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      Pilgrims used to stay in the houses of local people as paying guest with the land lords which develops a feeling of oneness and  create mutual love and affection between them.  And also it has been said that the locals were hosting the devotees from far and wide free of cost with the best of their hospitality once upon a time. Here, the Pundit (Purohit) is meets all the requirements of the pilgrims now.  That is the reason, why these pundits used wait in the bus stand to receive the pilgrims to take to his home as and when the people arrive for the Yatra . There use to be night  Keertan of  Mataji continuously but would only undertake the day journey. Thus the pilgrims used to rest for about two days. The pundit used to take care of the enroute journey requirements such as food, water and shelter. After visiting various places, pilgrims reach the Mataji ka Mandir saying "Jay mata di" "Jaya mata di" thus the hills  echos.  The day when pilgrims reach the top of the hill, and have a Darshan  of the shrine of Goddess, that day is the day of rest for the pilgrims and the night is spent in discussions related to the Goddess and singing Keertans of Goddess. 

      Bhavan is there for accommodation and there are  32 shelter sheds altogether under the shrine authority. Shree Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board looks maintains this establishment. There are a variety of provision made by them for the  visitors and devotees. Free staying, rented houses and the like accommodation are available there. But advance booking is required for availing this opportunity. for booking any one can contact over telephone to the concerned person in this following

Telephone number : +91-991-32025.

     Besides there are many hotels guest houses Sarai (inn) and paying guest accommodation are available in the location.

     The range of room rent varies from Rs.300-3000 per night in the 4*, 3* and ordinary  hotels.

Staying In Jammu:

     If you are not satisfied and feeling comfortable with all the above plan, no matter, come back to Jammu by bus and taxi after the Darshan.  Accommodation is never a problem here. Jammu and Kashmir is called the Ground Heaven of India and it used to be the center of attraction for the people visiting India. And this place is also liked by the every Indian who have a craze for traveling and site seeing. Its only after the cross boarder terrorism tourism has met with severe depression in the state. But there is nothing to be worried for your momentary lodging and boarding here. You can have the same hospitality like any where in India. Travel agents, barber, beauty service dry cleaning, laundry and many facilities are available with them too. Asia Jammu Tawi, Hari Nivas Palace, Jammu Ashoka, KC Residency, Cosmopolitan, Jewel, Premier, Tourist Reception Center, Picnic Tawi View and Shankar Guest House are some of the renowned local hotels with all modern facilities. Besides this one can also stay at Hotel Ambica, Kammu India Hotel and Hotel Vaishnodevi on the way to Jammu-Katra road.