Shri Mata VaishnoDevi is one of the most visited and revered shrines of India. While visiting VaishnoDevi some of the things have to keep in mind. We are providing some information on some facts about Vaishno Devi regarding the climate, clothing, best time to visit and other details.

     Facts about VaishnoDevi


    Which is the Nearest Airport and Railway Station to Reach Vaishno Devi      

    Jammu is the nearest Airport for reaching Vaishno Devi. Jammu is 50 KM from Katra town and it takes around 2 hoours to reach Katra which is the base station from which Mata Vaishnodevi yatra starts. Train goes upto Katra which is the base station from which Mata Vaishnodevi yatra starts.

     Is there any Registration for Vaishnodevi      
    You have to register yourself at Katra before proceeding for Yatra. After Registration you will get Yatra slip or yatra parchi which you have to carry along with you for your Yatra. Registration counter is at Bus stand Katra. Registration facility is also available online at Mata vaishnodevi shrine board website and one can book 30 days in advance.

     What is the distance of Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan from Katra Town    
    Distance between Banganga (Starting point of yatra from Katra) and Mata Bhawan is approx. 12 hours. Most of the people prefer to complete the Yatra on foot. Otherwise Ponies and Palkis are also available on fixed rates at Banganga. Helicopter Service between Katra and Sanjichat helipad is also available, but it is to be booked online at Mata vaishnodevi shrine board website. Sanjichat Helipad is 2.5 Kms from Bhawan. On the way food,tea-coffee, drinking water, toilets, medical facility are available in plenty.

    What are the facilities on the way from Katra to Bhawan      

    On the way food,tea-coffee, drinking water, toilets, medical facility are available in plenty. Important points on the way are Adhkuwari 6 kms, Sanjichat 9 Kms. At these two points accomodation, toilet and eating facilities are made available by Shrine board. Most of the people also visit Garab Joon temple at Adhkuwari. Battery operated cars are also available at nominal rates at Adhkuwari which is half way between Banganga and Bhawan. Prefernce is given to aged and handicap person for travelling in battery car.

    How Much time it takes to have a darshan after reaching Bhawan.?      
    On reaching Bhawan one has to get the group no for darshans after showing the Yatra Parchi. It usally takes 2-3 hours to have a Darshan after reaching bhawan depending upon the rush.

     Hows is the climate of VaishnoDevi    
    Usually it is hot in summers and Cold in winters. Temperaure and weather at the Katra town and Bhawan may differ. So dont mislead by temperatures of Katra town with that of Bhawan. There is a difference of 5 to 10 °C of temperature beween Katra town and Maa Vaishno devi Bhawan.

    What is the ATM availability    
    You will find lot many ATMs in Katra city. Almost all the hotels and good restaurants accept Credit/Debit cards,. There is ATM facility provided at Bhawan also.

     Will my Mobile Work in Vaishno Devi?    
    Prepaid mobiles will not work in J&K and only postpaid mobiles will operate. There is good Mobile connectivity at Katra and on the way to Bhawan and at Bhawan

    What is the best Time to visit VaishnoDevi?    
    You can visit VaishnoDevi any time in a year. Mostly people visit the Vaishnodevi from April to August,

    Where is Bhairon Mandir at Vaishno Devir?    
    ost of the people visit Bhairon Mandir after Vaishnodevi Darshan. Bhairon Mandir is approx. 1.5 Kms from Bhawan. You can trek back from bhairon mandir or from bhawan itself also.

    Is any accomodation facility available at Bhawan?    
    Rooms are also available at Bhawan which can be booked online on Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine board website, but the availabilty of rooms are limited.

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