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Kaul-Khandoli

     It is about 9 kms distance from Jammu, that this historically important place is situated. This is considered to be the commencement place of pilgrimage. During the days, when the journey use to begin on foot from Jammu, this place was considered to be the first and prime most important place of pilgrimage. People proceeding for Darshan may ask the driver of the bus to stop here for the Darshan of Goddess. It is told that Vaishnavdevi used to play games with the local young girls at this place. After playing the ball game, when the girls used to feel thirsty, goddess used to give them a empty container. When this container is waved in a dry place, the container used to be filled with water. The name of this place thus become Kaul- Khandoli.