When it comes to pilgrim in India, Goddess Vaishno-Devi‘s Temple is considered as one of the most spiritual, popular and frequently visited pilgrim centre. Located at a geographically challenged region which is surrounded by steep mountains accompanied by freezing climate and dense snow in winter; Vaishno Devi temple is a must visit. People say wishes and prayers with true devotion offered to the goddess are always fulfilled.
Katra is located in Jammu & Kashmir, the most beautiful and naturally scenic state of India. Pilgrims from all over the world come every year to pay their homage and offer prayers at the holy temple. Cheers of Jai Mata di and devotional songs are all around the valley during the pilgrimage. People of all ages, races, religions & castes participate. Special privileges are provided by government for pilgrim seekers.
Tourist attractions in & around Katra
Katra can be reached by flight, train and bus services from all around the country. Delhi is the nearby metro city. Apart from Vaishno Devi temple, there are lot of places to visit. Kashmir itself is a hot spot for tourism. Nearby states of Himachal Pradesh & Punjab are culturally rich and seek attention of tourists.
Tourist accommodation at Katra
Accommodation is not a problem at all in the holy town. There are lots of hotels in Katra. There are facilities and privileges for all class of people. There are high class executive as well as basic hotels here. Private, government owned & funded, Trusts, social organizations, NGO’s etc. together provide a great package of service and comfort for all the devotees in the mountains.
Katra hotels are situated in and around the entire city. The city is not that big but comprises of all kind of essential facilities and privileges. Apart from hotels in Katra, there are household accommodations as well, where local inhabitants rent out their apartments for people coming from all around the country.
Best time to visit
Devotees visit Katra mostly in winter, mostly in the month of October & November. However throughout the year crowd is observed. As the place is geographically challenged so it’s better to do advance planning of trips and bookings of hotels in Katra, especially if trip is planned in peak season.