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Vaishno Devi Mata Darshan

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Vaishno Devi Mata Darshan

About Vaishno Devi Bhawan & Holy cave
Darshan of Ma Vaishno Devi : The Holy Bhawan houses the main holy cave which is the main destination of devotees. Situated in Trikuta Parvat (Hill) at around 5200 feet height from sea level, The Holy Bhawan, is the main centre of pooja and darshan  for the devotees. It is also the key location in the entire Yatra route. Hence, adequate arrangements and facilities have been created by the Shrine Board for the convenience of the devotees. These include free & rented accommodation; Toilet Blocks; Bhojanalayas; Post Office; Banks; Communication (STD/PCO); Announcement Centres; Blanket Stores; Cloak Rooms; Medical Dispensary (with a ICU); General Stores; Bhaint Shops; Police Station, etc.

About Holy cave of Maa Vaishno Devi 

Before entering the holy Vaishno Devi mata cave you may take bath at Charan Ganga water which is at the end of bazard and just before the Main Bhawan.

There are two caves for Maa vaishno Devi ji

  • one orginal which is little difficult and not open at all times. there are fixed days  of opening and Darshan through this cave. You cannot stand in this cave, water touches the feet and at some places it is quite narrow. 


  • The other passage is artificial passage for Darshan. It is around 18 meters. Genrally Darshans are allowed from the new cave which is convenient.

Inside Maa Vaishno Devi Holy cave

After the end of cave you get the Darshan of Ma Vaishno Devi in the shape of 3 Pindies of Maha Laxmi, Maha Saraswati and Maha Kali. You can have Darshan of Ma Vashno Devi   in the  form of Pindies, inside the Holy Cave. 
At the extreme left  is the Pindi of Goddess Saraswati with white shade. In the center is the Pindi of Goddess  Lakshmi, with a yellow-reddish tinge and to the right is the Pindi of Goddess Kali, with a color black shade.   

About Original Holy Cave of Mata Vaishno Devi

If you prefer to have Darshan through the old cave, it is somewhat difficult. The main door is quite narrow. Go ahead slowly. The holy cool water of Charanganga touches your feet. On the left side you can view a natural Shila Khand. The first 5 pindies are of Pandavas, thereafter seven pindies are of Sapt Rishies and just after it there is a natural Pillar which is called Tapt Stambh of Prahlad. Move ahead and you will see natural look of a lion and its Panja
Before the new cave  door you can see a natural statue of Sheshnag on the roof of cave. Sheshnag akriti and a number of small snakes are amazing.




Mata Vaishno Devi Suggested Itinarary including Patnitop

Holiday Travel suggests FOUR DAYS Travel Itinaray for Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan and Patnitop must be included to combine Devi Mata Blessings with Glimpses of Kashmir beauty

Day 1 of VaishnoDevi Yatra: Reach Jammu Railway Station in the Morning, You can catch Trains from Delhi/Amritsar/Mumbai/Kolkata to jammu Tavi. Jammu is well connected with Rest of India, with high speed train links. From Jammu Station, You can Catch a Bus or HolidayTravel Taxi to vaishno Devi, Next stop is Katra. You will reach Katra town by afternoon/late evening. Stay in the Katra Hotel ( Holiday Travel selects Best & Cheapest Hotels for you in Katra), Spend the evening in Katra at your leisure, Do Shopping and enjoy the Breathtaking illuminated Devi Mata vaishno Trek in the Night. Dinner in Katra Town at Vegetarain Bhojnalayas & Full rest in Hotel.


KatraTown_EntryForVaishnoDeviMataJourney ( Courtsey

KatraTown_EntryForVaishnoDeviMataJourney ( Courtsey

Day 2 of Vaishno Devi Yatra :- It is Preferred to start climbing for vaishno Devi Mata Bhawan at 4 AM in the Morning, You will Cross, the first point, Charan paduka, will have Pavitra Darshans at AerdhKumari, Little Rest at Sanjhi Chat enroute to Vaishno Devi Mata Cave.

It will take approx 8-9 hours for complete Vaishno Devi Trek ( We suggest you to keep your pace slow, so that you do not get tired). You will Reach Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan at Noon. Have Snan & Take Darshans & Blessings of Devi Mata ji. 

After Darshans of Vaishno Devi Mata, Do not forget to eat tasty Rajma Chawal in Vaishno Devi Bhojanlaya..

Charan padula Entry vaishno Devi

Charan padula Entry vaishno Devi

Day 2: Bhairo Mandir Trek from Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan:- Take rest and start trek towards bhaironghati, which is about 1 hour trek ( little Tough for Aged pilgrims but Palki's are available). After Darshan's at Bhairon Mandir, You can Start to get down from bhairon ghati in evening. Again take Rest at Sanchi Chat. Reach Back Katra in the Night.Have Dinner at katra and Night Stay in Katra Hote. 


Day - 3 :- Tour to Patnitop :- Be ready for your leisure trip for patnitop. Patnitop is a beautiful Hill Station about 100 kms away, It will take approx 3 hours by Holiday Travel Taxi to Reach Patnitop. Local Site seeing in patnitop. Evening at your leisure. Night halt at patnitop. 


Day - 4 - Patnitop Excursions & Return Back to Jammu.


Excursion to Sanavar :- This Picturesque place is Only 19 Kms. From Patnitop,Must be visited Sanasar Is A Cup Shaped Meadow Surrounded By Gigantic Conifers. A Place For A Quiet Holiday, The Meadow Has Now Been Developed As A Golf Course. It Also Provides Opportunities For Paragliding. Accommodation Is Available In Huts, Tourist Bungalow And Dormitory Of The J And K Tourism Development Corporation. 


Excursion to Nathatop :: Nathatop Is One Of The Most Popular Attraction Of Patnitop Is Nathatop. Nathatop Will Offer You A Great View Of Snow Coated Hills. Now These Days Nathatop Is Most Popular Due To Paragliding. Paragliding From Natha Top Will Make You Fill Like That You Are Walking On The Clouds & view of Surrounding Peaks.


In the Afternoon,  drive back to jammu to catch your Backward Journey Train. Tour Ends But sweet Momories Remain for ever in your life...