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Good place to visit

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Gaurav dhingra
8th Oct 17

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1Say Jai Mata Di at Mata Vaishno Devi
Say Jai Mata Di at Mata Vaishno Devi

Temple | Shrine | Religious | Mountain
HolidayIQ Reviewer Sahil Gupta adds, “I had recently visited the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, it is situated in the city of Jammu and Kashmir - Katra. It is very famous and among the devotees who believe in Maa Vaishno. Apart from this, it is also a very beautiful place to visit. ” 

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2Jammu and Kashmir: Make this your base camp for your Vaishno Devi trip
Jammu and Kashmir: Make this your base camp for your Vaishno Devi trip

Nestled in the Trikuta Mountains of the Kashmiri Himalayas, Katra small town and the gateway to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi

HolidayIQ Traveller Hithi says, “During the peak season, you can indulge in activities like mule riding. It is a great experience.” Peeyush adds, "Katra is a great place with full of natural beauty. Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi."

Closest Airport: Jammu Airport is also known as Satwari Airport which is located just about 48 kilometers away.

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3Jammu and Kashmir - For that otherworldly experience
Jammu and Kashmir - For that otherworldly experience

Nestled in the Trikuta Mountains of the Kashmiri Himalayas, Katra small town and the gateway to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi

HolidayIQ Traveller Hithi says, “During the peak season, you can indulge in activities like mule riding. It is a great experience.” Peeyush adds, "Katra is a great place with full of natural beauty. Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi."

Closest Airport: Jammu Airport is also known as Satwari Airport which is located just about 48 kilometres away.

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Reviews (220)

Tanushree kaul pandit

Tanushree kaul pandit4.3/5

2 reviews

Very good

Very good. Had good time and Darshan at Bhawan. It was a nice trip to Bhawan except hotel stay. It was very disappointing much below the expectations. Such type of hotel's will effect your good will adversely. My suggestion is that you should delete this hotel from your list of hotels for booking.

Pradeepta

Pradeepta4.3/5

6 reviews

Katra visit

Katra is very nice holy place. It is so good visit - I would like to visit again and again. Food is not so good, too much spicy. But scenery is so good. Hotels need to improve. Sight seeing in Jammu is too good. There is a waterfall which is stiff and nice. Multiple good temples including 9 Durga temple.

Recommended Duration in Katra

Number of days to spend in Katra as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

33.3%

3 days

55.6%

4 days

11.1%

Katra Overview

History of Katra

Katra, a small town in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, is the gateway to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi. Nestled in the lap of the Trikuta Mountains, the town of Katra is approximately 42 km from Jammu and is a major stop-over destination for tourists visiting the temple of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Katra is also the place where travellers have to register before commencing their journey to the shrine at the top of the mountains.

People and Culture of Katra

Registration at Katra gives the travellers an insurance cover of INR 1 lakh for the 13.5 km journey to the shrine. The town, situated at a height of approximately 750 metres, has plenty of accommodation options for the pilgrims. Free accommodation is also available at Katra which are provided registered trusts in the area. The pilgrims visiting the shrine of Vaishno Devi has risen from 1.4 million to 8.2 million in two decades, and that has only added more number of shops to the buzzing market of Katra. Shops here sell everything from handicraft to junk jewellery, small souvenir items, dry fruits, jackets and offerings for the temple.

Things To Do in Katra

Having a small population of approximately seven and a half thousand, the place is forever buzzing with shopkeepers selling various items and pony rides and auto rickshaws attracting pilgrims at the top of their voice. Earlier, a trek or a pony ride was the only option of reaching the shrine from Katra, but of late, environment friendly autos and helicopter rides have been introduced to make the journey of pilgrims easier.

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