The town of Katra located at the base of the Trikuta Mountains serves as the base camp & starting point for the holy Vaishno Devi Yatra. The trek to Vaishno Devi is a rather difficult 14km from Katra on foot However hired horses, dulis, autorikshaws & helicopters are also available.
This place is under Riyasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The District Informatics Officer, Riyasi and his team has developed a 'Vaishno Devi Information System', to facilitate various affairs of visitors.
About 112 kms from Jammu, the famous hill resort of Patnitop is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 m, across which the Jammu-Srinagar highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the valley of the Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range beyond. In winter (mid Dec. to mid Feb.), the resort is generally covered with snow, thus providing opportunities for arious winter sports including amateur skiing.
"Shiva" means "auspicious" - is one of the Hindu god which makes the supreme Trinity, comprising of Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the Preserver and Shiva or Mahesh, the Destroyer and Re-Producer of life. Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the world, which is responsible for the change.
Lord Shiva is worshipped in many forms. He is conceived in his unborn and invisible form as lingum. The "Shiv-Lingum"symbolizes the power behind the creation. It is believed that at the end of all creation, during the great deluge, all of the different aspects of God find a resting place in the Lingam
DAY :1 ARRIVAL JAMMU
Arrival at Jammu Airport / Railway Station transfer to Katra Check in to the hotel . Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel .
DAY 2 : MATA VAISHNO DEVI DARSHAN
After breakfast transfer to Vaishno devi Darshan , evening back to Katra . Dinner and Overnight stay at Katra .
DAY 3 : KATRA – SHIVKHODI – KATRA
After Breakfast transfer to Shivkhodi ( Cave of Shiva ) On the ways sightseeing Baba dhansar , Nao Devi Cave , sula Park , Chanab River , evening back to Katra . Dinner and Overnight stay at Katra
DAY 4 : KATRA – PATNITOP – KATRA
After breakfast transfer to Patnitop Sightseeing viz Kud , Green Top , Children garden , Nag temple , Evening back to Katra . Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel
DAY :7 DEPARTURE
After Breakfast Transfer to Jammu Airport / Railway Station For Onward Journey .
Hotel AP Broadway enshrined at the foothills of trikuta. The abode of Mata Vaishnodevi in the picturesque town is symphony of eco-friendly, high luxury & hospitality at the very heart of the religious place that never sleeps "Katra".
Which is about 50kms from the city of temples, Jammu. Hotel AP Broadway a four storied Hotel is a unique combination of subtle elegance, with high standards. With lift facility a reception & lobby with trikuta view is a landmark in the heart of the town.