Duration: 3 nights – 4 days
About this tour
For good reason, Jammu is often called a city of templesa. Plain or gilded spires rise from every corner of this ancient town which can bring alive all faith one can only experience and rarely express. According to the epic Mahabharata, Jammu is regarded as one of the most sacred places of Hindu pilgrimage. It is a city whose deep- rooted history, charm and character bear testimony to the unbroken civilization of India An expression of this is in the layers and layers that form its marrow. People have immense faith in Mata Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vashnavi , is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi; therefore it is the dream of every Hindu to visit the Vaishno Devi Temple once in a lifetime. It is considered one of the pious destinations in the world. The Vaishno Devi Shrine is located in Katra at “Trikuta Hill”. Every day thousands of devotees visit this holy temple from all over the world. Who climb up the hill to pay obeisance to Maa Vaishno Temple
Day 01: Arrive Jammu
Upon your arrival at Jammu Airport/Railway Station, our tour representative assists you in smooth transfer to Katra. Katra, 50 kms from Jammu, is a temple town which where the holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. On reaching Katra, check-in at the hotel and just relax in your hotel room.
Day 02: Vaishno Devi to Katra
Early in the morning After Breakfast, Start your trek towards the Holy Shrine, Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi is considered the mother Goddess or Maa Durga. The 16 kilometers trek to Vaishno Devi Temple takes around 5 to 6 hours to arrive at the Cave temple. One can trek up to the Shrine if fitness permits, otherwise Pony or Palanquins are also available at an extra cost. On the way, there are several eateries where one can enjoy sumptuous delicacies. After reaching temple, Wash and change before Mata Darshan, join the row to go inside the Mata Darbar Where you see three pindis inside the cave which symbolizes three forms of Goddess Shakti-Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. After having Darshan, trek back towards katra, check-in in the hotel, overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Katra to Patnitop
Early in the morning, after breakfast you will leave for your next journey from katra to patnitop. Patnitop is the beautiful land mountains, rivers and greenery. It is situated at a distance of 112 km from Jammu. Hovering above a beautiful plateau and encircled by dense forests. It will take a three hour drive to reach patnitop. On reaching Patnitop, check-in to the hotel and experience the enthralling beauty of the place for rest of the day. Enjoy some time close to nature in this alluring destination. Later, have your dinner and enjoy a comfortable stay at night in the hotel.
Day 04: Patnitop to Jammu
In the Morning, after breakfast drive back to Jammu airport/station for onward journey