Katra is about 31 miles away from Jammu, this small town in Jammu and Kashmir serves as a jumping-off point for one of the world's great pilgrimages – Vaishno Devi. According to Indian spiritual legend, those who visit the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi will be granted any righteous wish they make. This place is filled with devotees throughout the year, the devotees hike roughly eight miles to the shrine, which is located at 5,300 feet. To the site visitors are also transported by scenic helicopter flights that draw more than five million people annually.
... Katra has a thriving tourism industry, which offers plenty of hotels, guest houses, restaurants, dhabas, fast-food joints that fit all kinds of budgets. The pilgrims have to register at Katra before starting the trek to reach Vaishno Devi. By registering the pilgrims get accident insurance up to 100,000 INR. There is another trek Baba Bhaironnath of 2.5 km from the Vaishno Devi temple. Electric Vehicles and helicopter services are available for pilgrims.
There are many places for sightseeing in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir which are Main Bhawan, Darshani Darwaza, Banganga, Charanpaduka, Himkoti, Sanjichhat, Jhajjar Kotli, Baba Dhansar, Dera Baba Banda, Aghar Jitto, Bawey Wali Mata, Shiv Khori Cave, and Mantalai.
Q. What Katra is famous for?
Ans. Katra is famous for one of the world's great pilgrimages – Katra is famous for one of the world's great pilgrimages – Vaishno Devi.
Q. What are the nearby places to visit from Katra?
Ans. Sanjichhat, Jhajjar Kotli, Baba Dhansar, Dera Baba Banda, Aghar Jitto, Bawey Wali Mata, Shiv Khori Cave, Mantalai, Main Bhawan, Darshani Darwaza, Banganga Temple, Charanpaduka, and Himkoti.
Q. How to Reach Katra In Kashmir