Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is located at a height of 5300ft on the holy Trikuta Hills. This holy cave shrine is one of the most popular shrines of the country and the mother of all pilgrimages.
The journey to the shrine starts from the town of Katra, which is about 48km from Jammu. The shrine is dedicated to goddess Vaishno Devi. The shrine is inside a 100ft long cave with a narrow opening.
It is an ancient shrine whose reference is found in the Vedas and other ancient scriptures. Previously the Shrine had only one natural entry cave, but now for the convenience of the pilgrims, two more exit caves have been constructed.
You either walk up the 13km stretch that leads to the shrine from Katra or you can hire mules/ palkis/ Helicopter.