Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra
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Vaishno Devi Temple

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Vaishno Devi Temple
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About Vaishno Devi Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM
Considered one of the holiest temples in India, the temple of Vaishno Devi resides at an altitude of over 5000 feet above the sea level. Vaishno Devi, also known as Vaishnavi and Mata Rani, is at a distance of 12 km from Katra.  Every year, nearly a million devotees visit the temple to offer their prayers to the deity. A board, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has been setup by the Government to look after the welfare of the temple. 

From Katra, apart from walking, few other modes of transportation are available. The J&K Government offers helicopter services from both Jammu and Katra to the temple. Little ponies and Palkis are also available for the journey. However, most of the devotees prefer the journey on foot to reach the temple. It takes nearly 4 hours to reach the temple, and 3 hours to come back downhill.
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Ruchi Mathur
  • Ruchi Mathur
  • 36 Reviews

"Good scenery around the temple" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Awesome temple want to go again and again there, very nice scenery around the temple, very beautiful darshan of Mata Rani. Very tasty prasad also. Toilets, shops and Vishram Grah arrangement is very nice for darshna this but too much crowded.
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Dharmesh Rathor
  • Dharmesh Rathor
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Had a nice darshan" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Had a calm and cool darshan. Best to go by walk. You can also choose helicopter, palki or battery car. Best to start your journey in the afternoon so that you reach by evening.
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Deepika  Bhardwaj
  • Deepika Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 4 Reviews

"Very happening place, food is available around" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The 14 km yatra can easily be covered as there are all the basic things available on the way that one can need while travelling. Good food with a variety of options available throughout the journey. Difficult to figure out the time of the day or night as the place is always very happening.
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Abhijeet Kashyap
  • Abhijeet Kashyap
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 Reviews

"Visit this place if not visited" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hey guys have you ever visited this temple in your life if not then come here and make your minds clean and visit this temple. Located about 13 km above the ground level you will enjoy walking there and enjoying the scenic beauty. This is just awesome place come with your family and enjoy the beauty.
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Vivek  Mahajan
  • Vivek Mahajan
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome darshans" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I visited there in the month of September. The crowd is very less and I had a wonderful darshans of Mata Vaishno Devi. I even had the bookings for Atka Aarti. Please book it 60 days advance from Shrine board site and feel the blessings in the air during your visit.
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Avinash  Kumar
  • Avinash Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 3 Reviews

"Spiritual visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Totally divine spirituality, awesome, words are not enough to describe my feelings about my journey. I am totally in love with my god and creations of nature, one must visit once in life.
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Dilip Satnere
  • Dilip Satnere
  • Lives in Bhusawal
  • 2 Reviews

"Located in a hilly place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Vaishno Devi temple was one of famous temple in India located in Katra, where thousand of people visit daily to see Matarani. The temple was located at hill nearly 14 km distance from ground, there are various option available to reach temple are by walking palki, pony riding, helicopter.
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  • 4 votes

Rakesh Sharma
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 14 Reviews

"Amazing location"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The temple was at awesome location and the view was really amazing, everything was excellent and there was no rush in February it was really cold.
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  • 3 votes

Manish Heet
  • Manish Heet
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Place where wishes come true"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Place where wishes come true and you come near to nature and divinity. Also visit Bhairo Mandir. Don't forget to visit Ardhkuwari. Though the journey is long by foot but could be completed by Helicopter ride or widely available horses.
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Udhav Dubey
  • Udhav Dubey
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Most visited pilgrim centre"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One of the holiest and most revered pilgrim centre in the country, Vaishno Devi is believed to be the spiritual heaven for Hindu believers. Mata Vaishno Devi yatra, itself a very holy and graceful. Must visit pilgrim spot. I like to visit every year.
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