Route and Important Stopovers for Vaishno Devi
Vaishno Devi is a popular shrine that people visit and have a wonderful experience. On
your Vaishno Devi trip, you can also visit some important places. On your Vaishno Devi
tour, your first stop is Banganga, located at a distance of 1 km from Katra. Take a holy
bath here and then have Prasad in Langer running by T-series industry. The second
stopover is Charanpadhuka, which is 2.5 Kms away from Banganga. It is said that
Mata Vaishno Devi Ji rested here during going towards the Trikuta Hills. The third stop
Ardhkunwari, which is 3 Km away from Charanpadhuka. Dvotees can have a holy visit
to Ardhkunwari Temple and Gerbhjoon. The fourth stop is Sanjichat - the highest place
in the trek. It is about 2.5 km far from Vaishno Devi shrine. After visiting Vaishno Devi
shrine, you will visit Bhaironath Temple while returning.
Best Time to Visit Vaishno Devi
If you have planned to go for Vaishno Devi vacation, you should know when you should
visit Vaishno Devi before booking Vaishno Devi holiday packages. This place enjoys
three seasons, including spring (March to April), summers (May to August) and autumn
(September to November). The best time to visit Vaishno Devi is between the months
of March and October. During this period, the weather conditions in Kashmir are at their
Things to Buy in Vaishno Devi
On your Vaishno Devi travel, you can buy various things to take back home as
souvenirs. At this place, you can buy Prasad that includes walnuts, almonds, dry apple
and rice flakes and many other things. Several handicrafts are also available. Key rings,
imitation coins, wooden pains having Vaishno Devi image and lockets can be bought
from here. T-series CDs and DVDs of religious songs can also be purchased from here.
How to Reach Vaishno Devi
Vaishno Devi is a prominent pilgrimage destination that is connected with rest of India
through different means of transportation, including air, train and roads. How you want
to reach Vaishno Devi, explore it before booking Vaishno Devi packages.
The nearest airport to Vaishno Devi is Jammu Airport, which is located at a distance of
50 km from Katra. On arrival at the airport, you can take buses or taxis to reach Katra
and then start your trek to Vaishno Devi.
Recently Indian Railway has started train to Katra from Udhampur. Earlier Udhampur
used to be the nearest railway station from Katra. However, now Katra is a railway
station that makes you reach Vaishno Devi easily.
There is regular availability of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation
buses to and from Jammu to Katra. You can reach Katra from Jammu easily.