Katra Tour Package
Service Code : 48
Brand Name : Sun Holidays
As per the preferences of the client, we are offering Katra Tour Package. Katra is the popular base camp for visiting famous shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. In this tour package, we are providing visit to famous temple Vaishno Devi. We plan proper tour packages to meet the specific demand of our clients and to make their journey memorable. Stay in luxury hotels, sightseeing of attractive places and delicious meals is included in our Katra Tour Package.
Katra Town, lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from Jammu, which is approachable on foot along a 13 kms long well laid footpath. Every year, more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine.
From Katra to Vaishno Devi Ji Yatra Parchi
Once a pilgrim reaches Katra he has to obtain a yatra permit from the permit counter of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The Permit counter is located adjacent to the Bus stand and the Taxi stand. The permit is known in local parlance as "Yatra Parchi" and the permit counter is known as "Yatra Parchi Counter". The counter remains open every day from 6AM to 10PM. YATRA PARCHIS ARE GIVEN TO THE PILGRIMS FREE OF COST ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. The Yatra
A) From Yatra Parchi Counter to Darshani Darwaza
Once a pilgrim is in possession of a yatra parchi he/she is eligible to proceed for the Yatra. The distance from the yatra parchi counter to DARSHANI DARWAZA is one kilometer. B) From Darshani Darwaza to Banganga
From there the pilgrim has to go forward either on foot or on a pony or on a PALKI or DANDI (Palanquin). The first station beyond Darshani Darwaza is Banganga. C) Banganga To Charan Paduka
Two and a half kilometers from Darshani Darwaza at a height of 3200 feet above sea level is the place known as Charan Paduka. There is an impression of Mata's feet on a rock at Charan Paduka. D) Charan Paduka to Adhkawari
Six kilometers from Darshani Darwaza at a height of 4200 feet above sea level is the place known as Adhkawari. Pilgrims first go to the temple at Adhkawari and then enter the narrow cave known as Garbh Joon. Inspite of this people of all sixes are able to crawl though it. E) Adhkawari to Sanji Chhat
It is a delightful little plateau which affords a panoramic view of the Pir Panjal Range and the Chenab river wending its way majestically to Pakistan. At its feet, as it were, lies sprawled the town of Katra, the base camp of the yatra. Two helipads have also been constructed at Sanji Chhat. F) Sanji Chhat to Bhawan
Twelve kilometers from Darshani Darwaza and two and a half kilometers from Sanji Chhat lies the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi JI.The track levels out and the pilgrims have to trek over a flat stretch for almost tow kilometers before they begin to descend.
Excursions Shivkhori : Shivkhori- The Holy Cave Abode Of Lord Shiva Is Situated At A Distance Of 70 Kms From Katra. The Cave Is A Real Wonder To Be Seen And Measures Nearly Half A Kilometer In Length With A 4 Feet High Naturally Formed Shiv Lingam At The Heart Of The Sanctum Sanctorum.
Baba Dhansar Temple : Temple Of Lord Shiva. Here, A Huge Spring Emerges From The Rocks in A Thick Grove Of Trees And Forms A Number Of Small Cascading Waterfalls. There Is A Naturally Formed Shivling On Which Droplets Of Water Fall At A Constant Pace All The Year Round. Mantalaii : Situated A Few Kilometers Further Away From Sudh Mahadev, Mantalaii Is Surrounded By Lush Deodar Forests, At An Altitude Of Over 2000m. It Is Believed That Lord Shiva Had Got Married To The Goddess Parvati Here. Jhajjar Kotli : 35 Kms On The National Highway Leading Towards Srinagar Is The Jhajjar Kotli Tourist Complex, Built On The Banks Of Jhajjar Rivulet. The Crystal Clear, Cool Water Of Jhajjar Attracts Picnickers In Large Numbers During The Summer. Nearby Place to Visit :Sanasar Patni Top Kud Batote