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Katra Amritser Tour
Glorious Jammu Kashmir Katra Tour
Jammu Kashmir With Katra Tour
(Katra Tour)
Jai Mata Di !
The cave shrine of Mata Vasihno devi has been a center of faith and fulfilment to millions of devotees from all over the world including many superstars like Sanjay Dutt and Gulshan Kumar of famous T-series Industries. The pilgrimage to the Shrine holds great significance for pilgrims and the number of people visiting shrine has increased significantly after added facilities were provided by Vashno Mata Shrine Board.
Vashno devi Shrine is probably the best managed, neat & clean pilgrimage spot in whole India.
Best time to visit Katra is March to September. It is very important that you get a room reserved at Katra if you are visiting during the summers. Checkout our complete tour packages and individual hotel and taxi tariffs
Maa Vashno Devi Route
The 13 Kms hilly track between Katra and Bhawan contains number of ancient temples and view-points for rest and enjoy natural beauty. It is believed that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji took rest while moving towards the Trikuta Hills. The place contains the foot prints of Goddess, and thus the place is named Charanpadhuka Temple.
Adkuwari is about 3 Kms from Charanpadhuka. Here one can stay for night as half of the journey is over. At Adkuwari the devotees can have Darshan of Adkuwari Temple and Gerbhjoon (an ancient Cave of about 20 feet). It is believed that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji hide herself from Bairon Nath in this cave for 9 months.
After Adkuwari starts the toughest and steep route of about 4 Kms till Sanjichat. From Sanjichat about 2.5 Kms downhill track led to Bhawan the holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. About 0.5 Kms from Bhawan on the Bahawan-Sanjichat track an about 2 Kms link track lead to the Bairon Nath temple. There is dense forest containing different species of wild life such as Langoor, Monkeys and other wild birds in this track.
Useful Tips
Register at the booking counter Katra and get the yatra slip. Get permission for the video camera, if interested. Track can be slippery at times, so wear canvas shoes. Check the identity card of the Pithoo, Pony and Palki before hiring them. Walk on the track only and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Short cuts can lead to disastrous results. Free blankets are provided by Shrine Board at Bhavan. So, no need to carry yours. While leaving for Darshan of the Holy Shrine, deposit your belongings at clock room and get a receipt.
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