Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Online Tickets & Process

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Tickets for the helicopter services running on Katra – Sanjichhat – Katra section for Mata Vaishno Devi can now be booked online. The return fare from Katra – Sanjichhat – Katra is Rs 2,010 and the one-way fare is Rs 1,005 (as of September 2018). 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 believe 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 official website to book your online tickets for Helicopter services of Mata Vaishno Devi –

Updates – September 2018

  • The Vaishno Devi ticket fare is increased to Rs 1005/- one way and Rs 2010 return as of September 2018.
  • Cancellation of helicopter tickets is allowed now and it can be done till 7 days in advance and 50% amount is refunded.
  • The reservation starts at 10.00 AM now instead of 00.00 hrs earlier.
  • Online Yatra parchi is now free of cost ( earlier it was at Rs 50/-) and about 15000 parchies are open for booking every day.
  • Online booking of helicopter services for Vaishno Devi opens up 60 days in advance at 10 AM and it can be done a minimum of 4 days in advance of the journey.
  • Pawan Hans will no more operate from 01.04.14, the contract is given to Himalayan Heli Services from 01.04.14 Global & Himalayan Heli Services will operate only.
Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services Official Website
Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services Official Website

Can I get current Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tickets at the counter?

Yes, you can purchase the current helicopter tickets of Vaishno Devi from the ticket counter at Katra. You need to have a valid photo ID proof for yourself and all members of your group to avail the current tickets.

Now, Yatra registration slip (parchi) is mandatory to purchase the current Vaishno Devi helicopter tickets at the counter. Please do not fall for any touts or agents and note that the charges of helicopter tickets are Rs 1005 for one way and Rs 2010 for a return ticket. The rates are exclusive of any taxes which will be charged in addition to it.

You may encounter a lot of touts or agents trying to thug you by charging more money for the Vaishno Devi helicopter tickets. DO NOT purchase such tickets as it is not allowed officially.

Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tickets – Online Booking Process

Time needed: 1 hour.

Below is the detailed step by step process on booking the Maa Vaishno Devi helicopter tickets online.

  1. User Registration on Maa Vaishno Devi Official Website

    Register by clicking the ‘New User Registration’ and provide all the details. 
    Only one user registration is allowed. It is best to register from a network from which you are sure that no one else would have registered before. Otherwise, the website will not allow you to register. Use your mobile network may be if nothing works.Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Registration

  2. Select flight datetime and check availability

    After successful registration, select the date, route details, flight and number of passengers. Check the availability and start entering passenger details.
    One user can only book a maximum of 5 helicopter tickets from one credit card or debit card in a month.

  3. Enter passenger details carefully

    Make sure you submit the correct details, double check before submitting the final step. Once, you submit the details it cannot be changed. Many people make mistakes, so I will recommend that you check all the details twice. 

  4. Make the payment

    Enter the credit card or debit card details for processing the payment.
    On successful payment, you must take the print out of the reservation slip and note down the transaction ID. The transaction will start showing in the Successful transactions history of the home page.

  5. Check transaction status for any errors

    When you are making a reservation and a technical problem happens, make sure that you check the transaction status.
    If the transaction status is successful, then you do not need to do anything. Now, you can take the printout of your reservation using the re-print option.
    In case of the failed transaction, you can retry a new reservation. If the amount has been deducted, you can send the email to ‘[email protected]’ for processing of a refund. You should provide the transaction details including tracking ID number / Trace number, user ID and transaction date.
    You must send refund requests within 30 days of travel otherwise no refund will be issued.

  6. Take printout of Electronic Reservation Slip

    Once you make the online reservation, you should take the printout of the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS). This will need to be presented with other required documents including original credit card or debit card along with a valid photo ID address proof. Also, you must save the Transaction ID somewhere for all future references.
    If you cannot take the print out of the ERS, you can send an email to ‘[email protected]’ within 48 hours of the transaction date. 

Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Book Tickets Online
Vaishno Devi Helicopter Services | Book Tickets Online

Important Note – Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tickets

Please note that is the only official website of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). You should use only this website for any online purchases including the purchase of helicopter tickets and SHOULD NOT use any other unofficial means to purchase the tickets. The above-mentioned rates in this article are official rates and only taxes are extra to be paid with it. SMVDSB do not have authorized any travel agent to sell helicopter tickets. Hence, you should not pay any other charges to an agent as it is not allowed officially to purchase tickets by other means.

