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Direct helicopter services from Jammu to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi begins

Notably, the helicopter service is currently available only between Katra and Sanjhi Chhat, with a one-way fare of Rs 2100 per person.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Jammu Updated on: June 25, 2024 17:04 IST
Mata Vaishno Devi Bhavan
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With a view to facilitate pilgrims seeking special darshan quickly, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Tuesday started its Jammu to Sanjhi Chhat helicopter service. Through this service pilgrims can have darshan at Bhawan in a day. 

CEO Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Anshul Garg says, "Pilgrims can avail the benefits of the helicopter service from the website...There are two types of packages- same day return and next day return package..."

The Shrine Board will introduced 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 that in the SDR format, pilgrims will 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 further stated that the NDR package includes rooms at Bhawan and 'Atka Aarti' in addition to all SDR facilities. 



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