Shrine Board Services
The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was established in August 1986 with an aim to offer better amenities to the pilgrims. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board offers well maintained, hygienic and affordable lodgings. The Shrine Board is well known for its services and hospitality in the country. A number of conveniences have been made available by the Vaishno Devi shrine board Katra to meet all needs of the pilgrims. Vaishno Devi shrine board room booking is available at Vaishnavi Dham and Saraswati Dham in Jammu, at Niharika Yatri Nivas, Shakti Bhawan and Trikuta Bhawan in Katra by the Vaishno Devi shrine board Katra. You can also find Vaishno Devi shrine board room booking at nearby places like Adkuwari, Sanjhichhat and at main Bhawan. Vaishno Devi shrine board hotels can also be done online by registering in the website. You can fill up your personal details in the form for making online yatra registration and puja bookings.
Vaishno Devi shrine board hotels which are offered by the Shrine board are of very good standards with affordable rates. The shrine board makes every effort to make our journey very comfortable and hassle free. Vaishno Devi shrine board room booking can be done in advance through the official website of Shrine board. The Vaishno Devi shrine board Katra offer double bed and four bedded AC and non Ac rooms for pilgrims with carpet availability. The charges range from 500 INR to 900 INR. There are also dormitories made available for the visitors where you have to pay per bed at a reasonable rate. If you are booking Vaishno Devi shrine board hotels you have to be careful about few things like:
The online booking of Vaishno Devi shrine board hotels once done cannot be cancelled, pre-poned or postponed.
In case of failure of online transaction you will not be allotted the accommodation.It is always good to check the status of your booking on the official website of Shrine board.Transport and other facilities
Katra is the base camp for all transport and other services. After this point no transport facility is allowed except the Helicopter services. At the Yatra Registration Counter of Vaishno Devi shrine board Katra all pilgrims have register them before heading towards the Cave. They will be given a Yatra slip, free of cost which is obligatory for every pilgrim. They have to save this slip for checking purpose and also to claim insurance from the shrine board in case of any casualty. If any pilgrim is not carrying this slip, as per the rules of Vaishno Devi shrine board, he will not be allowed to continue beyond Yatra Parchi Check Counter at Banganga. Vaishno Devi shrine board Katra serves as a halting point for all visitors facilitating them to prepare for their trek to the temple.
There are free accommodations, Dharmashalas or Sarais in Katra for pilgrims who cannot afford staying at hotels. You will find other facilities like vegetarian restaurants, parking place for vehicles, medical store, cloak rooms, police station, banks, railway reservation counter, telephone booths and a number of shops at Katra. By doing Vaishno Devi shrine board room booking in advance you can have a well planned visit to the Holy Shrine.