The Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi is located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. The famous pilgrimage is situated at the height of 1560 m above sea level. It is believed that you don’t plan when to visit Maa here at Vaishno Devi instead Maa herself calls you here and when she calls you; nothing comes in your way.
Vaishno Devi Temple also popular with the name of Mata Rani, each year millions of devotees travel to Jammu and Kashmir to seek blessings of Maa durga. To reach the holy cave you need to trek approximately 12 km from the base camp at Katra. There are no idols and statues inside the cave, Maa darshan is in the form of three natural rocks, popularly known as Pindies. Darshans are opened throughout the year.
The journey to the holy pilgrimage starts from Katra, a small town situated around 50 km from Jammu. Katra serves as the base camp for the journey. You can choose any mode of transport to reach here. To ease the journey for devotees, who are running short of time or who does not prefer to trek till the Vaishno Devi Bhawan, Vaishno Devi Helicopter Service has been introduced by the Shrine Board. The Helicopter services starts from Katra to the hills and drop at “Sanjichhatt”.
Helicopter Service Timings
The Vaishno Devi Helicopter Timings starts each day at 7:40 am and continue till 5:00 pm.
The service is available at every 20 to 30 minutes from Katra Helipad which is at 2.6 km distance from the Katra Bus Stand on Udhampur Road. Vaishno Devi Bhawan (the main temple) is about 2.5 km from the Helipad at Sanjichhat and is 9.5 km from Katra.
If you are planning for the same day return you need to report by 1:00 pm as the last helicopter takes off at 1:30 pm. The flight timings from Katra to Sanjichhat are approximately 8 minutes.
Charge Per Ride / Cost
You can visit our page for easy booking for Vaishno Devi Helicopter Charges.
The usual one way charge for Vaishno Devi Helicopter Cost Per Ride is Rs 1045/- per person from Katra to Sanjichhat or from Sanjichhat to Katra.
And for two way fare from Katra to Sanjichhat to return back Katra is Rs 2090/- per person. Each flight can accommodate up to 5- 6 passengers.
The ticket price is exclusive of the tax rates and will be charged on the date of travel at the respective location.
Contact Details and How to Book
Check out our pages for further assistance for Vaishno Devi Helicopter Service Contact Number and for easy and quick booking for Helicopter services.
You can also do advance online booking for Helicopter tickets at the official site by filling in the required necessary details. Booking of tickets is subject to availability for particular slots.
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The online booking once confirmed cannot be rescheduled. You need to carry the physical copy of your reservation ticket to avoid any problem regarding status of your booking. Children below 2 years of age are not chargeable.
There is also a provision of cancellation of tickets up to 4 days before the travel date.
Article Title: Vaishno Devi Helicopter Service: Timings, Charges, Prices, Contact Number and More
Article first published on July 23, 2019.