The journey to the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is an enchanting journey of the places where Mata Vaishnavi had spent some time while observing various spiritual disciplines and penances. The culmination of this journey is at the Holy Cave where She merged Her Human form with the astral form of Her creators, the three Supreme Energies.
     ***It is to inform to general public that the Himkoti Marg (from Adhkuwari to Bhawan) shall remain closed w.e.f 27.11.2017 to 01.12.2017 and 04.12.2017 to 07.12.2017 from 11 :00 AM to 05:00 PM for Pedestrian Movement and Battery Car Operations due to shifting activities of Track Rope for the under construction Passenger Ropeway Project of Shrine Board (between Bhawan and Bhairon Ghati). The pilgrims are advised to move through Sanjichhat Marg from Adhkuwari to Bhawan during the said period to pay their obeisance at holy Shrine *** Yatries are advised to carry their individual Adhar Card for booking of helicopter tickets and accommodation facilities at the SMVDSB current booking counter in Katra***Free online yatra parchi available on our official website at (between 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM everyday). *** The online facilities on this website shall be available starting 60 days in advance for any given day with opening at 1000 hours (10:00 am).***The Passenger must carry the Credit/Debit Card in original through which the Transaction has been made without which the Reservation/Boarding will be denied without any refund***All the devotees who avail the facility of Atka Darshans against payment of prescribed amount shall be provided Prashad Kit.**** For the safe guard of valuables, devotees can use locker facility at Bhawan***Free Yatra Slip is also available at Vaishnavi Dham Jammu****

Jai Mata Di

Important Information: must read before online booking is the only official website of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). Pilgrims must approach this site only for seeking online services. Other websites (with resembling names), trying to offer various online services including helicopter tickets are not recognized by the Shrine Board. Pilgrims are very strongly advised not to approach such websites (with resembling names) for seeking any online service of SMVDSB.

Pilgrims are forewarned that approaching such websites and booking online for helicopter tickets or other services of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board might lead to their being cheated or inconvenienced in some form. The responsibility in this regard shall rest entirely with the concerned pilgrim(s).

The helicopter tickets are available only @Rs.1005/- per person per side and there is no other rate/commission/processing fee etc. taxes if applicable shall charged at respective location whatsoever per ticket. Pilgrims trying such methods to secure helicopter tickets etc. shall do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Complaints/Suggestions :

For any complaints, suggestions, feedback etc., you may also send an e-mail to Alternatively you can send your complaints, suggestions, feedback etc by post to the following address: Deputy Chief Executive Officer, In-Charge Operations Wing, Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra District Reasi J&K, PIN – 182301