Hello, As you can tell I am a new member and I joined here to post a few queries about my upcoming road trip to Vaishno Devi. I will be leaving from Delhi so it is a long drive and I need some good advise about what route to take, road conditions between Delhi and Katra, hotel accomodation at Katra and whatever else you think will be useful for me to know in planning my trip. I am planning to leave in April first week and below are my questions : Which route should I take between Delhi and Katra? How are the road conditions and where do hilly roads start from. Are roads in hills two way with divider in the middle? Where do you suggest I should stay , at Jammu,Katra or at Vaishno devi bhavan on top? I will be driving and going solo for this trip to Vaishno devi, are there any safety concerns I should be worried about? And whatever information you think would be helpful would be much appreciated.