Vaishno Devi is a major shrine and an important place of pilgrimage for the people following the Hindu worship of the female Goddess. Even the Hindus who worship other deities wish to pay obeisance at this shrine once in their lifetime. At the same time, travel to Vaishno Devi and the facilities like helicopter rides which take you to the main shrine have enhanced the popularity of this temple. This is the reason that more and more people come here every year. At the same time, the climb to the main shrine begins at Katra due to which there is a major influx of travelers visiting katra on their way to Vaishno Devi and it is quite easy to find many tour packages suiting different budgets and requirements.