Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tour & Patnitop

2 Nights/3 Days,from Katra

₹ 12999

For 1 adult

Inclusions

  • Hotel

  • Cab

  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1

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8:00 AM

Arrive at Katra

Based on your preferred mode of transportation, arrive at Katra(nearest base camp to Mata Vaishno Devi temple) early in the morning. We can help you reach Katra, check the links below for recommended trains.

*Train/Bus cost not included.

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8:10 AM

Drive to the hotel

  • Sedan - Adult x 3, Child x 1, Bags x 2 (Swift Dzire, Etios or similar)

The RailYatri cab will drive you to the hotel.

Service Type: Paid
Note:

Driver name and vehicle no. will be shared 4hr before your trip.

  • Cab upgrade available @additional cost
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8:40 AM

Check-in at Hotel Bali Resort / JMK International, Katra (3 Star)

Bali Resort is a 3 star property located short walk away from the Katra bus stand and the city center. Yatra registration counter is alnearby. The rooms are clean and come fitted with modern amenities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service

Note:
Check-in/check-out date and room type will be provided post booking.

  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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9:00 AM

Breakfast

You can order food in your room or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
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9:30 AM

Drive to Katra Helipad

The RailYatri cab will drive you towards the Katra Helipad.

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10:00 AM

Ride the Chopper from Katra Helipad

Enjoy a 10-min chopper ride and get down at Sanjichhat. One flight can accommodate 5-6 passengers.

Note:
Yatra registration slip is mandatory while availing a helicopter ride from Katra Helipad.

  • Helicopter Ride to Sanjhichhat - Tips
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10:15 AM

Reach Sanjichhat

Walk through a short trek of around 2 km to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. It will take approximately half an hour to reach the bhawan by foot. You can also hire a pony or palki for convenience.

Note:
Collect yatra slip from the counter.

  • Vaishno Devi Yatra Slip - Tips
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  • Vaishno Devi - Trekking Tips
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10:45 AM

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. The yatris are blessed with the 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.

  • Vaishno Devi - Darshan Tips
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2:00 PM

Lunch

Before resuming your walk uphill to Bhairon Ghati, enjoy a sumptuous vegetarian lunch at any of the Bhojanalayas around Bhawan.

There are three Bhojanalayas operated 24-Hours a day by the Shrine Board, around the Bhawan. Also there is a Sagar Ratna EXpress, that serves hot South-Indian food.

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2:30 PM

Visit Baba Bhaironath 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.

  • Bhaironath Temple - Trek & Darshan Tips
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4:00 PM

Return to Sanjhichatt to catch the chopper for Katra

Walk down the trek of around 3.5 km to return to Sanjichhat. It will take approximately one-and-a-half hour by foot. You can also hire a Pony or Palki for convenience.

Upon reaching the Sanjichhat Helipad, the 10-minute chopper ride will take you back to Katra .

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4:15 PM

Drive to Baba Dhansar Temple

RailYatri cab will pick you up from Katra Helipad and will drive you to Baba Dhansar Temple.

Distance: 15 km
Travel Time: 30 minutes

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5:00 PM

Visit Baba Dhansar Temple

Situated right by the beautiful Karua Jheel, Baba Dhansar is a holy Hindu shrine located near Karua village in Resai district of J&K.

Here, a huge spring emerging from the rocks, forms small cascading waterfalls before flowing into the holy river of Chenab. At the temple, you will find a naturally formed Shivling, on which droplets of water fall at a constant pace throughout the year.

  • Baba Dhansar Temple - Tips
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At Katra

OPTIONAL: You can indulge in shopping on the way back to the hotel. Katra main bazaar offers you ethnic and traditional stuff to shop. You can find a variety of good quality dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, berries and dried apples in dry fruits shops.

Tip: Carry cash since most of the vendors do not accept card payments.

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8:00 PM

Dinner at the hotel

Have a sumptuous dinner at the hotel's restaurant, that serves a variety of dishes.

*Cost not included in the package.

