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Vaishno Devi Temple Timings – How to reach Vaishno Devi from Katra

Temple Information

Vaishno Devi temple second most visited temple in India. One of the Holiest and most revered pilgrim centers in the country. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti, which is also known as Mata Rani and Vaishno Devi.

Temple is located in between the folds of three mountains. The temple is 15 km from Katra. Aarti of the Goddess takes place twice a Day both in Morning and Evening before sunrise and sunset.

It is also one of the important shakti pith of India. Everyone Belives, that the devotee who passes through the Garbha Joon(Womb-shaped cave at Adhkuwari) with pure devotion gets his or her wish to fulfill.

One should visit the Vaishno Devi temple once in his or her lifetime.

Katra Vaishno Devi Photos

Vaishno Devi temple timings

Temple is open every day of the week.

Duration of the Day Timings
Morning5:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Places to visit near the Vaishno Devi temple and Katra.

  • Ardh Kuwari Cave.
  • Bhairavnath temple, Vaishno Devi.
  • Shopping in Vaishno Devi.
  • Dera Baba Banda.
  • Bagh-e-Bahu.
  • Bahu Fort.

How to reach Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra

By Air:  Nearest airport to Vaishno Devi Katra is at Jammu, which is around 75 km from the temple. One can easily get flights to Katra from many major cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, etc to Jammu.

From Jammu, one can easily get private buses or they can hire the taxis at a reasonable price to Katra.

By Trains:  Mata Vaishno Devi railway station is the nearest railway station in the Katra only. The Devotees can easily train from different cities to Katra.

Vande Bharat Express train is going to start through which one can easily reach from Delhi to Katra. Through this Train travel from Delhi to Katra will become very and fast.

For more information about Vande Bharat Express and Booking visit the here -> Vande Bharat Express train

By Road:  Katra well connects with many major cities through roads. Jammu is around 50 km from the Katra from Jammu guests can have private taxis or buses to Katra, which are easily available.

Trek from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple

Vaishno Devi Temple is around 15 km from Katra. Which as to covered by the trek. The Trek begins from the Banganga Checkpost in Katra.

Devotees can take the cover of the trek on foot or on Horse, on palki, and in a helicopter.

The helicopter needs to be booked around 60 days in advance, due to heavy rush at the temple.

For Booking the Helicopter visit [email protected].

Where to stay in Katra near the temple

There are many options for accommodation available in Katra and near the Vaishno Devi Temple.

For Booking the accommodation near Vaishno Devi temple visit the site One can book the accommodation from this site easily and fast with affordability.

Accommodation in katra Booking
Accommodation in Katra Booking

Vaishno Devi Temple “FAQ”

Q.1 What are the Entry Fees for Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
There are no entry fees at Vaishno Devi temple.

Q.2 Are there Cloakrooms provided near the temple?

View Answer
Yes, there Cloakrooms near the temple where one can keep their expensive things and Lugagge there before visiting the temple.

Q.3 What are the opening and closing dates of the temple?

View Answer
Vaishno Devi temple is open 365 days a year.

Q.4 Which is the nearest Airport to Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
Nearest Airport to Vaishno Devi Temple is Jammu Domestic Airpot at 75 km.

Q.5 Is Photography Allowed in Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
No, Photography is not allowed in Vaishno Devi Temple.

Q.6 Which things are not allowed to take inside the temple?

View Answer
Things like Leather belts, Electronic items, Handbags, Shoes, Pens, Pencils, Combs, etc. are not allowed. You can keep them in Cloakrooms provided near the temple.

Q.7 Is registration to be done before visiting the temple?

View Answer
Yes, registration is required before visiting the temple, and have to take a ticket. There are different ticket counters kept near the temple where you can make registration.

Q.8 Which is the best time to visit the Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
For me, the Best time to visit the temple is from the month of March to October. But most of the Devotes during the Navratri.

Q.9 What is the price of the Helicopter from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
The Charge of the Helicopter for one side from the Katra to the temple is around Rs. 1,005 and for both the side is around 2,010 Rs. (Charges may get changed as per the time).

Q.10 How many stairs are there in Vaishno Devi?

View Answer
There are around 740 steps.

Q.11 Which is the nearest railway station to Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
The nearest Railway station to Vaishno Devi is the Mata Vaishno Devi Railway station in Katra.

Q.12 Where to eat near the Vaishno Devi temple?

View Answer
Temple administration runs Bhojnalaya services both in Main Bhawan and Manokamana Bhawan.

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