Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Online Ticketing Starts and Fare Reduced

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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.

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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 (www.maavaishnodevi.org) 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 ( https://www.pawanhans.co.in ) and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd (http://www.onlineglobalhelicorp.com ).

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. Hello Dheeraj,

    1. Can you please tell me the Hemis festival dates ? Where does it takes place and Monastry name ?

    2. Would Permit for siachin base camp for solo traveller is issued or there should be two people compulsorily to get it and how and where to get it and what about the road condition to travel solo ? Is it Safe to travel alone and frequency of traffic ? Do we need any contact of Military people to visit there ?

    3. Suchetgarh Indo-Pak Border out Post ( RS Pura sector, Jammu ) timings, as well buses timings and services to reach there ?

    4. Is it safe to travel Kashmir and ladakh in July ie from srinagar to manali as it’s monsoon and chances of heavy rainfall is more. Your advise please ?

    I am doing katra and amarnath yatra as well and Everything is booked and I can’t change plans now so !! 🙁

    • Hi Deepu,

      My replies are below:

      1. Hemis Festival is scheduled for 3 July and 4th July this year. It is called Hemis Monastery.
      2. I do not think that you will be able to get permit for Siachen Base Camp unless you have some contacts in the army who are ready to help you
      3. Sorry on this front.
      4. Up to mid July it is still fine as monsoon has not still reached and Ladakh anyways is rainshadow region.

      • Great work by you ! Really appreciate it !!
        Thanks a lot for the information Dheeraj.
        Is Hemis monastry in Leh or somewhere little far from Leh !?

        Thanks much for all your info !!

      • One more Dheeraj,

        Do you know any budgeted single rooms as I am solo traveller, in Drass/Kargil ? Where you suggest to stay either in Drass or Kargil ?

        • Aaman Guest House (just 3-4 kms after entering Kargil check post), it was a homestay and stay and food was awesome.
          Daspa Guest House (confused it with other) near bypass bridge. Name: Mr. Gulam Mohammed; Mob: 09469730240. 
          Paradise Guest House in Kargil is a decent place to stay

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