Katra is a small town in the hilly northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town serves as the base camp for visiting the famous Ma Vaishno Devi Shrine, which is 13 Km uphill from Katra. Situated in the foothills of Trikuta Mountains, Katra is visited by more than 6.2 million devotees each year. A trip to the cave shrine is by far the most important activity in Katra.
Day 01: Delhi
Today you arrive at Delhi Airport. Upon your arrival you are greeted by our local representative and are driven by an air conditioned car to your hotel. At the hotel check in and refresh. After relaxing you are drivento take a look at Red Fort,Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India and also visit Bahai House of Worship popularly known as the Lotus Temple.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning after an early morning breakfast you are driven by car to visit India Gate, religious landmarks and historical monuments like Jama masjid & Humayans tomb, marvel at the Jantar Mantar which is one of five astronomical observatories. In the evening if time permits you are driven to visit Connaught Place and the famous Chandni Chowk for shopping.
Day 03: Delhi – Jammu – Katra
In the morning after breakfast you are driven by car to the airport for your flight to Jammu. Upon arrival at Jammu you are driven to Katra (approx 47.20 Km / 1H 22M). Upon arrival you check in at the hotel and enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 04: Katra
Today you get up early in the morning approx at 6 am and visit the Vaishnodevi Temple (approx 13 kms trek one way). After darshan, there is a state handicraft emporium close to the bus stand where you can check out shawls and other woollen items. Later return to the hotel and rest.
Day 05: Katra – Jammu
In the morning after breakfast you are driven by car to Jammu airport for your flight back home with beautiful memories of your holiday.