I am taking my parents to Vaishno Devi from Pune. We will be arriving at Jammu airport and then travel towards Katra which is around 50km away. I would like to know what the Katra to Vaishno Devi distance is, so my parents and I can decide how they wish to go towards Vaishno Devi. If they think they can cope with the distance, they will walk, and if not then I would make the helicopter bookings. I would also like to know if there are places to eat and rest on the way towards Vaishno Devi from Katra?