Come October, thousands of pilgrims will be visiting the holy cave temple to seek the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. Though the yatra to the shrine is a round-the-year event, the one taken during Navratri is considered most divine. RailYatri is all set to take Navratri at Vaishno Devi to a complete new spiritual high. Join us for an enthralling journey to Vaishno Devi with our exclusively designed experience which is sure to make your Navratri visit to Mata Vaishno Devi holistic and most memorable.
The RailYatri Advantage:
Exclusive Kanya Puja and Hawan on the special occasion of Navratri: The ritual of Kanya Pujan during Navratri celebrates the Hindu philosophy which believes Goddess Durga and all her forms to be the manifestations of the same inspiration of Mahamaya. With RailYatri, get a never-before chance to perform Kanya Puja, followed by Hawan to seek blessings of the almighty. This will be followed by a sumptuous Prasad bhog.
Since Navratri puja is also about daan-punya, RailYatri completes the experience where you get an oppourtunity to do charity on this auspicious occasion.
This Navratri, gift your loved ones this divine experience and get ready for an everlasting memory. Reserve your place now!
Special Arrangement For RailYatri Guests:
Rs 9,000/ person - 2N/3D in Katra
13th Oct – Start from Delhi previous night & Arrive at Katra, Vaishno Devi Darshan
14th Oct – Exclusive Kanya Pujan, Hawan and Prasad distribution. Local sightseeing in evening
15th Oct – Departure and drop-off at Delhi
Day Wise Route & Plan
Day 1: Saturday, 13th October, 2018
7 AM - Arrive at Katra
Based on your preferred mode of transportation(cost included), arrive from Delhi at Katra(nearest base camp to Mata Vaishno Devi temple) early in the morning. You will be driven to the hotel. Unwind, relax and brace yourself up for Vaishno Devi Darshan ahead.
9:30 AM - Trek to Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan
The RailYatri cab will drive you towards the trek base camp. Walk through a trek of around 14 km to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. It will take approximately 5-6 hours to reach the bhawan by foot. You can also hire a pony or palki for convenience (Pony is included).
02:00 PM: Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
The Holy cave of Vaishno Devi is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. and is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in India. Bless yourself with darshan of the Goddess Vaishno inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Holy Cave.
These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are no statues or idols inside the Cave.
03:30 PM: Lunch
Before resuming your walk uphill to Bhairon Ghati, enjoy a sumptuous vegetarian lunch at any of the Bhojanalayas around Bhawan.
06:00 PM: Visit Baba Bhairavnath Temple
Also known as Kaala Bhairava, Bhairav Mandir is nestled at a distance of 2 km from the sacred cave. It is deemed that the excursion to Vaishno Devi only completes after paying a visit to Bhairav Mandir, situated on the top of the hill.
This temple also involves a steep climb which can be undertaken by foot, ponies. It takes half an hour to reach the temple.
07:30 PM: Return trek to Katra
Walk down the trek to return to Katra. It will take approximately 4 hours by foot. You can also hire a Pony or Palki for convenience.
On reaching Katra, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Rest & relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Sunday, 14th October, 2018
Exclusive Participation in Kanya Pujan and Hawan
Celebrate Navratri by performing this special kanya pujan and hawan followed by Prasad distribution, especially organised for you. Experience matchless spirituality with this special arrangement by RailYatri.
You will be a part of this special kanya pujan followed by hawan and Prasad distribution (delicious halwa, poori, chana).
Evening City Tour,
Visit Aghar Jitto (6 kms from Katra), the shrine of revolutionary Baba Jitto. Next visit the shrine of Nau Deviyan (10 kms from Katra) and Baba Dhansar temple. You can also indulge in some shopping of Prasad, souvenirs, spices, from Katra market. Have dinner ( additional cost ) and rest for the night.
Day 3: Monday, 15th October, 2018
City Tour and Departure
Post breakfast and check-out, you will be transferred from Katra to Delhi ( based on your preferred mode of transportation).
About The Hotel
Featuring a clean, comfortable and spacious accommodation for all, the EVOKE Lifestyle Hotel in Katra offers you a rejuvenating experience during your stay. All RailYatri guests will be accommodated at the same hotel for the group experience.
All the RailYatri guests will be accommodated in the same hotel for the group experience.