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Tourist Information - Vaishno-Devi

Location

In the Trikuta Hills in the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. It is near the town of Katra in the Udhampur District of Jammu and Kashmir.

Climate

Summer - 15 °C - 30 °C OR 59 °F - 86 °F
Peak Summer Months - March to June
Winter - 2 °C - 13 °C OR 35 °F - 55 °F
Peak Winter Months - November to February
Monsoon - 107 cm from July to September

Best time to visit

Weather wise, great time to climb is from September - November and then from February - April.

Devotees throng the shrine during the Navratri festival (a period of 9 days in October/November).

Tourist offices

Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Office

Vir Marg, Jammu-180001, India
Phone : +91-0191-544527, +91-0191-548172

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board,
Katra (J&K)
Phone: +91-01991-232075, +91-01991-232367, +91-01991-232238, +91-01991-232029

Office of the Incharge, Sanjhichhat

Sanjhichhat
Phone : +91-01991- 282237

Office of the Incharge Adhkawari

Adhkawari
Phone : +91-01991-282207

Office of the Dy. Manager (Enquiry & Reservations),

Shakti Bhawan, Niharika Complex (Near Bus Stand), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra - 182301
Phone : +91-01991- 232887, +91-01991-232025, +91-01991-234053

Office of the Incharge, Banganga

Banganga
Phone : +91- 01991- 232031

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

Katra, J&K
Phone : +91-01991-232367, +91-01991-232238, +91-01991-232025, +91-01991-234053
Fax : +91-01991-232089, +91-01991-232769

Short description

Devotion and Faith draws devotees to this holy site

Faith and Religion are an integral part of the cultural fabric of India. Diverse religious faiths spread across the length and breadth of the country add to the mystic of India. In keeping with the Indian ethos and tradition a pilgrimage to one of the holy sites is a sacred endeavour.

One of the most visited and the holiest Hindu pilgrim sites in India is at Vaishno Devi. Dedicated to the Mother Goddess or Shakti, this shrine is located at an altitude of 5300 feet in the Trikuta Hills in the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. For the religious minded, a visit to the shrine is a deep sense of fulfilment and for others, the scenic beauty and splendour of the place astounds. So if visiting the holy shrine is on your mind, then read on to make your travel and stay smooth.

Trivia

The three heads or the pindies inside the holy shrine symbolize the three forms of Shakti or the Mother Goddess. Maha Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, beauty and prosperity, Maha Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, art and learning and Maha Kali, the destroyer of all evil.

Languages

Hindi, Koshru, Dogri, Urdu

 

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