In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess or Durga. The words "maa" and "mata" are commonly used in India for "mother", and thus are often used in connection with Vaishno Devi. The words "mandir" and "mandira" are commonly used in India for "Hindu temple", and so these words are also often used in connection with Vaishno Devi. Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Shalimar Bagh is a beautiful garden located on the way to BanGanga. Its a beautiful place to go out with family and relax in the nature's lap. Childrens can have fun while playing and checking out wide range of trees and plants.


Aghar Jitto is named after Baba Jitto the legendary farmer who laid his life to fight oppression by landlords. He was a great devotee of Ma Vaishno and a temple is built here dedicated to him. A three day Aghar Jitto festival is the prime attraction of this place. There’s also spring water that flows in front of the shrine. It is believed that water of this spring is holy. If a pre-natal woman takes a dip here then no harm can be done to the baby. A path from here goes to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine cave.


The temple is approximately six kilometers from Katra en route Shiv Khori Temple. It is believed to be more than 200 years old having all 9 faces (pindis) and footmarks of Maa Vaishno Devi which is why it is called as the Nau (9) Devi Mandir.


Baba Dhansar is known for the temple of Lord Shiva that falls on the way to Salal Dam. The distance of the temple from the main road is around 1 km. The main attraction of Baba Dhansar is a naturally formed Shivling. Droplets of water can be seen falling on this Lingam all the year round. Baba Dhansar, it is believed saved the villagers of Karua from a demon with the help of Devadidev Mahadev. There is an annual mela organized here during the Shivaratris.


Shiv Khori is also known as “Home of Gods” is famous for the cave shrine of Lord Shiva. It is situated in the Reasi district of the J&K. The road from Jammu to Shiv Khori passes through some very scenic places consisting of lakes and waterfalls. The cave is a natural wonder. Shaped like the “Damroo” of Mahadev it is wide at both ends while congested at the centre. The cave is 1kilometer in length. The width of the cave is different at different places. At some point it is so narrow that a person can even barely crawl there. At some other place there is width of more than 100 meters.


Patnitop or Patni Top is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India on National Highway 1A 112 km (70 mi) from Jammu on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. Situated on a plateau in the Shiwalik belt of the Himalayas, Patnitop sits at an altitude of 2,024 m (6,640 ft). The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location. The name 'Patnitop' is a distortion of the original name of the place, "Patan Da Talab" meaning "Pond of the Princess".