Cancellation Policy of Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tickets

  • You can cancel the helicopter tickets booked online using the official website only. The cancellations cannot be requested over the counter or other means.
  • You will get 70% of the fare in return and 30% will be deducted against processing charges.
  • You can cancel your helicopter tickets up to 4 days in advance before the scheduled date of travel.
  • The amount will be refunded to the same account through which transaction was done.
  • In case of cancellation of the helicopter flights from Katra to Sanjichhat or Sanjichhat to Katra due to bad weather or other technical reasons, a full refund will be made to you. In such a case, pilgrims should submit their online Helicopter ticket to the respective helicopter operator.

Important Questions – Vaishno Devi Helicopter Tickets

Q1. What documents are required for Vaishno Devi helicopter tickets?

You should carry the original Credit Card or Debit card with which you have purchased the helicopter tickets for Vaishno Devi yatra. In the absence of the original credit card or debit card, you will be denied boarding without any refund.
In addition, you must carry original valid Photo ID and Address Proof for yourself and everyone in your group, without which boarding will be denied. The documents which are accepted are Passport, Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Voters ID or PAN card or any Credit Card with Photo.

Q2. How much time helicopter takes from Katra to Sanjichhat?

The helicopter ride takes just 8-10 minutes from Katra to Sanjichhat and similar time it take to return from Sanjichhat to Katra. 

Q3. Do I need to purchase helicopter ticket for my child?

Children below two years of age are allowed to ride free provided they are carried in the lap of the parents. In case of a dispute, you may be required to present the copy of your child’s birth certificate. So, do carry it with you.

Q4. When should I reach the helipad to board the flight?

You should reach at least 1 hr before the departure of your helicopter flight to Katra or Sanjichhat. If you do not reach in time, you may be marked as NO SHOW and no refund will be issued in such a case.

Q5. How far is Katra helipad from Katra bus stand?

Helipad is about 2 KMs away from Katra bus stand. You can either walk / hike or take local auto / taxi to reach the Helipad and board your flight.

Q6. How far is bhawan from Sanjichhat helipad?

Vaishno Devi bhawan is about 2.5 KMs from the Sanjicchat helipad. The gradient of walk is low and simple, you will easily reach bhawan in an hr or so from Sanjichhat helipad.

Q7. How many passengers travel in Vaishno Devi Helicopter service?

The helicopter will carry 5-6 passengers in one flight.

Q8. Can the helicopter flight be cancelled?

Yes, the Vaishno Devi helicopter flights are subject to weather, visibility and flying conditions. If it is unsafe to travel or fly, the flights will be canceled. The full refund of tickets will be issued in such a case.

Q2. Where can I send complaint or suggestion about Maa Vaishno Devi Helicopter tickets process?

You can send an email to ‘[email protected]’ for any complaints or suggestions on the Vaishno Devi helicopter tickets process.
You can also send your complaints or suggestions by a mail post to the following address:
Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
In-Charge Operations Wing,
Office of the Chief Executive Officer,
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board,
Katra District Reasi J&K, PIN – 182301

Read More Below:

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


I am really happy to see how online services by the various departments are getting better every passing year. Similar examples can be seen by both Kullu Administration for launching the mobile app to issue Rohtang Pass permit and Leh Administration to completely make the Ladakh Inner Line Permits process online which helps thousands of tourists every year.

I will be happy to answer your questions in the comments section below. Though about 2000 comments already on this article has most details in them, so maybe try to search the page before asking the same question.

Jai Mata Di !!

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  1. RAghupathy on

    Jai Mata Di
    Dear Sir
    I am trying my best to create a login facility for me so that I can do the booking. The web site did not send me a password and hence I tried to retrieve password, but the website throws error. My wife also tried with the same fate. Could you give me approximately how long it will take after getting to the top by helicopter to have darshan on June 22, 2017. Is there any big rush and is there any paid darshan please

    • Please try from some other system where the site was never used. It will take about 3 hrs to return to the base as you also get VIP pass as well with return ticket so the queue is smaller.

