Deccan Aviation is
the largest charter
aviation company in
the private sector that
not only conceptualized the whole category of helicopter flying but also
propelled it into vividly expressive
areas of application. And
one that is committed towards providing unparalleled
services in the
field of charter
Aviation is the only helicopter operator to be awarded theCustomer
Service Facility (CSF) status
in South Asia for
repair, servicing and overhaul of various models of Bell helicopters.
Board your helicopter from Katra on
the foothills and the flight will drop you just a stone's throw away
from the shrine of Mata
Vaishno Devi for a
visit to the sacred shrine of the deity in the picturesque Trikuta
Hills.Our chopper takes you to this awesome wilderness, a
place so holy and
sacred, full of
mystery and adventure. Rising high above the Trikuta
sprawling forest, your pilgrimage will get off to an auspicious start.
Deccan Aviation provides you a comfortable journey and darshan
of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which
would otherwise be a tedious walk that would take anywhere between four
to eight hours.
Day of Operation & Timing
The flights operate DAILY
Flight Timings - helicopter services operate from 8 am to
6 pm between Katra and Sanjichhat heliports every 15 minutes.
The flight from Katra to Vaishno Devi (or vice-versa) takes around seven
We use a Bell 206 helicopter which can carry six
During the lean season (January-mid March) we operate one five-seater
helicopter daily. Up to 5 passengers can thus be accommodated in one
flight depending on the type of helicopter. During
the peak season we operate two five-seater helicopters.
Katra-Sanjichhat or Sanjichhat-Katra (one-way helicopter flight): Adult:
Rs.1,350/- per person. Children
between 2-12 years: 675.00. Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra
(return helicopter flight): Rs.2,700/- per person. The
pilgrim on production of the return boarding pass gets Gate # 3 pass at
the Sanjichhat helipad. Children between 2-12 years: 1,350.00
up to 2 years can fly free.
Reservation, Terms & Condition
Tickets (Passenger Travel Document) can be purchased across the counter
at the Katra Helipad subject to availability. Reservations can be made
well in advance from any of our offices, or Designated Ticketing Agents
appointed by us in some cities; the contact numbers are given below.
Payments for the same should be made in advance either through Cash or
Demand Draft in favour of Deccan Aviation Ltd.
suggest a gap of at least four hours between arrival and departure from
the shrine in order to avail of a comfortable darshan.
Return flights booked by customers get Gate 3 passes on submission of
boarding pass at the Sanjichhat Helipad.
Baggage allowed per person is limited to five kgs per passenger.
Children between 2-12 years are charged at Rs. 675.00 one-way and Rs.
1350.00 two-ways. Infants are carried free of cost. However, proof of
age to be shown for children up to 12 years.
Some Advice & Suggestions
Gate # 3 pass is entitled only to return journey passenger and the same
could be obtained at Sanjichhat helipad.
The Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi Shrine at Bhavan is two km from Sanjichhat helipad and
connected by a paved foot route only. On an average, pilgrims may need
approximately one hour to proceed to Bhavan another hour to complete
their darshan to the sanctum sanctorum and a third hour to return to
Sanjichat. Hence because of the three-hour turn round, customers must be
advised to plan return flights accordingly. Return flights may not be
possible on the same day when
the flight from Katra to Sanjichhat is undertaken in the afternoon.
DAL shall make every attempt to accommodate requests for Palkies and
ponies from Sanjichhat to Bhavan and back, the cost of which shall be
directly defrayed by the passenger. However DAL reserves the right of
not holding responsibility for inability to provide these facilities for
any reason whatsoever.
For booking of a Palki, DAL has to pay a booking advance of Rs.2, 360/-
per Palki, while the balance is to be paid by the passenger directly to
the Palki owner. In the event of cancellation of the ticket, DAL shall
not be liable to refund the Palki advance amount.
Can refer to URL & if available online you can book online
Can find below URL for Vaishnodevi Katra Hotel.