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Jammu to Vaishno Devi helicopter resumes from June 18; booking begins

The shrine board will introduce two types of packages: 'Same Day Return' (SDR) for Rs 35,000 and 'Next Day Return' (NDR) for Rs 50,000 per person

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- June 11th 2024 04:08 PM
Jammu to Vaishno Devi helicopter resumes from June 18; booking begins

Jammu to Vaishno Devi helicopter resumes from June 18; booking begins

Katra (Jammu), June 11: To facilitate pilgrims seeking special darshan quickly, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board will start its Jammu to Sanjhi Chhat helicopter service from June 18, 2024.

Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Anshul Garg, said the board was starting the Jammu to Sanjhi Chhat helicopter service for pilgrims who want to have darshan at Bhawan in a day.


The shrine board will introduce two types of packages: 'Same Day Return' (SDR) for Rs 35,000 and 'Next Day Return' (NDR) for Rs 50,000 per person.

Sharing the details, officials said in the SDR format, pilgrims would be provided battery car service to Bhawan upon reaching Panchhi helipad, a special darshan slip, 'prasad', a priority ticket for the cable car to offer prayers at Bhairon Temple, battery car service on return to reach Panchhi Helipad, and a helicopter ride back to Jammu Airport.

Board officials said the NDR package includes rooms at Bhawan and 'Atka Aarti' in addition to all SDR facilities.

Notably, the helicopter service is currently available only between Katra and Sanjhi Chhat, with a one-way fare of Rs 2,100 per person. 

- ANI

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