Important Things to Note in Mata Vaishno Devi, Kashmir

Best time to visit

Although Mata Vaishno Devi is open throughout the year, pilgrims mainly visit from March to July when the weather is pleasant and set at a comfortable temperature range of 17 to 31 degrees Celsius.
The peak season, however, is the Navratras. Yatra during monsoon is avoided as the heavy rainfall makes the route slippery and dangerous. It is also not advisable to travel in winters because the weather can become unbearably harsh during that time.

Clothes to wear

In winters
If you are visiting Mata Vaishno Devi in winter, take the following clothes along:
  • Jacket
  • Sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Raincoat

    In summer

    If you are visiting Mata Vaishno Devi in summer, take the following clothes along:
  • Cotton Clothes
  • Sports Pants
  • Shirts and Tees
  • Light Tops and Pants

    Things to carry

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Walking stick
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella when traveling in Summer
  • Portable charger for remote areas
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer and Masks
  • Medicine like Metacin, Saridon. Vicks for cough and cold relief
  • Vacuum flask