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Welcome to "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi". "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi" is one of the famous piligrimage in Jammu (City Of Temples), J&K located in Katra(48 Km away from Jammu).Millions of Devotees/Yatris comes every year for the darshans of Holy Pindies Of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi residing on Trikoot Parvat (12 Km by foot from Katra) and whatever they wishes, their wishes comes true by the blessings of Mata Rani that's why Mata Vaishno devi is also called by another name Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata. Holy Pindies of Mata rani are three in numbers including pindi of Maa Saraswati , Maa Vaishno, Maa Kali.The journey to the Holy Shrine of "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji" starts with the Call of Mata. It is not only a belief but also a strong experience of one and all that the Divine Mother sends a call to her children. And once a person receives a call from Mata ji, wherever he is, he is bound to visit the darbaar of Mata Rani to receive her unbounded love and blessings. Simultaneously, it is also believed that unless there is a call or Bulawa, no one can visit the Shrine or have her blessings, howsoever high or mighty one may be...

About Katra(Home of Mata Rani)

Located at an altitude of about 2500 feet above sea level, Katra is the base camp for the Yatra to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. This is the last point uptill which any type of modern transport can go (except the recently started Helicopter service, which takes the pilgrims right till Sanjichhat, just a couple of kilometers from the Holy Shrine). Therefore, for all practical purposes, Katra serves as the base camp. From here a trek of around 12 kms takes a pilgrim to the Holy Shrine. One can undertake this trek on foot or on horses/ponies or on palanquins (palkies or dolies). While most of the pilgrims prefer to go by foot, some who find it difficult to negotiate the climb, hire a pony or a palanquin. All visitors are required to register themselves before undertaking the trek. This is done at the Yatra Registration Counter (YRC) situated at the Bus Stand where the registered yatris are issued a Yatra Slip, free of cost. This is a mandatory requirement and without a valid Yatra Slip pilgrims are not allowed to proceed beyond Yatra Parchi Check Counter at Banganga. This is necessary to regualte the Yatra at Bhawan and also on the track. This Yatra Slip is to be preserved as the same coveres devotees with an insurance cover against any untoward casualty due to accidents, to the tune of Rs.1,00,000 for majors and Rs. 25,000 for minors. Katra serves as the base camp for the Yatra. It is also the point where yatries halt for a while and make preparations for the trek to the Holy Shrine. In order to cater to the requirements of the yatries, a wide variety of facilities are available in and around Katra.

How To Reach Katra ????

From All Over India, all govt./private buses comes to katra but in case of Trains, there is no direct train to Katra but sooner it is available.In case of trains , trains to "Jammu" / "Udhampur" are available, take any one of them , then from "Jammu"/"Udhampur" Railway Station, Direct Bus to Katra is Available.The distance of Jammu to Katra is 48km but from Udhampur to Katra is 38km.From both Railway Stations Cab Facility is also avialable.

How Yatra Starts ????

Yatra to "Shri Mata Vaishno Devi" Starts with Registration at Yatra Registration Camp(YRC) located at Bus-Stand(Katra) and Counter No:-2(Katra) Near New Hospital(Katra).Registration is for the purpose of counting of Devotees/yatris and the yatra slip recieved from YRC is valid for only 6hrs, yatri has to cross Ban-Ganga Check-Post with in 6 hrs.Then their is trek of 1km from katra to reach Darshani Darwaza(Ban-Ganga) from where yatra starts.Yatri can cover this distance of 1km by foot or through tempo as he/she wishes but mostly prefers by foot.From Darshani-Darwaza, yatra to Bhawan/Darbaar starts.

Famous Places Around Katra..

Their are so many famous places around Katra like "Baba Dhansar"(Holy Shrine) , "Agar Jitto"(Holy Shrine") , "Deva Mai"(Holy Shrine) ,"Nau Pindiya"(Holy Shrine)"Bhumika Mandir"(Holy Shrine), "Chintamni Mandir"(Holy Shrine).Each place has its own beauty and importance. Tourists who visits Katra also visits these places.Their are also Turist Spots like "Mansar" , "Patni-Top" , "Suinsar" , "Amar-Mahal" are not in Katra but "Buses"/"Cabs" are available.There are also some more "Holy Shrines" like "Shiv kodi"(Holy Shrine) , "Bawe-Wali-Mata"(Holy Shrine) , "Kheer-Bhawani"(Holy Shrine) not in katra but "Buses"/"Cabs" are available from Katra where Tourist visits

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