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Overnight stay at the hotel

Rest up well at the hotel as you will have a early start the following morning for another exciting day

Day 2

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8:00 AM

Check-out & drive towards Patnitop

Post check-out, the RailYatri cab will drive you to Patnitop.

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9:00 AM

Breakfast on the way to Patnitop

Enroute, have a sumptuous breakfast at Prince Food Junction or Sharma Dhaba. These are located at the Srinagar - Kanyakumari Highway, on your way to Patnitop.

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OPTIONAL: You can visit Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir Narsingh Temple, Kali Maata Mandir, Dudhadhari Temple located on the way.

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11:15 AM

Check in at Hotel Holiday Inn, Patnitop (3 Star)

Surrounded with forested mountains, Hotel Holiday Inn is a perfect place to stay in the scenic valley of Patnitop.

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Intercom
  • Doctor on-call
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • 24-Hour power back up
  • Restaurant

Note:
Check-in/check-out date, room type will be filled in post booking.

  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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Optional: Rest at the hotel for 30min - 1hr

Try to keep this short if you are also interested in some local shopping and food in the evening.

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12:00 PM

Drive to Sanasar Lake

The RailYatri cab will drive you to the Sanasar Lake.

Travel time: 1 hr 10 min
Distance: 21 km

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1:15 PM

Visit Sanasar Lake

Named after two local lakes, Sanasar will offer you a quieter side of J&K infused with adventure. The area is built in a cup-shaped meadow and is surrounded by gigantic conifers. Sanasar Lake is notable for its scenic views of mountain ranges including the Brammah Massif.

Note: Since weather is usually chilling, do not forget to carry a jacket and rain coat/umbrella.

  • Top Things to Do in Sanasar
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2:00 PM

Lunch on the way

Have a sumptuous lunch at Laxmi Punjabi Vaishno Dhaba at Sanasar. The place offers delectable pure vegetarian dishes with mesmerising and scenic views.

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2:45 PM

Drive to Nathatop

The RailYatri cab will drive you to Nathatop, which is on the way back to Patnitop.

Travel Time: 20 Minutes
Distance: 5.3 km

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3:15 PM

Visit Nathatop

Situated at an altitude of 7000 ft, the beautiful hillock of Nathatop, is on Patnitop-Sanasar Road. It commands a stunning, scenic view of the mighty Kishtwar Ranges of the Himalayas as well as the lower Shivalik range. It is covered fully with ice during winters.

Just soak in the views of the majestic mountains from the top and enjoy the cool breeze.

  • Nathatop - Tips
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4:00 PM

Drive to Padora Enclave

The RailYatri cab will drive you to Padora Enclave.

Travel Time: 1 hr
Distance: 16 km

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5:00 PM

Shopping at Padora Enclave

One destination that may delight all shopping lovers, is the Padora Enclave. A buzzing place in town, you can also take a stroll around and soak in the culture and lifestyle of people here.

Shop some local handicrafts that will make the perfect souvenirs for your loved ones. Moreover, you will also find the finest quality of Pashmina in the form of shawls and stoles. You may take breaks in between your shopping spree and taste the delicious sweets at various stalls in market.

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7:30 PM

Drive back to the hotel

The RailYatri cab will drive you back to the hotel.

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8:30 PM

Dinner at the Hotel Holiday Inn, Patnitop

The multi-cuisine restaurant at the hotel offers delectable vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. In room dining is available from 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

*Cost not included in the package.

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Overnight stay at the hotel

Rest up well for the night before proceeding for check-out the next day.

Day 3

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8:00 AM

Breakfast

You can order food in your room or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
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8:30 AM

Check-out from the hotel and drive towards Katra

The RailYatri cab will drive you towards Katra.

Travel Time: 2hr 45min
Distance: 86 Km

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OPTIONAL: You can enjoy activities like camping, trekking, horse ridding and more before leaving Patnitop.

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12:00 PM

Drop-off at Katra

The RailYatri cab will drop you at your pick-up point in Katra.

Trip Information & Documents

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