One has to travel 12 Kms from Ban Ganga (starting point of Yatra) to Vaishno Devi Bhawan. While most pilgrims prefer to go by walking out of devotion while some feel uncomfortable walking. Many of them have breathing problems also. Old age and over weight person prefer hiring ponies. Pithoos are used to carry the bags and infants. While Palanquins (Palkis) are used by over aged pilgrims. The rates of ponies , pithus and palanquins are fixed by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Katra.

     Rates Of Ponies


      Ponies  Adult Pilgrim Adult + Child (3-6 Yrs.)
    Katra to Bhawan    700.00/- 800.00/-
    Katra to Adh-kumari or Adh-Kumari to Bhawan 380.00/- 430.00/-
    Katra to Sanjichhat 600.00/- 675.00/-
    Bhawan to Katra via Bharion 850.00/- 900.00/- 
     Bhawan to Sanjichhat or Bhawan to Bhairon 275.00/-   300.00/-
     Bhawan to Adkuwari via Bharion 425.00/-   475.00/--


     Rates Of Pithoos
      Pithoos  Lugguage upto 25 Kgs or Children upto 6 Years of Age
    Katra to Bhawan and back  700.00/-
    Katra to Bhawan 350.00/-
    Bhawan to Katra via Bhairon 400.00/-




      PALANQUINS (PALKIS)  Katra to Bhawan & Back to Katra Katra to Bhawan & Back Via Bhairon  Sanjichat Helipad to Bhawan
    For a Pilgrim upto 100 Kg. weight (4 Carriers)    4000.00/- 4500.00/-  1250.00/-
    For a Pligrim above 100 Kg. weight (6 Carriers) 4500.00/- 5000.00/- 1400.00/-


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