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Location: Located 61 km North of Jammu
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

Kol Kandoli TemplePilgrimage Centres Around Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Shri Raghu-Nath Temple - Jammu
Darshani Darwaza
Banganga Temple & Bridge
Duja Darshan - Devamayi
Charan Paduka Temple
Shali Gram
Adi Kumari
Agar Baba Jitoo
Hathi-Matha Ascent
Bus Stand Katra
Sanji Chhat
Shri Raghu-Nath Temple - Katra
Holy Mother's Temple & Cave
Bhumika Temple

Things to remember
  • Take official receipts for all payments made to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board as well as private vendors. Official rate lists for all services are available. Demand to see them when making payments.
  • Avail of the services of only registered people be it pithu, pony or the dandiwalla and keep his token for the period he is engaged.
  • Contact the announcement counters of Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board at Katra, Banganga, Adhkawari and Darbar for locating missing persons.
  • Use only the donation boxes provided at various places by Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board. In case of donations at the donation counters of the Board at Katra (Central Office/ Vishram Ghar), Adhkawari, Sanjichhat and various points at the Bhawan obtain a formal receipt.
  • Avoid overstraining on the climb and prefer the track over the stairs and stick to either of the paths.
  • Luggage and belongings should not be deposited with unauthorised persons or left unguarded at the bathing ghats.
  • Qualified doctors are available at the Primary Health Centre, Katra, Adhkawari and Bhawan - Open round the clock. The Evening Clinic, Katra Bus Stand - Open 2 pm to 8 pm.
  • Clothing - Light woollens required at night during the summer months. Heavy woollens required during the remaining part of the year.
  • Note: Donations to the Shrine are exempt from Income Tax under the Income Tax Act. Do contact the Central Office of the Shrine Board located at Katra, or the SDM or Tehsildar in Room Nno. 8,, Kalika Bhawan, Durbar or write at the following address for any kind of suggestions/complaints: The Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board Katra, J&K, India.

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