Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra
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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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Dilip Satnere
  • Dilip Satnere
  • Lives in Bhusawal
  • 2 Reviews

"Located in a hilly place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 days 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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Rakesh Sharma
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 13 Reviews

"Amazing location" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days 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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Manish Heet
  • Manish Heet
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Place where wishes come true" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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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Sapna Singh
  • Sapna Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"A nice visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very nice place to visit, you have to go to Bhairo darshan after temple darshan of mata Vaishno Devi. When I visited there was rainfall with hailstone which use to start only in evening.
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Shubham Kumar
  • Shubham Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 5 Reviews

"Like dream come true"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was my dream to visit there and was a worthless travel. The sight from above such mountain was amazing and the travellers came there across the world. The lockers and storage facilities was very good.
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Rahul
  • Rahul
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Blessed Darshan"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Shrine board has introduced lots of new services with Horse ride and helicopter which makes easy for the travellers for the Mata Rani darshan. Several places available for purchasing meals. It is recommended for the old age travellers to book for Helicopter service when visiting there, since it is difficult to go on horse, you will get tired and will feel uncomfortable after sitting for the long time.
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Srujana
  • Srujana
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 34 photos
  • 14 Reviews

"Must visit atleast once"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very good darshan and a nice trip. Each and every person needs to go atleast once in lifetime. Actually we have gone in navratri season. Quite long queue but moved very fastly. There are three dwaras for darshan of "Mata Vaishno Devi".
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Prince Aggarwal
  • Prince Aggarwal
  • Lives in Surat
  • 6 Reviews

"Awesome religious experience"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The visit to Mata Vaishno Devi mandir was a pleasant one. The essence of the peace, the power of goddess Vaishno Devi is all over there. The temple is very beautiful located on top of mountain. The paidal yatra to temple was very terrific, the place is full of lives. There are activities going on at every turn, the people there are really helpful, overall a full value to money spent.
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Luv Tanwani
  • Luv Tanwani
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 photo
  • 20 Reviews

"Book Helicopter service for early Darshan"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Helicopter service at Vaishno Devi Temple is just fabulous as we reached in 2 minutes and the ride was very memorable. Loved the Temple and had a great experience.
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