Vaishno Devi is a famous pilgrimage and coupled with picturesque views surrounding it, the area has become a popular destination for vacationers or trekkers too. Close to the holy shrine, there are many hotels in Vaishno Devi, and based on the prices, facilities, there is something to suit every individual’s pocket.
The White Hotels and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson are luxury properties that actually lie in Katra, a small town in Jammu Kashmir. The temple is very easily accessible from the hotels and often pick and drop or helicopter facilities are available. Rooms here are lavishly furnished and come with amenities like coffee makers, hair dryers, and bath tubs along with other modern requirements. These also have swimming pools, game room, restaurants, gym, spa, salon for recreation. Prices are around Rs. 4000 or above.
Properties like KC Residency, Ambica Stella Plaza, Hotel Asia Vaishno Devi are slightly lesser priced than the luxury options. Their prices start from about Rs. 3000 to Rs. 3600 or more. These are also efficiently equipped with essential facilities and some rooms may come with balconies too. in house restaurants usually serve a wide array of vegetarian options but some like Ambica Stella Plaza specialize in Chinese cuisine too.
Hotel Mount View, Kashmir Residency Hotel Subash International and Hotel Asia Shripati are mid range or value for money hotels in Vaishno Devi. Nightly rates are around Rs. 2000 or more. And budget hotels nearest to the shrine are Hotel Shree Maa Palace, Dubey Guest House, Hotel Ishan, Hotel Maa Saraswati and Hotel Bhawani International to name a few. The average rates per night are around Rs. 1500 or can be less than Rs. 1000 too.
Most properties offer the usual services like room service, laundry, complimentary breakfast, free parking, free internet, travel assistance, luggage storage, safe deposit boxes and area shuttle. Some may also have business centers or conference rooms for corporate guests. If you are looking to host a party or special occasion with family and friends, there are hotels which are equipped with banquets and kitty party halls.
There may be gardens, lawns or playgrounds for children inside the premise of some hotels. Cable TV, air conditioning, phone, newspaper are common amenities in a room. But depending on the category of the hotel and type of room you choose, there may be a separate sitting area, a stylish bathroom fitted with toiletries, shower or bathtubs, even iron and ironing board.
Though most hotels don’t allow pets or service animals, there are a few like Anurag Hotel, which will welcome them. Some hotels such as Hotel Asia Vaishno Devi also have special facilities and wheelchairs for elderly or physically challenged tourists. Both Katra and the immediate area around Vaishno Devi is tourist friendly, so hotels are close to eateries like Madhuban, Sagar Ratna and others. If you want to pack something while hitting the road, they can help you with that too.
The above insights are based on the general information provided by various hotels. Before booking hotels in Vaishno Devi, please confirm personally regarding facilities, services, room features, special provisions like baby sitting or help for the disabled, travel assistance, food and any other concern you may have in mind.