Katra - Katra Vaishno Devi

Katra Travel Guide

In fact India has been a globally renowned country for pilgrimages and devotee places where people of different religions come to pay homage to their god. No doubt, every corner of this amazing country is a home to a number of temples and attractions. Katra, the gateway of Vaishno Devi temple, make the sentence complete of having a pilgrimage country.

Katra, located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir very close to Udhampur is one of the most beautiful hill stations from where the journey to globally renowned Mata Vaishno Devi is started. In the real way, the entire valley of Katra is full of attractions and wonders that keep travelers and devotees mesmerized for a long time and persuade them to stay for some more time. Talking about the tourist attractions in and around Katra, then they are in a long list like :

Vaishno Devi Shrine Katra Vaishno Devi Shrine Katra : It is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages named as Vaishno Devi Shrine. The place is normal by a large number of followers to seek the permission of Mother Goddess who is inherent in in the cave.

Jahan Kosha Katra Jahan Kosha Katra : It is just a few km further than Katra that is a massive canon which is about 17.5ft long was built by Janardhan Karmakar, a 17th century craftsman from Dhaka.

Shivkhori Katra Shivkhori Katra : The place is only a few kilometer from town that is a Holy Cave in the shape of the Damroo of Lord Shiva about half a kilometre long and has a 4feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam right in the heart of the Sanctom Sanctorum.

Aghar Jitto Katra  Aghar Jitto Katra : It is the Shrine of Baba Jitto that is a devotee of Maa Vaishno Devi situated at a distance of 5km from the town.

In addition to the aforementioned places and attractions, there are also a number of places of attraction like Dera Baba Banda Katra, Baba Dhansar Katra, Bawey Wali Mata Katra and the list goes on.

Katra is also a one stop solution to accommodate during your tour to Mata Vaishno Devi temple. There are a number of hotels and guest houses to accommodate here. Apart from this, the vibrant market place of the town truly keeps travelers mesmerized for a long time. The town is also known for a  number of restaurants and Dhabas to enjoy pure vegetarian food. book now