Best Time to Visit Vaishno Devi

Best Time to Visit Vaishno Devi

What is the best time to visit Vaishno Devi?

Vaishno Devi is open throughout the year and you can visit the temple at any time of the year. But the best time to visit Vaishno Devi is from October to November. This is the time when the weather is pleasant and cool. Temperatures are 30 degrees during the day and 10 degrees Celsius during the night. This is also the festival time when Navratri is celebrated in Vaishno Devi.

November to February is winter, and you should visit Vaishno Devi only if you are physically fit.

From March to June also, you can make a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi. This is summertime, but due to the high altitude, the days are cool.

Vaishno Devi – the Holiest Shakti Peeth in India

The temple of Vaishno Devi is considered to be the holiest temple in India. The main deity of Vaishno Devi is Goddess Durga. She has many names such as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi, Ambe and others.

According to Hindu scriptures, the skull of Sati fell here. There are many other stories from Hindu mythology that are connected to this shrine.

The temple of Vaishno Devi is on top of a mountain called Trikuta. Pilgrims can walk on foot, ride a pony, or palkhi and reach the temple. They can also go by ropeway or helicopter to the temple.

It is a tradition among tourists to walk the 14 km long mountain path to reach the temple. There are many other shrines on the road like Bhairavnath Temple, Shivkhori, and Ardh Kunwari Cave.

Should you visit Vaishno Devi in the winter season?

In November and December, Vaishno Devi Temple is covered in snow. It is not a good time for elderly people and children to visit the temple. The cave remains open even in winter, and you can see it if you are fit and can endure the cold.

Honeymoon couples visit the temple in the winter season. The 12 km trek from Katra to the temple can be arduous, but it can also be an exciting adventure. The days are cold and nights can be freezing. Snowfall is there in December and January. The last week of December is good for your visit.

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