), Srinagar Houseboat
04 Night stay in Hotel Regal Palace (Double Room ), Srinagar Hotel
02 Night stay in Maharaja Inn / Hotel Dolphin (Standard Room / Deluxe Room), Katra

Deluxe Hotels

01 Night stay in Deluxe Houseboat (Double Room ), Srinagar Houseboat
04 Night stay in Hotel Grand Habib / The Pride Inn (Executive Room / Super Deluxe Room), Srinagar Hotel
02 Night stay in Jai Ma Inn Hotels (Classic Room), Katra

Super Deluxe Hotels

01 Night stay in Deluxe Houseboat (Double Room ), Srinagar Houseboat
04 Night stay in Hotel Royal Batoo / Hotel Grand Mahal (Deluxe Room), Srinagar Hotel
02 Night stay in Hotel Devi Grand / The Grand Sharan (Executive Club Room / Superior Room ), Katra

Luxury Hotels

01 Night stay in Deluxe Houseboat (Double Room ), Srinagar Houseboat
04 Night stay in Comrade Inn / Hotel Pine Spring (Double Deluxe / Deluxe Room), Srinagar Hotel
02 Night stay in The White Hotels / The Atrium on the Greens (Executive Room / Deluxe Room), Katra

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