The virtuous cave of Vaishno Devi is situated at an altitude of about 5,200 feet in the Trikuta hills, also called Katra in Jammu and Kashmir in the Himalayan ranges. At Vaishno Devi temple, there are three forms of Adishakti named Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi, and Mahakali. This well-known temple dedicated to Goddess Vaishno Devi attracts tens of thousands of devotees from all over the world. It is said that the holy cave of Vaishno Devi was discovered by a Hindu priest, Pandit Sridhar. The Vaishno Devi temple was built 700 years ago by the Brahmin priest Pandit Sridhar. Vaishno Devi gave him and blessed him with four sons. Even today, the descendants of Pandit Shridhar worship here. According to tradition, the holy journey of Vaishno Devi is not complete without visiting the Bhairon temple. When travellers visit Bhairon Temple, only then will the holy journey of Maa Vaishno Devi from Bhairav Temple be completed.
To reach Vaishno Devi Ka Darbar, which is basically known as Bhavan, one must climb approximately 13 km from Base Camp Katra. It is not necessary to climb on foot to reach the temple of Vaishno Devi. You can also take a ride on a horse, mule, pithu, or palanquin, which are easily available to go from Katra to Bhawan.
You can also take the ropeway facility from Vaishno Devi Temple to Bhairav Ghati, which has newely started, which helps you to save your 3 hour trek journey in just 5 minutes and helps you to explore Kashmir more in a limited time frame. The Shrine Board has authorised and controlled all the processes of online travel registration slips, worship bookings, online battery car booking and Vaishno Devi which are now extremely popular among devotees and give tourists a beautiful ride to the temple amidst the clouds. The services start at the foothills of Katra and end at Sanjichhat. You can get all bookings including hotel booking, transport facilities and battery car booking.
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What is the best time to visit Vaishno Devi Temple?
Vaishno Devi Temple is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit Maa Vaishno Devi Temple is between March and October. Other than that, it depends on your experience. Devotees also like to plan their pilgrimage and travel during the holy times of Navratras. Because during Navratras, the Navratri Festival Dham Dhoom is celebrated here. The greenery here steals your heart in the spring and autumn and the venue looks like a snow angel.
Top Places to visit near Vaishno Devi Temple
Banganga, Charan Paduka, Indraprashtha, Garbhajun, Bhairavnath Temple, Himkoti, Ardhkuwari, Sanasar Lake, Patnitop, Shivkhori
How to reach Vaishno Devi?
By Air – The nearest airport is Jammu Airport, which is about 50 km from Katra and is well connected to and from most Indian Airports.
By Train – The nearest railway station is Katra Raliway Station which is also well connected with the major city of India.
By Road – You will travel to your destination in a Private Cab / Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Buses / Private Volvo Buses.
A Brief Summary of your Trip:
Route : Jammu- Katra – Vaishno Devi – Katra – Jammu
Duration : 03 Days 02 Nights
Start Point : Jammu
End Point : Jammu
Our representative will pick you up at the Jammu Airport, Railway Station, or Bus Station and drive you 50 km to Katra, where you may relax at your reserved accommodation before visiting the local market in the evening. Overnight stay in Hotel.
This is the day when you ideally start off your trip. First visit the Darshani Darwaaza, from where the long trek or an alternate way to perform darshan by air, battery car, palkis, or ponies begins officially from Katra base camp, known as Banganga. Thereon, you will cross Ardhkuwari, which is a turning point for many devotees, and finally you will have reached the Bhawan. If time permits, visit Bhairo Temple; or else, your trip will remain incomplete & you will return back to Katra by air transport from Sanjichhat, battery car, or by foot in the evening and spend the night at Katra.
Check out of the hotel after breakfast, then drive to Jammu to be dropped off at the airport, train station, or bus stop for your next destination.