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Booking helicopter for Vaishno Devi

Discussion in 'North India' started by Amit, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Amit

    Amit New Member

    I am planning a visit to Vaishno Devi in April and I have heard that there is a helicopter ride facility which is available from Katra to the main mandir. I need some simple questions answered, I would be grateful if I can get a quick response.

    How do I go about booking the tickets for the helicopter ride?

    How much in advance would I need to make the booking?

    What is the cost of the tickets?

  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    You can book the helicopter tickets at the Shrine board's official website : maavaishnodevi.org

    Tickets cost Rs 1038/- each and the flight is about 10 mins if I remember correctly. The helipad at Katra is on Udhampur road which is about 2 KM from Katra bus stand. Helicopter will drop you at Snjhichat which is again about 2.5 to 3 kms from the Bhavan or main temple.

    You should be able to geat a seat if you book 10-12 days in advance but the problem is that if weather is bad they wont fly and you would be stuck.

    I hope this helps.

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