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. I want to book the service for my parents but the website states that you need to carry the debit card in original through which booking has been made. Do they really check the debit card? Is there any other possible way?

  2. Priyanshu Gupta on

    I am not able to register on “” as I am getting the below error:- “Sorry!!! Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) IP Address is already Registered with us.”

    I have to book Online Yatra tickets. Can someone please help me out over here. Many thanks in advance.

  3. kartik gohil on

    SIR ….I Want to know cancellation procedure of ticket…i have booked one ticket for 5 passenger…and i want to cancel only two passenger…what can i do ?

    • Kartik, this is what the cancellation policy suggests

      Online Booking once done, shall not be cancelled, Postponed or Pre-poned. However, in respect of online booked helicopter tickets for travel on Katra – Sanjichatt- Katra sector, the following policy for the cancellation and refund of helicopter ticket shall apply:

      Online Helicopter tickets booked through Shrine Board’s website shall be cancelled through Online Mode only, which facility is available on Shrine Board’s official website. No request for cancellation of Online helicopter tickets shall be entertained through any mode other than Online cancellation. Request for such cancellation by approaching any of counters of SMVDSB through physical production of tickets etc. shall not be entertained under any circumstance.

      Yatris who have booked their helicopter tickets through Shrine Board’s official website can cancel their helicopter tickets online by logging on the website with their username and password.
      50% of the Fare (Excluding taxes) shall be refunded to the Yatris who have booked their helicopter tickets through Shrine Board’s official website, and have subsequently cancelled their tickets online for whatever reasons. Remaining 50% of the amount for the booked ticket shall accrue to the Shrine Board as processing charges.
      The cancellation can be made upto (and not after) 04 days before the scheduled date of travel.
      The refund shall be made ordinarily by the Shrine Board within 15 days from the date of cancellation of the tickets.
      The amount of refund shall be reimbursed online into the same account of the Debit/Credit Card through which the transaction was made for booking of the tickets.

      Jai Mata Di !!




  5. Vasant Prajapati on

    3 yrs and 6 month old daughter so what is the fare charges for that
    Waiting for your positive reply

  6. If I have online yatra parchi for 12th March, can I start my trek at around 3 in the morning of 12th March?

  7. I have booked Helicopter on 20th February 2016 for 20th April 2016.

    By mistake I have entered Dipak whereas my father name on PAN Card is Deepak.

    Is it allowable or what will be the consequences and if there is any then what should I do?

    Is it there any Edit option available?

  8. vinayak echake on

    Dear Sir, i have already booked Helicopter ticket for 3rd April 2016, for 6 people of my family members through my credit card , 5 from my ID and 1 from my Friend’s ID But i used same credit card for this Both transactions. hope there will not be any issue as i also be giving them my credit card authorization letter along with original credit card

    Appreciate assistance as earliest

  9. Avnish Darji on

    I already booked helicopter booking dated 28th March,2016 now I have two question
    1) now I want booked yatra parchi or not ..???? and when we got
    2) for Arti (PUJA) whether we can able to done between three hours of hour time…?????

  10. Dipankar Das on

    We (Two) are planning to visit Vashnodevi in first week of march 2016. We will reach Ktra by road at 3 PM.
    Can we book Helicopter ticket of 4:00PM?
    Can we stay over night at bhavan in a rented accomodation and return Next day morning by Helicopter?
    What is the last helicopter from Katra?
    What is the First helicopter schedule time from Sanjichhat Helipad?
    Howfar is CanjiChhat helipad from Vaishnodevi? is this a new Helipad location?

  11. Vikas Singh on

    one more thing Dheeraj Ji…
    Is it possible to go to Bhairon Baba also if u have same day return ticket form heli (i.e. within 3 hrs) . Are the going to give some leverage for one or two hours.

    • Vikas, as I said, there is timewritten at the counter, you can request your time to be more in case the availability is there, they should be able to stamp the requested time for you.

  12. Vikas Singh on

    Dheere ji…
    please advise me passes are issued for only same day return tickets?? or it can be for next day also.

    Is there any time limit for return flights or we can choose ourselves?

    Approximate how much time it takes from Sanjhi chhat helipad to Mata darshan and Bhairon Darshan and to return to helipad with elderly person? Can we make it in same day.

    In the site there is no option for return tickets instead we can book onward and return journey sepearately, will it still be considered return ticket…i know it sounds funny but plss..doubt hai tholda..

    Jai Mata Di !!

    • Jai Mata DI !!

      Yes, VIP passes are only issued for the same day tickets only and for rest there is a semi VIP pass where line is in comparison small. Ideally it is 4 Hrs you need to be back but usually you can ask at the counter to give some more time. I am not sure if things have changed but earlier it used to be return

  13. What are the valid id proof for children for booking helicopter service as children don’t have driving licence , voter I’d or PAN and in my case I don’t have passport of my child. Kindly guide me in this matter

  14. Hi Dheeraj,

    I am getting error as your computer ISP is already registered with us. I have tried on 2 odd PC from my office but still getting the same issue. Please advice.
    Also advice at what time booking of Helicopter starts as some said morning 4 AM but in website it is mentioned as 10 AM.

    • Mayus, since office has the same ISP, the validation work on that. Hence, you have to make an attempt froma network from where no other user has ever registered.

      • Thanks for the reply Dheeraj…
        One more question.. at what time online ticket booking opens & till when we can book..? Secondly, while doing online booking just above passenger details window there is Pan number or passport no is mentioned what is that..?

        • Mayur, earlier it used to open at mid night 12 AM 30 days in advance only. AFAI remember, someone mentioned in the comments above that it might have changed to 4 AM or 10 AM. 30 days in advance is still the case.

          You need to mention the correct ID number for booking the tickets which will be verified there.

          Jai Mata Di!!

  15. navin kumar on

    Hi I want tickets for katra to sanjhichhat for one way.I am with my 8 years old daughter and my wife .plz confirm me tickets for 28 DEC 2015 and the price of tickets.also any discount if possible

  16. Sachin Dagar on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Can you please help me with below query?

    We are 12 family member and wanted to book helicopter, 12 tickets to going and 12 for return.

    1. Do I need to create 6 user ID or 3 will suffice for booking return ticket as well ?

    2. I created one userID and wanted to create 5 more users but it’s not allowing me to do saying “Sorry!!! Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) IP Address is already Registered with us.” , can you please help ?

    3.Suppose, even if I create 6 userID from 6 different PC with 6 different internet service provider , does it allow me to book ticket from single PC at the time of booking or I have to use same PC and same ISP for booking ?


    • Hi Sachin,

      AFAIK, you will be able to make it with 3 but in worst case it will be like 5 not 6 as total tickets is coming to be 24. No one can help in the case or problem you are into 🙂 You have to find different internet connections with different ISPs. It might allow you to book the same because AFAIK the rules are only on registration and ticket issuance is on User ID

  17. 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..

  18. 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

  19. hemant jain on

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

  20. 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?


  21. 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….

  22. 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….

  23. 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 ?

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

  26. 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

  27. HI Dheeraj

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

  28. 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?

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  32. 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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