  2. RAghupathy on

    Dear Sir,
    I wanted to check on how many trips the helicopter makes a day. Is it possible to catch the morning helicopter and come back the same day through helicopter? Is there any ticket for special darshan (avoid queue) and what is the cost of this ticket per head please?

  3. Hi Dheeraj,just wanted to know we have booked 5 tickets of helicopter will be travel on 14th June 17 and we are my father mother my father in law and we couple and we have 2 kids one is 1year and elder one is 5 yrs but we haven’t booked ticket elder one coz we can book only 5 tckts.. so they allowed elder one to travel us or not.. or they provide us window ticket..

    • Charu, window ticket might be difficult. You could have used a different account for it. If the age of kid if 5 or less, then, take him else I will suggest to buy the ticket to avoid any hassles at last minute or try luck on window or through an agent.

      Jai Mata Di !!

      • Actually I had already tried with different account but no tckts available.. if kid is less than 5years than they allow???
        Thank you so much
        Jai Mata Di!!

        • Sorry Charu, I got confused, it is less than 2 yr child. You will have to get the ticket for him at Katra or check with some travel agents in Katra who can arrange one ticket for you.

          Jai Mata Di !!

  4. Hii Dheeraj ji,
    You are doing a wonderful job to make people aware of the necessary things about Maa Vaishno Devi.
    My query is that while booking the Helicopter tickets i read one of the guidelines that YOU HAVE TO CARRY DEBIT/CREDIT CARD THROUGH WHICH THE TRANSACTION HAS BEEN MADE, but my parents only are going for the Darshan and i have booked their tickets online through my Card. Is it necessary that they have to carry my card since i work in Pune and they live in Jaipur.


    • Hi Anshul,

      I guess better to provide them a copy of it mentioning they are your parents and you booked the tickets with a copy of your passport/DL. This will make it evident even in case of any confrontation.

      Jai Mat Di !!

  5. Rajiv Kumar Singh on

    Dheeraj jee,
    What is the luggage limit allowed in helicopter. IS 1 bag pack ok per person. Appreciate if you can confirm.


  6. Hi I want to book tickets for 21 april. Site is not working from many days as it was showing will open on 26th march but now its not working today as its not loading. How to do booking now.. As all my tickets are done for jammu for that date.

      • Jyoti Arora on

        Hi Dheeraj,

        I heard helicopter booking is on hold, is this true???

        Am looking for booking on May,2017.


    • maanvikmukesh on


      • Mukesh, please dont use CAPS while posting comments. For small kids, their copy of birth certificate or school ID is good enough. Also, helicopter booking is temporarily not available as they are looking for other operators, AFAIK.

        Jai Mata Di !!

  7. Dear Dheeraj:
    Thanks for creating and sharing your insights via blog. I am wondering why more information is made available in public domain. As no where I could find the Ma Vaishno Devi helicopter’s schedule of service. I would be coming from USA, and would like to travel to Katra with my family via train from Delhi, yet due to lack of information, I am not sure if I can do the to and from trip to darbar the same day by chopper and tally it with train timings? Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

    • Jai Mata Di Sirish !!

      Do you happen to know which train you will be taking and what time it will reach? Well, with trains being late is usual, I will say there is a risk in it. Generally, you will be able to reach by early noon to Katra from Jammu station if train drops you early morning at Jammu tawi station. Then, if you have 4 hrs of day light you should be able to do the trip by chopper and return back to Katra. But, as I said it will be touch and go and depend upon train timings or any road blocks on the way 🙂

  8. Deepesh Rathi on

    i was trying to book online helicopter services for may 4, 5 from last 2-3 days; but it shows: only 1 message. “No flights available”.
    i checked each dates for the same but no availability. I doubt on this booking service.
    can you pls tell me the solution, WHOM TO CONTACT FOR THIS ?

    Deepesh Rathi

    • Sorry on that front, I can only suggest on the process that I may know about. Else you may need to search over internet for travel agents based in Katra

      Jai Mata Di !!

    • Upender Garg on

      pl read message on main site it says helicopter booking for 01.04.17 onwards will start from 15.03.17. It is due to the fact that fresh tender has been floated for helicopter service

  9. Amitaj Sharma on

    Dear Dheeraj i am planning for darshan at 13th of may 2017 with my spouse but i am unable to book the chopper tickets kindly let me know the easiest path from where i can get that because we have the short tenure for stay, releasing 15th of May 2017.

