Mata Vaishno Devi temple is located in Jammu and Kashmir state of India. To reach here,first you have to reach Jammu Tawi railway station.Then from here take a train or bus to Katra (from where the trek or chhdai begins). Katra is 50KM from Jammu Tawi and will take 1.30-2:00 hours. After reaching Katra ,first thing to do is take a yatra parchi from the office near bus stand. You can also book it online . Without the parchi you cannot pass the check post . After that rest in your hotel and start your hike next day from early morning.It is 12KM hike to main temple from katra. Options you can choose to go:
1) Hike on your own
2)You can take Ponies,Palkis and Pithoos (these are good for old and ill persons who cannot go by walk)
3)Helicopter services are also available from Katra to Sanji chat ( 2KM from main temple).This is only for elder people.You have to prebook the ride.
Check the image for distance and points between Katra and Vaishno Devi temple.