Located 42 Km from the City of Jammu, in the district of Reasi bordered by Udhampur, is the town of Katra. Seeping through this town is a profound fragrance of Spirituality and its fervor gets augmented with the scenic beauty. Among multitude of significant shrines, Katra is blessed with the Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi which is located at 5300 feet. A Night Trek to the Vaishno Devi shrine, Water R...
Located 42 Km from the City of Jammu, in the district of Reasi bordered by Udhampur, is the town of Katra. Seeping through this town is a profound fragrance of Spirituality and its fervor gets augmented with the scenic beauty. Among multitude of significant shrines, Katra is blessed with the Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi which is located at 5300 feet. A Night Trek to the Vaishno Devi shrine, Water Rafting at Chenab through lush green mountain bends, Picnic at the Jhajjar Kotli or a little time spent at the Karua Lake can make your Holiday in Katra an unforgettable one.
What is the best Time to Visit Katra?
Katra Holidays are best if taken during the Autumn (Sep-Oct), Winter(Nov-Feb) and Spring(Feb-Apr). The autumn and spring temperatures are best suited for touring the town, while Winter is favored by the adventure enthusiasts. Summer is pretty hot and humid. Monsoon sees heavy downpours. Winter-Spring is the peak season here.
What is the Ideal Duration for Katra Trip?
Take a day’s trip to Katra to cover the major shrines and attractions which we reveal in this article. There are temples, Lakes and Scenic mountain views to make your day extremely fulfilling and engaging. Take two days in Katra to picnic, adventure or to simply relax.
How much does it cost to Holiday in Katra?
Standard Katra Holiday Package would cost you approximately 3K INR per day per adult basis. However, this does not include flight, transport and any special service requirements.
What are the Top Attractions in Katra?
Top Katra Attractions are:-
Temples: Vaishno Devi, Bhairo Baba, Shiv KHori, Baba Dhansar, Ranbireshwar
Nature: Karua Lake, Jhajjar Kotli, Baag-e-Bahu garden
Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary with its incredible Flora and fauna.
Adventure: White Water Rafting in Chenub, Night Trek to Vaishno Devi
Shopping Pashmina and dry fruits
What are the top items in Katra Cuisine?
Katra is mainly a Spiritual Place with its origins in ancient Hindu Culture. The main delicacies are vegetarian. Your list of Things to do in Katra would remain incomplete if you do not indulge in the dhaba-style Katra Specials – kashaloo Chaat, kaladi Kulcha, Rajma Chawal, Paranthas, Baingan Bharta and more.
What is the best way to get around in Katra?
For Pilgrimage purpose to Vaishno Devi - electric Vehicles and Helicopter services are there in addition to pony ride and palanquin ride. There is a ropeway which connects Vaishno Devi with Bhairo Baba Temple. Auto-Rickshaw or Cycle-Rickshaws are good options for shorter distances, while Bus/Matador for longer distances. Private Taxi/Cab options are always there.
What is the best way to reach Katra?
Jammu airport is the nearest airport for Katra Excursion. From there one can avail cabs easily. Jammu Tawi Railway station is the nearest. Bus services are available to and from various nearby cities – like Manali, Ludhiana, Delhi, Srinagar, etc. Cab services from railway station and airport are easily accessible.
Is Katra safe for women and Kids ?
As peace of the Kashmir valley is being taken care of, Jammu is one of the most happening and calm places to visit. By avoiding forest or any secluded area without guidance, keeping kids attended at all time, following general instructions and being careful during adventures would help.
How to get a visa to Katra ?
Standard Indian Visa formalities applied for Tourists visiting India is applicable here too. Keep your ID, Passport, Visa and Onward Tickets handy and safe. Katra Tour Packages, if taken, would guide you on essentials.
Duration : 1 to 3 days 4 to 7 days 8 to 11 days 12 to 15 days
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