Flying at Mata Vaishnodevi since 2014, Himalayan Heli has operated it’s passenger-friendly shuttle services at Vaishnodevi shrine for over 5 years. To book your heli-tickets, visit: www.maavaishnodevi.org
• Opening Date: Open all year round
• Yatra Period: January-December
• Heli-Services Operational During: 365 days a year
Katra ➝ Sanjichat ➝ Katra
Katra ➝ Sanjichat ➝ Katra
Katra ➝ Sanjichat
Sanjichat ➝ Katra
Online booking of tickets on the official website of SMVDSB can be done maximum 60 days, and minimum 04 days in advance from the desired date of journey.
The online booking opens exactly 60 days in advance at 10 AM everyday.
For advance booking of tickets, please visit: www.maavaishnodevi.org
Current booking of tickets (only on date of travel) are available on the ticket counter of SMVDSB, Niharika Bhawan, Katra. Please refer location on google maps mention below for exact location.
One way current tickets for the sector Sanjichat – Katra are available at our counter near Bhawan.
Same Day Return passengers must report back at Sanjichat in the cut off time of 3 hours after landing at Sanjichat Helipad.
Reach at your reporting time. Reporting time is not to be confused with boarding time. After reporting at the helipad, boarding shall be done up to 1 hour after reporting at the helipad
On landing at Sanjichat, same day return passengers must show their return boarding pass/return tickets to Shrine Board staff to obtain priority darshan slips.
Same day return passengers must complete darshan and report back at Sanjichat in the cut-off time of 3 hours after landing at Sanjichat helipad.
Bhawan is at a distance of 2.5 kms from Sanjichat helipad. It is a 30 to 40 minutes walk. Palkies, ponies and porter facilities are available at Sanjichat.
It will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete your darshan.
30 to 40 minutes walk.
Reporting time for your return flight will be issued at katra helipad. Passengers have to report as per the reporting time allowted to them. Reporting time is not to be confused with boarding time. After reporting at the helipad, boarding shall be done up to 1 hour after reporting at the helipad.
4 minute flight.
• Passengers have to mandatorily follow the government prescribed measures in regards to COVID-19.
• Covid negative report is required to enter Jammu & Kashmir and is compulsory for visiting Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.
• Passengers will be provided PPE gowns and masks by our crew before boarding their respective flights.
• Passengers should ensure social distancing with other pilgrims at the time of darshan.
• Wearing a mask is compulsory to board the helicopter and must be worn at all times.
• Post-flight our helicopters are sanitized and fumigated for the safe flying of our passengers.
Please refer to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board instructions
Please visit: www.maavaishnodevi.org
CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, 1972
The carriage is subject to Himalayan Heli Services regulations relating to the conditions of Non-International Carriage (Passenger and Baggage) framed in accordance with The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 and Notification regarding application of the carriage which is non-international. The liability of the company for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injury suffered by passenger or by his registered baggage during the course of carriage by air will be governed by the provisions of sections 4,5,6 and the rules contained in the second Schedule of Carriage by Air Act 1972 with certain exceptions, adaptations, modifications, etc as notified in the Govt. of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification and as amended from time to time. Maximum liability of the carrier for each passenger shall be INR 20,00,000.00 if the passenger is 12 years or more of age and INR 10,00,000.00 if the passenger is below 12 years of age on the date of the accident.
NO AERIAL PHOTOPGRAPHY
Aerial Photography from Helicopter is illegal and punishable by law and photography at the helipad is strictly prohibited.
Passengers in groups may not be carried together in the same helicopter as a matter of regrouping based on weight of the passengers due to load limitations of the helicopter. In such cases groups/family will be split across two or three flights, such a decision will be binding.
INCASE OF OVERLOADING
If at any stage it is found that the helicopter is overloaded, HHSPL will have the right to decide which passengers or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.
INCASE OF BAD WEATHER / TECHNICAL SNAG
Chances of flight cancellation due to bad weather are common during monsoon, where bad weather or technical snags beyond our control has resulted in your flight being cancelled or delayed, Himalayan Heli Services will not be liable in any way for the cancelled or delayed flight. However full refund will be given for cancelled flight. No accommodation or meals shall be offered in the event of cancellation of a flight.
HAND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Passengers may carry only one piece of luggage weighing no more than 5 kilograms, any additional piece of baggage will not be allowed.
LOSS OF BAGGAGE
HHSPL is not liable for any loss or damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers or baggage. Receipt without complaint of registered baggage on the termination of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition.
RIGHT TO CANCEL UNSAFE PASSSNGERS
HHSPL reserves the right to cancel passengers who are A. Unruly or Abusive B. Intoxicated C. Sick / Mentally unbalanced or anyone whom we deem unsafe to fly. Service shall be denied and full refund will be issued to such passengers.
Expectant mothers may travel up to and including the 27 weeks of their pregnancy and will be accepted between 28 to 35 weeks if they are in possession of a doctor’s certificate stating that they are fit to fly. Expectant mother above their 36 weeks will not be allowed to fly on the helicopter flights.
Infant below 2 years/10kg are carried free of charge in case of dispute age proof certificate shall prevail.
Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosive, flammable liquids, solids, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances and brief cases with installed alarm devices. To know more, Click Here
Disputes as to legality, interpretation, application or performance of service or any of its terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Delhi Jurisdiction.
SMVDSB approved cancellation rules shall apply. Please visit www.maavaishnodevi.org for more details
PILGRIMS BEWARE OF FAKE TICKETS
NOTE: There are NO AGENTS authorized by Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board or Himalayan Heli Services for the booking of heli-tickets. Any such claims made by any entity/individual is an act of Fraud.
It has come to our notice via many complaints from pilgrims, that some unscrupulous elements are selling fraudulent / fake Heli-tickets for Katra-Sanjichat-Katra, i.e. Vaishnodevi shrine sector, in the name of Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board & Himalayan Heli Services, through their Websites/Travel Portals/Travel Agencies.
Taking a serious note of the false, frivolous and unlawful Heli bookings, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has taken up the matter with Crime Branch and Cyber Branch of J&K Police.
Pilgrims are hereby cautioned to beware of fake websites leading to transactions over phone or any deceptive portal, for booking of Heli tickets. Please kindly book online tickets only through Shrine Board's website www.maavaishnodevi.org.
Team Himalayan Heli