Height: Perched at 5,200 feet on lower Himalayan Ranges
Famous As: Most Divine Shrines of Hindus
Best Time To Visit: All The Year Round
Faith has moved mountains. From a cave shrine tucked away deep in the the Trikuta Mountains of Kashmir to a bustling religuous centre, the call of Mata Vaishno Devi has drawn and converted many a non-believer. Those who come as tourists leave as staunch followers singing her praises. This is the ultimate refuge of the helpless. The one place that answers your prayers. Where all dilemas are resolved. So come with faith - that's all that is asked of you.
Location: The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a beautiful recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas. It is located 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the cave there are images of three deities viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.
Season: The shrine is visited all through the year, but the path is difficult during the winters when the route is often blocked by snow-fall.
Tourist Offices :
Manager, Dharmasth Trust Durbar, Vaishno Devi, Ph: 23.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Office Vir Marg, Jammu-180001, India Ph: +91-0191-544527/548172
Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Office, 25 North Wing, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai-5, Ph: +91-22-2189040/2186172 .