This is an itinerary extension itinerary for Vaishnodevi pilgrim travelers and it allows them a bit of leisure and relaxation along with a visit to Vaishnodevi, one of the most visited temples in India popularly accessible via a 13 kms walk / pony ride / Palanquin ride from Katra.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive At Jammu - Katra
Arrival at Jammu and transfer to Katra (50 kms - 1.5 hrs).
Day 2: Vaishnodevi Darshan
Early morning start for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). En-route stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to begin the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommended for best weather and least uncertainty. Return by late evening.