How To Plan Your Kashmir Holiday Trip With Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan

Explore the heavenly destinations of Kashmir with the Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi


Blog Home | Surbhi Mishra | 15-11-2022

A trip to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is often accompanied by an itinerary to visit Kashmir. Kashmir, The Heaven on Earth, is the most sought-after destination. Tourists wish to see the popular sightseeing attraction point in Kashmir. As such, planning a Kashmir holiday trip is viable and advisable when embarking on a journey to seek the Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi. How and where to begin are the questions we will answer here.

The itinerary will start from your first destination, Jammu, then Katra, and from thereon, the top destinations of Kashmir, such as Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and so on. Here is how you can plan your Religious tour with the Kashmir trip.

Mata Vaishno Devi Jammu Kashmir Tour Package

  • Hotel/Houseboats/Camp stay (as requested) 
  • Sightseeing/Attractions based on where you would like to go (customisable)
  • Activities such as River Rafting, Horse Riding, Trekking, Shikara Ride, etc.
  • Private transportation in an AC vehicle from the time of arrival to departure. (Approx. ₹1800 to ₹3500 /day).
  • Dedicated KO representative to help with any logistics during the trip.
  • Shopping tour: for Kashmiri saffron/dry fruits/scarves/shawls/paper mache.
  • Try Kashmiri Cuisines: You must try Wazwan and Kahwa tea.

Kashmir Trip with Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan Itinerary

Mata Vaishno Devi
Seek blessings at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Image: Shutterstock

The famous pilgrimage route to Mata Vaishno Devi starts from Katra town in the Jammu region of India. Many modes of transportation are available for this trip, including buses, taxis, and trains. The best time to visit Mata Vaishno Devi is March- October, when the climate is not too hot or cold.

Day 1: Arrival at Jammu

Welcome to Jammu, a city known for temples, forts, palaces, and lively cultural heritage. Explore the city in your leisure time for a few hours. To reach Katra, you can hire a cab or travel via train. Book your train tickets from IRCTC.

The distance from Jammu to Katra is approx 46 km. You can reach via the NH44 route. The travel time for this will take around 1 hour and 5 mins.

Day 2: Katra – Vaishno Devi

The Darshan to seek Mata’s blessings requires you to trek from Ban Ganga Bridge in Katra. It is 14 km away from the main temple. One can also reach here by availing helicopter service starting from Katra. Guidelines for online booking are given here.

Day 3: Arrive in Srinagar

On your arrival at Srinagar Airport, our representative will be there to meet, greet & pick you up from the International Airport. He will then escort you to your preferred option to stay in a hotel or houseboat. Get ready to take a Shikara ride to enjoy the scenic beauty of Dal Lake. Know the city’s background, history and much more. Explore Srinagar – Dal lake, Tulip Garden, Mughal Garden, Pari Mahal, etc.

Day 4: Srinagar to Pahalgam (90 km / Approx 2.5 hr drive away)

Know the city’s background, history and much more. Explore Pahalgam – Tullian Lake, Sheshnag Lake, Tarsar, Marsar Lake, etc. Things to Do – Trekking, Camping, River Rafting, Sightseeing, Fishing, etc.

Day 5: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (140 km / Approx 3.5 hr drive away)

Know the city’s background, history and much more. Explore Gulmarg – Alpather Lake, Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. Things to Do – Gondola Ride, Ice Skating, Skiing, Motor Biking, etc.

Day 6: Gulmarg to Sonamarg (125 km / Approx 3.5 hr drive away)

Know the city’s background, history and much more. Explore the beauty of Sonamarg – Zoji La Pass, Thajiwas Glacier, Baltal Valley, Nichinai Pass, and Krishansar Lake. Things to Do – Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing, River Rafting

Day 7: Sonamarg to Srinagar (90 km / Approx 2.5 hr drive away)

After Darshan, it’s time to head back to your Hotel. Freshen up, have breakfast and board your flight from Srinagar International Airport.


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Surbhi Mishra
A travel lover and moody chef, Surbhi loves to read & write and doodle in her free time. For her, being able to write is a blessing, and to keep at it—a work-in-progress. When not working, you can find her swimming her worries away, dancing to the beats, or filling up her bucket list to tick them off.