Vaishno-Devi is located at an altitude of 5200ft, in the Trikuta Mountain of Jammu. The climatic conditions vary but overall the weather is cool at all times. During summer the weather is cool with most number of devotees visiting the area. Monsoon season brings lush greenery and winter brings the snow covered peaks.
The summer months especially from May to July are most popular among devotees. The maximum temperature recorded is 30° Celsius and the minimum of 15° Celsius. Visitors are advised to carry light woollens during this time as even during the peak summer season the nights are quite cool.
The winter season is from November to January. During this time the area records a maximum temperature of 13° Celsius and a minimum temperature of minus 2° Celsius. The area receives snowfall during the months of December and January and so visitor are advised to carry heavy woollens.
Vaishno Devi experiences monsoon season from July to September. During this time the area experiences regular showers recording about 107cm of rainfall.
The best season to visit Vaishno Devi is during the summer and the place receives most number of visitors during this time. But for those visitors who want to avoid the crowds that come in during summer, the months from September to February can also be an option to visit Vaishno Devi.