  10. South Africa on


    My family and I, from South Africa (9 adults, 4 children) are visiting Maha Vaishno Devi this week. We have been trying to secure helicopter tickets for 4th march since January however the online system says its unavailable (sold out).
    Please could someone advise us how else we can acquire helicopter tickets for 4 march.

    It would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  11. Hi dheeraj,

    I have plans on Amarnath yatra and leh ladakh trip as below , plz suggest ..

    Fly from Bangalore to jammu (a day before).

    Day 1: visit katra vaishnodevi temple by helicopter from sanjichit and few kms walk to reach Bhawan, and return by walk / pony. katra Halt.

    Day 2: leave katra to srinagar by bus/ shared taxi early. Reach srinagar max by 6.00 pm. Halt.

    Day 3: srinagar sightseeing and rent bike, leaving to sonmarg/ Baltal and reach by 5-6 pm and stay.

    Day 4: take a piligrimage on Amarnath Yatra by helicopter from baltal helipad. Later need to walk atleast 6kms to reach holy cave. Return to baltal by pony / horse. Rest/ halt/ if possible leav to drass.

    Else on Day 5, Day 6 & so on : baltal to drass, kargil, batalik, leh ……. Etc

    My query is : plz suggest me on acclimatisation matters till/on day 4.
    Can I go ahead with Amarnath yatra on this itinerary planned ?
    And Precautions that I can take as there is steep increase in altitude suddenly?

    • Hi Deepak,

      Sorry for the delay so much in reply.

      Outside rented bikes are not allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh, so better reach Leh and then hire a bike on rent in Leh. Till Day 4, it is fine but then you will be walking to holy cave in high altitude region after landing from helicopter which can cause AMS issues. But, since you might not be sleeping at high altitude and come down to sleep at either Baltal or Sonamarg, it should still be OK.


    I am planning to visit Vaishnodevi Mandir in third week of March 2017. Kindly let me know timings, frequency of helicoptor service to Mandir and back to Katra.
    Thanks and regards
    Srikrishna Chervu

  13. Hi I have booked the helicopter ticket online from katra but I have lost the debit card through which it was booked. Kindly suggest what should be done as carrying original debit card is a mandatory condition.

  14. Rohit Garg on

    Dear Dheeraj, Jai Mata Di, Me with my wife, daughter and aging parents are going to reach Karta on 5th September, 2016 from sri shakti experess and will return on 6th from the same train. Can you make a plan for this journey as I will try helicopter services for my parents and rest of three will go by foot.
    Pl help me in making this trip comfortable for my parents and my family.

      • vikalp moolchandani on

        Can we edit the particulars given while booking the helicopter tickets? I want to edit the gender which is by mistake given wrong. the eticket is showing the mistake. Is there any way to correct it?
        Can I book more tickets from the same debit card?

      • Hii dhiraj.. I have planned to come on 31 st dec 2016 and i tried to login on official website for helicopter booking but not able to login and after some time all the tickets are sold out.. In himalayan it is showing that 12 slots are avaikable but when i open it all are boked can u pls help me in that.. I want 8 tickets for one way

        • Arti, Well, please keep trying. May be try from a different system and yes it happens at time as many people are in watch of these tickets.

          Jai Mata Di !!

  15. 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?

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !!




    • Priyanshu Gupta on

      Hey Kartik, Did you try to cancel 2? Was it possible or the whole ticket gets cancelled?

  19. Vasant Prajapati on

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

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

  21. 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?

  22. 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

  23. 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…?????

    • raman malhotra on

      Dear Avnish
      there are two types of Arties performed at Bhawan . One in morning( 6-8) and other n evening (6.30 -8.30) which are booked online or can be booked same day ( if available) from Room No 8. Noother Atri is performed apart from these two. So if your flight timings don’t match you won’t be able to attend the Arti. Rest You can easily do dashan within 3 Hours.

      Jai Mata Di

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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!!

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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..

  32. 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

  33. hemant jain on

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

  34. 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?


  35. 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….

  36. 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….

  37. 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 ?

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

  40. 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

  41. HI Dheeraj

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

  42. 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?

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  46. 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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