Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Online Ticketing Starts and Fare Reduced


Tickets for the helicopter services running on Katra – Sanjichhat – Katra section for Mata Vaishno Devi can now be booked online. Further the fare has also been reduced from Rs 1,225 per passenger to Rs 699 per passenger from April 1, 2011. After confirming the ticket online you need to carry a valid identity proof such as PAN card, voter ID card, driving license, passport etc. I guess this will certainly help a lot more people (mainly physically challenged / unfit or old aged) to visit the holy place and surely is a very warm and welcome step by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). Thanks to them for the same as perhaps now my parents can also try to attempt this divine pilgrimage.

You can use the following links to book your online tickets for Helicopter services of Mata Vaishno Devi –

Updates till Feb 2014:

  • 1. Fare increased to Rs 1039/- one way and Rs 2078/- to and fro from 01.04.14 as compared to Rs 800
  • earlier.
    2. Pawan Hans will no more operate from 01.04.14 , the contract is given to Himalyan Heli Services . from 01.04.14 Global & Himalyan will operate.

  • 3. For a new date reservation starts at 10.00 AM sharp instead of 00.00 hrs earlier.
  • 4. Cancellation of helicopter tickets is allowed now and it can be done till 7 days in advance and 50% amount is refunded.
  • 5. Online Yatra parchi is now free of cost ( earlier it was at Rs 50/-) and about 15000 parchies are open for booking everyday.
  • 6. Tickets can be booked 60 days in advance now.

Read More Below:

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) today launched an online reservation service for the pilgrims who availed of the helicopter service on the Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra sector.

Briefing Governor NN Vohra, who is the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, RK Goyal, CEO of the shrine board, said after pursuing a transparent bidding process the one-way passenger fare for the helicopter travel between Katra and Sanjichhat had come down from Rs 1,225 per passenger to Rs 699 per passenger from April 1 this year.

Expressing satisfaction over the significant reduction in the helicopter fares, the Governor hoped that a large number of senior citizens and physically challenged pilgrims would get an opportunity to avail of this facility, considering that the helicopter service was now available at a reasonable price. He called for an effective day-to-day monitoring of the helicopter operations.

Goyal stated that for the convenience of the pilgrims the board had further streamlined the procedure for ticketing of the helicopter services on the Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra sector.

He added that the passengers, who wished to avail of the helicopter services, could log on to the shrine board’s website ( and confirm an e-ticket after making the required payment.

The yatris could also avail of the on-line ticketing facility through the website of the two helicopter operators, viz, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd ( ) and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd ( ).

Dr Mandeep Bhandari, Additional CEO of the board, clarified that a pilgrim possessing an e-ticket must carry a valid proof of his or her identity like a passport, PAN card, voter ID card, driving license etc., which bore the name and other particulars of the pilgrim to secure a hassle-free access to the heliports at Katra and Sanjichhat.

He advised all pilgrims, who intended to avail of the helicopter services, to secure a confirmed ticket before finalizing their travel plans.

Source: e-ticketing for helicopter services to Sanjichhat begins

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  1. Hi Dheeraj,

    You are doing a good job dear by answering people question via your blog.. Dheeraj i m planning to come to Vaishno Devi in 25-26Jan 2016. As i used crutches to walk and never visited vaishno devi before. So just wana ask you how can i plan my travel to mandir as i searched a lot but condnt gt my picture clear. Please tell me how to reach there from delhi. I can take helicopter palki electric car or any other alternative. Suggest me the best thing. Thankyou in advance..

  2. I am planning to visit on 05th feb 2016 with my family, is that time is convient to darshan rush and helicopter service and weather condition. can any one guide me please

  3. hemant jain on

    we are 5 members. we want the one way helicopter fare from katra to vaishno devi….

  4. Hi

    Are we eligible for VIP or semi-vip pass if we have only return ticket? (Sanjhichhat-Katra)
    There was no tickets available for (Katra-Sanjhichhat) so i booked return ticket 5:00 PM timing, but wanted to make sure that i don’t stuck in long queue otherwise return helicopter will be missed

    Can you conform anything on this?


  5. We are 7 of us can ………I get the helicopter booking for 14 th Nov 2015 Katra Sanjichat Katra….is there any Sr. citizen quota….

