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Vaishno Devi, Katra

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A holy shrine bringing millions of Hindus and Sikhs together each year, Vaishno Devi sits at a height of 1,585 m (5,200 ft). As you enter the temple cave, notice that no statues and idols decorate the interior, contrary to the majority of Indian religious sites. Instead, the pilgrimage itself counts as the divine reward to both the devotees and eager tourists. Many elderly visitors choose to discover this site by a helicopter tour, offered by several area operators. Work out when and for how long to visit Vaishno Devi and other Katra attractions using our handy Katra trip generator.
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  • i visit vaishno devi last friday with my three friends.this is amazing palace.the management is very good.the wether is very nice.the bhawan is thirteen km away from katra station.the station is also ...  more »
  • Jai Mata Di !!!! Awesome feeling @ Cave. Reach either by 13 KM track or by by Helicopter ride & 2.5 km track 
  • I am a devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi and freequently visit Mata's Darbar. This is one place which gives me complete peace of mind. So blessed to visit this place every year. Some times 2-3 times a year...  more »
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  • It's the most holy place and always feels amazing whenever I visit. The facilities like food and shelter are awesome here though it's a hill station. Shrine board is managing very efficiently and keeps improving the facilities and infrastructure according to the demands of pilgrims. Every visit to here becomes nothing less than awesome.
  • Great place!!! We tried to do helicopter booking a week before our visit but we couldn't get tickets. So, we had to climb all the way. It wasn't that bad. They have all the facilities on the way. Amazing experience..
  • Jai Mata Di very neat n clean place_maintained by "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB)"This board do awesome work for traveller's_pathways is almost shelled.... price of bhojanalaya is reasonable too... no charges for toilets...
  • Jai mata di........ I had visited Katra twice and Vaisno Devi also and want again to be there.
  • Very awesome place. Very holy. Scenery is too good. No problems in getting food. All shops are open 24/7.