As the legend goes, more than 700 years ago, Vaishno Devi, a devotes of Lord Vishnu used to pray to Lord Ram had taken vow of celibacy.BhaironNath , a tantrick (demon-God) tried to behold her and gave a chase. The Goddess felt thirsty at Banganga and shot an arrow into the earth from where water gushed out. The Goddess then meditated in the cave at Adhkawari. It took Bairon Nath nine month to locate Her, the reason why the cave is known as 'Garbh Joon' Mata Vaishno Devi blasted an opening at the other end of the cave with Her Trident when the demon -God located Her. On arriving at the holy cave at Darbar, she assumed the form of Maha Kali and cut of Bhairon Nath's head which was flung up the mountain by the force of blow and fell at the place where the Bhairon Temple is now located . The boulder at the mouth of the holy cave according to the legend is petrified torso of Bhairon nath who was granted divine forgiveness by the benevolent Mata in his dying moments.
Ma Vaishno Devi shrine is the most holy and sacred place nestled in the mighty Trikuta mountain,61 kms from north of Jammu, at the height of 5200 ft above the sea level, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. The Mata Vaishnmo Devi Shrine is one of the most popular shrines of INDIA.
Vaishno Devi Yatra Registration
The most important activity that a pilgrim has to undertake on reaching Katra is getting registered for the Yatra. Yatra Registeration is carried out at the Yatri Registeration centre (YRC) near the Bus Stand Katra.
All pilgrims without exception are required to register themselves before undertaking the Yatra. The task of registration is done by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board which is the only STATUTORY & LEGAL authority for the purpose. No other organization, private or public is authorized to issue the Yatra slip. The registration process is entirely FREE and is fully computerized. This process is carried out at the Yatra Registration Counter, popularly known as (YRC), situated at Bus stand, Katra. Under this, a visitor has to register his name along with the number of companions and he is issued a computerized Slip (Yatra slip/Parchi) which is the documentary permission for him to proceed on his journey to the main Shrine. He is required to cross the first Check Post located at Banganga (around 1.5 kilometers from the YRC) within 6 hours of the issue of the slip, failing which his slip is confiscated at the Check Post and he is required to take a fresh slip altogether. The entire Yatra Registration process is fully computerized, thus making it convenient, efficient and smooth. It is to be noted that yatries who proceed without this slip/Parchi shall be turned back from Banganga check post and not allowed to proceed further. In the rare case of any yatri being found at Bhawan/en-route without the yatra slip, he/she shall not only be turned back but disciplinary action shall also be taken against him/her.
Package Includes :
Accommodation on twin sharing for 2 Nights / 3 Days at above mentioned hotels or similar
Breakfast and Dinner at above mentioned Hotels
Non-air conditioned sumo for arrival / departure from airport to hotel & vice versa as per program
Heli Ticket for Vaishnov Devi Darshan (rates are subject to availability)
12.5% VAT on F & B
Meeting & Assistance on Arr / Dep by Travelguru Rep
All applicable Taxes
Package Excludes :
Personal Expenses like Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
Lunch at hotels
Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, room service, insurance, wine, boating charges
Guide / Entrance fees, porters, palanquins or Ponies on the treks for Yamunotri, Kedarnath
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot)
Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure
Day 1: Jammu - Katra
Arrive at Jammu by train / air . Meet and assist on arrival at railway station or airport transfer to hotel in Katra. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.
Your host town is gateway of God; Haridwar means Gateway of Lord Vishnu and Hardwar, Gateway of Lord Shiva.
Day 2: Katra - Vaishnodevi - Katra
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for heli Pad.
Departure Katra: 10,30 Hrs by Helicopter Arrival Sanjichhat:1035 Hrs
Onward to Bhawan by foot or Ponies (to be arranged directly)
Priority Darshan After darshan leave by ponies for Sanjichhat for last Helicopter to Katra Departure Sanjichhat: 1730 Hrs by Helicopter
Arrival Katra: 1740 Hrs.
After Darshan, Check in at Hotel for Rest. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Katra - Jammu
Later in the noon on time transfer to airport or Railway station to connect flight or Train for further destination.