The Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is said to be one of the oldest temples in India built more than 700 years ago. Here we have shared how to cover Mumbai to Vaishno Devi distance and the best way to reach Katra, Jammu, and Kashmir.
Maa Vaishno Devi shrine is located in the northern region of India at Trikuta hills which is 15 KM away from Katra base camp and 61 KM away from the Jammu district.
The holy cave shrine is situated at a height of 5200 ft (1584 m) above sea level and the journey of this holiest expedition begins from Katra which is almost 46 KM away from Jammu district.
- Katra is a small region situated in the district of Reasi of Jammu and Kashmir union territory.
- Every year Devotees from different parts of the country visit here in huge populations to show their religious faith in Goddess Vaishno devi which is also known as Trikuta.
Especially during the occasion of Navaratras, a larger amount of people strives to come here to Vaishno Devi holy shrine.
How To Reach Vaishno Devi?
While talking about the average distance from Mumbai to Vaishno Devi Shrine is Approximately 2019 KM.
There are a couple of ways in which you can reach Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, Whichever route you choose however the distance will remain almost the same.
Most essentially there are three modes of transport that you can use to reach Vaishno Devi Shrine from Mumbai.
- Mumbai to Vaishno Devi By Road
- Mumbai to Vaishno Devi By Air
- Mumbai to Vaishno Devi By Train
Also Read: History of Vaishno Devi
Mumbai to Vaishno Devi Distance (Google Map)
Mumbai to Vaishno Devi distance is 2019 kilometers by road.
If you are looking forward to visiting Vaishno Devi from Mumbai, you can refer to the below-mentioned map and distance categorized by the mode of transport. You may choose your preferred mode of transport like by road, or by air.
How to reach Vaishno Devi by Road (Route Location)
If you are planning to travel from Mumbai to Vaishno Devi By Road, you can refer to the above-mentioned route location (Highlighted in red).
The journey from Mumbai to Vaishno Devi by road on average takes around 36 hours to reach the final destination and this route will take you through the following major stations:
Mumbai ➜ Vadodara ➜ Ahmedabad ➜ Jodhpur➜ Amritsar ➜ Jammu ➜ Katra
If you are planning to travel by bus, then you might not get the direct bus to Vaishno Devi, but first, you can reach Jodhpur and from there you can travel to Jammu by bus.
The total distance between Mumbai and Jodhpur is around 974 KM.
How to Reach Jammu from Jodhpur?
Jodhpur ➜ Amritsar ➜ Jammu ➜ Katra
After reaching Jodhpur you’ll have a good option of buses from Jodhpur main bus station that will easily take you to Jammu without any hassle. The distance between Jodhpur and Jammu is almost 978 KM.
Jammu ➜ Katra
Once you reach Jammu, then the journey to Vaishno Devi will be quite easy as there are buses of Jammu state transport available and taxis are also available that will help you reach Katra smoothly. The journey from Jammu to Katra is hardly 61 KM.
After reaching Katra, take your Yatra Parchi from Katra and you are all set to experience the Expedition of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine the distance from Katra to Vaishno Devi Shrine is 15 KM.
How to reach Katra (Jammu) by Flights (by Air)
As there are no direct flights available from Mumbai to Vaishno Devi. However, you can board any flight that connects to the Jammu Airport from Mumbai Airport.
The distance from Jammu airport to Katra is 50 KM which you can easily cover as there are buses available from Jammu state road transport running on that track or even you can rent private taxis as well till Katra.
Mumbai to Katra (Jammu) Trains
Fortunately, there is one direct train named “Swaraj Express” which departs from Bandra Railway Terminal at 07:55 AM (Day 1) and reaches Shree Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 17:10 on the next day.
The journey from Mumbai to Vaishno Devi is around 1,028 KM and takes approximately 33 hours and 24 halts during the journey to reach Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. The Swaraj Express is in service every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday of the week.
Route of Swaraj Express Train takes you through the following major stations:
Surat ➜ Vadodara ➜ Ratlam ➜ Kota ➜ Mathura ➜ New Delhi ➜ Ludhiana ➜ Pathankot ➜ Jammu Tawi ➜ Udhampur
We would personally recommend you take a Swaraj Express Train instead of going by road as the train will be continuous and hassle-free as compared to a by-road route.
The nearest railway station to Vaishno Devi temple is Katra Railway Station which is just 1.3 KM away from Katra and Mata Vaishno Devi Expedition begins from Katra.
Vaishno Devi Temple’s Distance from Major Cities of India.
How to Get Yatra Parchi for Vaishno Devi Yatra 2023?
There are two ways in which you can get your Yatra Parchi, one is offline and another is through online mode.
You can easily get your Yatra Parchi from the Shree Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board office from Katra free of cost through offline mode.
If you want to get your Yatra Parchi online mode, then you need to visit the official site of the Shree Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Once Yatra Parchi is generated, make sure to take the printout and carry your identity card which you mentioned while generating the Yatra Parchi.
You can get the online Yatra Parchi of Vaishno Devi below link.