Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most important and busiest shrines in India. The journey to the Holy Shrine takes you through varous places where Mata Vaishno Devi had spent time while doing various spiritual sadhanas and rituals. The Journey ends at the Holy Cave of Mother Godess where you can take darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi in Pindi Form.
After taking blessings of Mata the journey will take you to mesmerizing views of Patnitop, Sanasar and Nathatop. Trip will also cover Mansar and Surinsar lakes.
Day 1: Jammu/Katra Arrival and Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
Arrival in Jammu/Katra.
Check-In at hotel in Katra
After getting freshed up get ready to trek 14 Kms to the holy cave of Mata Vaishno Devi. You can hire pony or palanquin (at extra cost). After darshan at holy cave you can proceed to darshan of Bhairo Nath Ji. Return to hotel by evening. Overnight dinner and stay at hotel.
Day 2: Katra to Patnitop
After breakfast you will be taken to most famous hill station of Jammu named Patnitop. Check in at hotel/cottage at Patnitop. Patnitop is located at an altitude of 2024 metres and is situated right on the Jammu - Srinagar Highway. Visit the famous Nag Temple, Padora Enclave & Patnitop park. You will be astonished by the beauty of Pine Forests. Dinner will be served at hotel/cottage.
Day 3: Patnitop-Nathatop-Sanasar-Patnitop
After breakfast proceed for Sanasar which is a cup shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. Sanasar is around 25 Kms from Patnitop. At Sanasar visit Sanasar lake. En route visit Nathatop, here you will witness the panaromic view of Pir Panjal himalayas. Return to Patnitop in the evening. Overnight stay and dinner at Patnitop.
Day 4: Patnitop-Mansar-Surinsar-Jammu
After breakfast say goodbye to majestic pines and proceed to Mansar. Mansar has a beautiful lake surrounded by forests on all the sides. You can enjoy boating in the lake. You can also visit various ancient temples while at Mansar. Now proceed to Surinsar lake. After clicking few pictures at Surinsar lake we will take you to Jammu. Drop at Jammu Railway station/Bus Stop.