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Shopping in Vaishno Devi, Vaishno Devi Overview

Although most famous for its revered temple Vaishno Devi, this destination is an unlikely shopping destination as well. Shopping is mainly done by pilgrims, which includes Prasad, saris and shawls which are offered to the goddess. Gold and silver coins embossed with the images of the goddess are also sold here. Other goods that find a place here includes bangles, embroidered fabrics, saris and suits which are quite popular among women of all ages.

Vaishno has quite a few destinations and shopping areas within its bounds. The Katra Main Bazaar is the main shopping area here, and you can find everything that is native to Jammu here. You can find delicious dry fruits such as walnuts, almonds, berries and dried apples.

The Bhawan market of Katra offers traditional goods that are offered to the holy goddess in the temple. The Sanjhi Chhat market of Vaishno has a wide collection of traditional fabrics, shawls and Kashmiri motifs.

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Ardh Kuwari Market

The Ardh Kuwari Market of Vaishno is a must visit destination for all shopping lovers. Buzzing with activity, this marketplace has a lot to offer to every stratum of tourist. Ranging from warm and fuzzy blankets to colourful traditional fabrics, this marketplace is a shopaholic's paradise.

You can also buy embellishments such as brooches, bangles, hairpins and colourful motifs. Buy religious souvenirs, ethnic cane baskets, picnic and fruit baskets for near and dear ones. You can also try out the local cuisine at the various eateries here.

Tips For Visiting City Shopping

Carry cash as most shops in Vaishno do not accept cards.

How To Reach Shopping in Vaishno Devi

Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation has many buses plying to and fro from Vaishno and can be easily accessed.

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