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Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is located 42 km from the city of Jammu.
Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
On Arrival at Jammu airport or railway station, enjoy a drive to Katra which is about 1.5 hours to 2 hours away. On arrival in Katra, check into your hotel.
You may leave for darshan in the Early morning, as per your choice. ( By Helicopter)For darshan, you'll be driven to Ban Ganga, which is the starting point of the 12.5 kms long yatra (journey) to Vaishno Devi. (depending on your preferences) can range from 7 hours to more than 20 hours. Once you return back to Ban Ganga, you’ll be driven to your hotel. Have a comfortable overnight stay at you hotel.
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Jammu Airport for Boarding flight to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh get pickup and transfer to Shimla. Enroute to Pinjor Garden. Upon arrival at Shimla, check in at the hotel. Enjoy Leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a half day excursion to Kufri (2500mts). Visit Indira Bungalow & the Himalayan Zoo (closed on Monday). Incase, a Monday falls on this day, guests shall be taken to Naldhera Golf course instead of Kufri. Afternoon: Guests will be dropped at the Shimla Mall road to explore by themselves. Attractions of the mall road include Shimla Church, Scandal Point, Gaiety Theatre, Town hall & shopping. Evening, the guests shall be transferred to their respective hotels for overnight stay. Dinner shall be at the hotel. Note: Pony ride/ Golf kit charges at Kufri/Naldhera are on direct payment basis.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Chandigarh Airport for onward Journey.