HELP REQUIRED - Maa Vaishno Devi Darshan during March Navratris

#1 Jan 27th, 2015, 19:52
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Hi All

I have planned a trip to Maa Vaishno Devi in March 2015 along with my wife and 2 kids. (age 8 and 3)

I have confirmed bookings for train to Katra, confirmed helicopter bookings from Katra to Sanjhichat and back next day and have also booked a room to stay overnight at Bhawan.

After doing all of this I realised that the date I am visiting Maa vaishno Devi falls in the Navratri days and I presume it will be too crowded.

A few questions if any one of you can help.

1. Since I have confirmed bookings will it still be a trouble to visit during that time due to overcrowd?

2. How much will be the tentative wait time for Darshan at Bhawan since I will be with my 2 small kids.

3. If I get VIP passes for Darshan then would it be ok? Will it be possible to get the darshan in 2-3 hours from VIP darshan? or should I cancel the booking and postpone my trip? I lose 50% of the helicopter charges in that case.

4. Will I get VIP darshan pass from Helipad since I dont have same day return. As I was told by someone you get VIP pass only if you have same day return.

Any inputs from your side will be helpful.

Many Thanks


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#2 Jan 27th, 2015, 22:16
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Originally Posted by gauravmehta1512 View Post 1. Since I have confirmed bookings will it still be a trouble to visit during that time due to overcrowd?
No, things would be easier. You should collect darshan parchi from the reception of Sanjhi Chhat Helipad.
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2. How much will be the tentative wait time for Darshan at Bhawan since I will be with my 2 small kids.
If you collect the parchi, you will be getting darshan quickly.
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3. If I get VIP passes for Darshan then would it be ok? Will it be possible to get the darshan in 2-3 hours from VIP darshan? or should I cancel the booking and postpone my trip? I lose 50% of the helicopter charges in that case.
It is called Out of turn darshan parchi. No need for running for VIP passes.
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4. Will I get VIP darshan pass from Helipad since I dont have same day return. As I was told by someone you get VIP pass only if you have same day return.
All the Helicopter passengers get the parchi (Yellow colored).
#3 Jan 29th, 2015, 11:15
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post It is called Out of turn darshan parchi. No need for running for VIP passes.

All the Helicopter passengers get the parchi (Yellow colored).
I called up the Helicopter operators office yesterday. As per them they will issue the passes only to the people having the return journey same day within that 3-4 hour gap.

Is this yellow darshan parchi different to the darshan passes issued on return trip the same day?

I will recheck from the helicopter operator again.

Many Thanks

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