Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere. Revered and highly believed in, thousands of Pilgrims visit each year to seek blessings and show unflinching faith in this temple. Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little caves which is among one of the 108 Shakti Peetha. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani is a manifestation of Durga, a Goddess according to Hindu mythology. The trek itself is very enjoyable, though it might be a little difficult for kids and elderly people. However, ponies and palanquins are available by various vendors to take you there at the top.
With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest. Along with the widespread abundance in sceneries, the area is accessorized with activities like skiing and trekking as well as water springs, all together making it a popular tourist destination. Sanasar, located 17 kms away is also popular for a paragliding base, golf courses along with extended sightseeing options. These together, are sure to give one the most splendid and grand views and make the experience all the more enjoyable with a host of adventure activities.
Pick up from Jammu Airport/Railway Station and transfer to Katra. Check into the hotel, After refreshment proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Trek down to Katra after darshans. Overnight stay at Katra.
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Trek down to Katra after darshans. Overnight stay at Katra.
Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Shiv Khori – the Holy Cave abode of Lord Shiva situated at a distance of 70 Kms from Katra. The cave is a real wonder to be seen and measures nearly half a kilometer in length with a 4 feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Have Darshans of Lord Shiva and back to Katra in the evening. Overnight stay at Katra.
After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Jammu, visit Kol Kandoli Temple located at Nagrota, just 9 Kms short of Jammu. Finally, drop at Jammu Airport/Railway Station for onward journey.