Nestled in the lap of the mighty Trikuta Mountains, the cave shrine of Trikuta Bhagvati, popularly known as Vaishnodevi, is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in India – and indeed the world. Located at an altitude of 5,200 feet above sea level, the shrine attracts devotees from different parts of the country and the world. The base town for starting the pilgrimage is Katra which is accessible by road from Jammu Town and by Train from Delhi and Jammu both. From Katra, it is a 13 Km trek to the shrine, known as Bhawan. Ponies and Carriers are also available for those who cannot make the trek on foot. Helicopter service is also available to reach the Bhawan. Inside the cave temple, Maa Vaishno Devi is present in the form of three Pindis which represent three Goddesses- Maa Saraswati, Maa Lakshmi and Maa Kali. It is believed that no prayers go unanswered and disheartened return happy from the shrine. According to the legend, Maa Vaishno Devi resided in the cave for a few days to hide from a demon, Bhairon whom she killed eventually. Maa Vaishno beheaded Bhairon and after he asked for forgiveness from Maa, Maa Vaishno blessed him and granted him a boon that no Darshan at her temple would be considered complete, if the pilgrims did not seek the blessings of Bhairon. This is why; Bhairon Temple is the next important stop after visiting the holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.