Update (07 Oct): “Direct train from Bandra to Katra for the October 20 Journey has broken the records. Bookings Vaishno Devi yatra for the same opened on 6th October and crossed Rs. 10,000 sale on the first day itself. The tickets are being sold for more than twice the base price. The routes are transparent, direct, quick, and comfortable; making the tickets worth the price.”
Looking at the drudgery pilgrims go through, Vaishno Devi has bestowed a much-needed blessing on her devotees. After the Introduction of Katra in the Railway network, came along a special pilgrims train from Mumbai and Ahmedabad, to directly connect these two cities with Vaishno Devi Temple (Katra).
The trains run once a week from Bandra (Mumbai), and twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) from Ahmedabad, and further connect to Katra Station. All the trains have air-conditioned cars and sleeper class carts.
It would take 33 hours to reach Katra from Ahmedabad, and 28 hours from Mumbai. The trains from Ahmedabad commence on October 1st and October 6th from Mumbai. The return trips from Katra are decided to take place on Tuesdays for Mumbai; and Thursdays and Sundays for Ahmedabad.
This premium rail service cuts down the toil of traveling. Earlier, pilgrims had to travel to New Delhi, and board buses, which were lugged through rickety routes. Now, you can not only travel in comfort, but your time is also to be saved.
An official said “We believe people would not mind paying the premium charges for the convenience by train which will take them to the door of the hill shrine,” So, those who have been planning to visit the shrine for a long while, now is the time to plan a trip which is comfortable and easy.
The prices of the journeys range from :
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