  6. We are 7 of us can ………I get the helicopter booking for 14 th October 2015 Katra Sanjichat Katra….is there any sr. citizen quota….

  7. Laxman R.Rathod on

    I with my family consisting 2 sr.Citizen+8 adults+3childern in all 11 members visiting V.devi on 21/12/15. I want to book Helicopter Ticket. I am reaching at Katra at 8.30 Hrs, morning & wish to book ticket at 11.00 hrs to 13.hrs, What will be the time to be calculate for darshan at V.Devi & Bhairovnath to enable me to book return ticket.Can we will get priority in darsan on production of return ticket?

    • Laxman ji, you have a fixed time slot for darshan when booking return ticket. But, the time of coming back can be stamped there only at counter while boarding the flight. So, book the max. slot you get and you should be able to do fine.


    We require one way chopper facility from KATRA to VAISHNODEVI for our 8 members on 13/11/2015 and return for 3 members.What is the total fare and are the tickets available ?

  9. We are 2 of us can I get the helicopter booking for 13 th October 2015 Katra Sanjichat Katra.

  10. abhishekgoyal on

    Dear I am planning to visit on 15 Jan. Please inform about weather and helicopter services in Jan
    we are 2 adults and one kid of 8 yr and other of 4 yr

  11. HI Dheeraj

    can you tell me, it is possible to book helicopter tickets on spot for medical issue pilgrims.

  12. When we book Helicopter tickets, after successful payment we get a static page displaying PNR No, timing, date, number of people etc!.. we take print out of that page and take it with us on yatra but can you tell how they check at the time of boarding in morning? i mean they check those print outs manually and allow us to board or they check in their computers etc and then allow us to go next?

    Also is it easy to get tickets right on spot? because i saw some people live nearby me they don’t know much about computer, internet etc! they directly get tickets from place! so is it normal or messy to get?

    • For the first question, I did not took notice of such a thing and would wait for others here to comment. However, for the second it all depends on luck on the availability of the seats. In case you are lucky, you will get it especially high chances in low season time.

      Jai Mata Di !!

      • For first question, can you share what was happen in your case when you traveled in Helicopter? while booking tickets from their online platform

        To whom you shown your ticket print out there?

  13. hari shanker on

    Hi want to go katra to sanjhichat by helicopter with my 4 years old son and below 2 years doughter and my wife and me too please confirm the fare and can u provide any discount if i will book for same on 2 nd oct 2015
    Reply soon

  14. Hello Dheeraj!

    Hope you doing good!

    Wanted to ask something i have read somewhere that we can book only 5 tickets per user ID, and we are 10 people so using 2 user ID’s i will book 10 tickets!

    But what will happen in case of return tickets? is it allowed to book 10 return tickets as well though those 2 user ID’s or i will have to make another new user ID’s means total 4 usernames for booking 20 tickets?

    There are those pre-made timing as well in which they include both side tickets but 3 hour gap is very less that’s why want to take customized timing of 10:00 morning to 17:00 return

    Also you think they will track IP’s while booking with 4 usernames? otherwise will need 4 PC, 4 different Internet connections 😀 strange system



    Sir, please confirmation of helicopter service urgent booking 2or 3days before may be possible.

  16. Hi Dheeraj

    Thank You for creating a nice Blog with updated info. I am planning for Mata Temple on mid of Oct with my family, wanted the below info. Appreciate for your help

    –> We are planning in Mid of October, How is the Weather and rush there ?
    –>I am planning from Srinagar, Can you please suggest how to book a bus from Srinagar to Jammu/Katra, and Generally, What is the timing of the buses and how is the Roads, what will be the price if i book a car from Srinagar.
    –> I can book only 5 ticket in one registered id as per the info, Is there any other way i can book to and from Helipad for more then 5 members as there are 3 kids traveling

    Thank You.

    • Hello Giri,

      Thanks a lot :)

      1. Just check in case it is vacation time for schools or navratra time. In case any is true, there will be quite rush. Weather will be pleasant
      2. Are you traveling to Srinagar? Any specific reason to travel 8-9 Hrs of hill roads
      3. You need two Ids with different computer and diffrent connections of INternet to book more than 5.

      Jai Mata Di !!

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