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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Mata Vaishno Devi temple

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi is one of the holiest Pilgrims of India for Hindu Religion,A 12 km journey from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple, A journey filled with thousands of Devotee, Eager for her blessings, hence we decided to take a trip to Shri Vaishno Devi temple. 

Shimla,Manali,Dharamshala we've been to places but have you ever gave a thought of visiting any holy site for even once. trekking for a good cause, for a  hope in that, when we reach the top we can thank the god for whatever we are today. So, from this thought our Journey Begun.
Katra station

we  travelled by Kalka- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra express train from Jalandhar Cantt. the train left the station at 10.35 pm and arrived  Katra at about 4.35 am. we stayed in the hotel took a nap and then we visited yatra parchi (travel slip) counter to take slips to start the journey on foot. we can get yatra parchi advance online free of cost from the website of trust of Mata Vaishno Devi.

After getting done with the travel slip, our journey started. For the first time in my whole life, I wasn't afraid of walking 
12 km that too through the mountains but there was something magical in there maybe the People, maybe the temple I don't know what it was but it kept me going.

It was already 6 km and I took a break as we've already reached our first stop "Ardhkavari" it is the place where you can rest. guest rooms are easily available in there that too free of cost so, I had some rice with stuffed potatoes and started trekking to the temple. Nobody was tired as such ,we were clicking pictures talking to each other and enjoying the weather.

Helicopter service

For a well and physically fit person, it will take roughly four to five hours of the trek to get to the temple .after almost 3 hours we reached the temple. WOW, I was totally amazed, the view was breathtaking, thousands of people standing in line waiting for their turn. We did the same and after almost an hour we got in as no cameras were allowed in there so I kept quite and took the blessings and trekked down by the midnight we were already in our hotel.
This is how the Central Bhawan looks

we decided to take the night train and this is what we did in Vaishno Devi. It doesn't matter whether you are Hindu,Muslim,Sikh you can go visit this holy place anytime.

Enjoy your Travel and Thank me later.


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