How to reach Vaishno Devi, Katra, Jammu Kashmir, India
Vaishno Devi Shrine is visited by millions of pilgrims and tourists. Thus transport is quite developed for the place. Vaishno Devi Shrine is accessible by Air Transport, Rail Transport and Roads. Here is how you can get access to Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu Kashmir India. Katra is final Rail, Road and Air halt for reaching to the Vaishno Devi.
How to reach Vaishno Devi by Helicopter
Helicopter services have gained popularity in fast pace of life. Helicopter services are available from Jammu up to Sanjichhat, which is 9.5 KM from Katra.
Nearest Helipad from Vaishno Devi is Sanjichhat.
How to reach Vaishno Devi by flight :
Nearest Airport from Vaishno Devi is Jammu Airport. Visitors can reach Jammu Airport from Delhi , Chennai , Bangalore and other cities in India. Thereafter, private cabs could be hired for Katra which is just 50 KM from the Jammu Airport.
Flights take nearly 1:30 Hrs to reach Jammu from New Delhi Airport.
Following are the top 5 flights for air transport from Delhi to Jammu.
- Spice Jet
- Air India
- Jet Airways
- Go Business
To reach Vaishno Devi by Bus
Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation buses along with many other State Transport Corporation Buses operate to and from Jammu to Katra at regular intervals. Private taxis are also available from Jammu to Katra Bus Depot.
Regular bus services ply between the base at Katra and other cities in India, primarily from Jammu Tawi , New Delhi , Amritsar, Pathankot and Varanasi.
Nearest Railway Station from Vaishno Devi is Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station, some 20 KM away from the Holy Bhawan.
Another important nearest Railway Station from Vaishno Devi is Jammu Tawi Railway Station, which is some 46.7 KM away from Katra, if you travel via NH 144.