Vaishno Devi Katra Helicopter services

For the convenience of the pilgrims the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine board has made arrangements for helicopter services from Katra to Vaishno Devi Bhawan.


The helipad at Katra is on the Katra Udhampur highway about two kilometers from the city centre and the helipad at Vaishno Devi is at Sanji Chatt. The shrine from Sanjichat is about two and a half kilometers away but the walk is convenient and mostly level walk. The walk time is around 45 minutes to one hour. Ponies and palkis are also easily available for the Bhawan from the helipad for further convenience.

There are two helicopter operators the Pawan Hans helicopters limited and Deccan Aviation Limited. The flight time is about six minutes and the helicopter carries six passengers at a time. Both helicopter operators work in rotation simultaneously

Important points to note

  • Flights are operated daily
  • The Katra Vaishno Devi helicopter flights operate in the daytime only 8:00 am to 6:00 PM.
  • Flights operate in clear weather only, not in rainy season.

The Katra Vaishno Devi Katra helicopter service Fare Structure:

Katra –Vaishnodevi (Sanjhichat) or Sanjhichat -Katra one-way helicopter ride

Adults Rs: 1,225

Children between 2-12 years: Rs 610

Katra-Sanjichhat ( Vaishnodevi)-Katra (return helicopter flight)

Adults Rs: 2,450 per person.

Children between 2-12 years: Rs 1,220

Infants up to 2 years can fly free, age proof is required if age is disputed by the helicopter service provider.

For Katra Sanjhi Chat helicopter bookings  ( only along with complete Vaishno Devi  package)  and for any travel related query for Jammu and Kashmir and package tours fill in the contact form at the end of this page we will get back with the best quotes

Content updated in January 2020

8 comments to Vaishno Devi Katra Helicopter service

  • rahul kumar

    i want to know that can i book my vaishno devi katra to sanjhichat helicopter tickets from internet. so plz give me some information .

    rahul kumar

  • atul sharma

    i want to know that can i book my vaishno devi katra to sanjhichat helicopter tickets from internet. if yes sohow i can so plz give me some information .

    atul sharma

  • anjali mathur

    i want to knw that how can i book my sanchi ghat to katra helicopters from internet.. plzzz help..required urgently!

  • Ashish

    Hi, u can book helicopter ticket from vaishno devi trust website only.

  • Balakrishnan

    See web site and join as a member. YOU will get a password in your email and using that you can open and book your Helipad tickets and Accommodation etc. All possible after becoming a member.

  • Mercy Singh


    I wanna plan a trip for offseason something like dec/ jan where we can see snow fall but bearable as i have a 3 year old son. So kindly suggest a complete package from mumbai as well as from delhi. We want to use the helipad service as well. So guide us on the booking and then travel to jammu and katra, vaishondevi n ofcourse kashmir trip. give us an itienary for 7/8 days with hotel details and the best season to drop in where cold is bearable and can also experience the snow.Awaiting your reply.

    • Rajat

      Hi Mercy,

      I was just going through this website and saw your request, my hometown is jammu so i know better in terms of places are concern in jammu.

      I would suggest you to avoid any packages from different vendors, You can take direct train from mumbai to jammu. Then you can board a bus from Jammu railway station or you can hire a taxi to Base camp (Katra). Bus will be cheap it may cost you 100 or 150 rupees where as taxi will cost you upto 1000 rupees.

      If you are going by Taxi then you can directly go to Katra helipad by taxi itself whereas in case of Bus you have to board a Auto to reach to Katra Helipad. ( From Katra bus stand to Katra helipad is just 2kms).

      You can get very cheap hotels in Katra if you want to stay for a day or two.

      Note: You can book the tickets for chopper service from Katra to sanjichat and return from MATA VAISHNO DEVI website only, you have to become the member 1st then only you can book the tickets.

      If you want you can take rooms at Vaishno devi itself, you can book the rooms on MATA VAISHNO DEVI website only.

      Imp Info: Please book the chopper tickets and rooms one month prior to your travel. Example: if you are reaching katra on 3rd Jan,2014 and want to fly on that day only then please book you ticket on 4th Dec,2013…make sure you book the tickets for afternoon slot.

      Hope this will help you.

  • Anita

    I wanted to know can a 3 months old child can fly in helicopter there. Will it be safe.

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