Vaishno Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. Located in Katra at the Trikuta Mountains, this temple in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year and ranks among the most visited religious places in India. A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is regarded extremely sacred as the Mother Vaishno Devi Ji is known to fulfil the wishes of her children.
To reach Vaishno Devi Temple, devotees have to trek some 12.5 km through hilly routes which as Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave in the mountain. The Holy Cave in the folds of the three-peaked mountain Trikuta attracts a big number of devotees all through the year. As per an estimate, over 10 million visitors from all parts of the world annually visit the shrine and seek the blessing of Mother.
The Holy Cave of Vaishno Devi Temple is at an altitude of 5200 ft and it involves a trek from the base camp at Katra. Upon reaching the Holy Cave, devotees get to offer prayers, offerings and reverence at three rock formations (also called pindis) as there are no statues or idols inside the Cave. The Vaishno Devi Temple is among the most popular places in India and you should definitely visit it once in the lifetime.