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A small town located in foothills of Trikuta Mountains in Jammu and Kashmir, Katra is a popular pilgrimage for millions of Hindus. The town is in the vicinity of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, situated in the Trikuta Mountains. Every year pilgrims undertake a challenging 13.5 km long trek to reach the shrine. This speaks volumes about their devotion towards the Goddess. They believe that the Goddess will fulfill their wishes and consider the temple as one of the holiest of the Shakti Peethas (holy places representing cosmic energy).\r\n\r\nThough Vaishno Devi is the main attraction of the town, there are numerous places to explore. Bhairon Temple is an important pilgrimage site, and the temple has interesting legends related to it. Another auspicious temple is the Adhkunwari, 6 km from Katra. The cave is very narrow and can only accommodate one person at a time. Katra also has numerous places for sightseeing which provide picturesque views, such as Himkoti, Banganga, Baba Dhansar and many more. All of these are great places to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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  • Best time to visit katra Though Katra experiences sub-tropical climate throughout the year, March to November is the best time to visit...Read More
  • How to reach katra Katra does not have an airport and the nearest airport is in Jammu. It is a domestic airport and is well-conne...Read More
  • Transport In katra There is no dedicated local bus service in Katra. However, several intercity buses pass through the area, thro...Read More
  • People of katra Katra has a population of just 9,008 individuals, according to the census of 2011. The town has an average lit...Read More
  • Languages of katra Dogri and Hindi are the most common languages spoken by the people of Katra. As tourism is a major industry in...Read More
  • History of katra The history of Katra revolves around the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Geological studies date the cave to...Read More
  • Culture of katra Katra has a rich cultural heritage, being located close to the temple of Vaishno Devi. Navratri is the most im...Read More
  • Weather of katra The climate of Katra is sub-tropical. Summers (March to July) are hot and humid, with temperature often reachi...Read More
  • Map of katra Katra is a small town in Reasi district, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located in the foothi...Read More

Best Places to visit in katra

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Ranbireshwar Temple

Ranbireshwar Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Ranbireshwar Temple is a holy shrine dedicated to deity Shiva. It...
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Dhansar Temple

Dhansar Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Dhansar Temple has a history related to Lord Shiv Ji. Dhansar was...
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Jhajjar Kotli

Jhajjar Kotli

Landmark

Spend approx 3 hours

Jhajjar Kotli Complex is managed by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism...
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Sanasar Lake

Sanasar Lake

Water Bodies

Spend approx 3 hours

Sanasar is about 17 kilometers away from Patnitop. Because of its...
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Madhuban

Madhuban

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

This centrally located restaurant is a place where you can find m...
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Kens Food Planet

Kens Food Planet

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

The impending mountains pose numerous challenge to the thousands ...
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Prem Vaishno Dhaba

Prem Vaishno Dhaba

Dhaba

Cost for Two - INR 200

Prem Vaishno Dhaba in Katra is the best place to regain your lost...
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Saini Rajasthani Vaishno Dhaba

Saini Rajasthani Vaishno Dhaba

Dhaba

Cost for Two - INR 100

After an eventful day of sightseeing and shopping, when you need ...
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Night long Bhajan

Night long Bhajan

Entertainment

Cost for Two - No Cost

Listening to a Bhajan soothes your soul incredibly. When you are ...
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Hidden Gems Of Katra You Knew Nothing About!

Hidden Gems Of Katra You Knew Nothing About!

If you associate Katra with Vaishno Devi only, then you are in for a surprise with this list of hidden places in and around Katra.

20 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Best Things To Do In Katra

Best Things To Do In Katra

Your trip to Katra will be incomplete if you miss out on any of these 5 activities. So book your Katra hotel now & start exploring.

10 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
Why You Should Head Out To Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary Near Katra?

Why You Should Head Out To Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary Near Katra?

On your way to Katra take a detour and visit Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary - a paradise for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

06 Aug 2018  | 3- minute-read

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Holiday Packages In katra

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Places to stay in katra

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Popular Flights To katra

    • SXRSrinagar
      IXJJammu
    • Spicejet
      SG-6280
    • 08:45 09:30
      Non Stop
    • 00h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,014
    • IXCChandigarh
      IXJJammu
    • Indigo
      6E-372
    • 07:45 13:05
      1 Stop
    • 05h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.2,495
    • DELDelhi
      IXJJammu
    • Go Air
      G8-185
    • 14:00 15:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,628
    • GWLGwalior
      IXJJammu
    • Spicejet
      SG-3735
    • 08:45 10:50
      Non Stop
    • 02h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,949
    • PATPatna
      IXJJammu
    • Spicejet
      SG-8481
    • 18:10 10:10
      1 Stop
    • 16h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,996
    • LKOLucknow
      IXJJammu
    • Indigo
      6E-576
    • 07:20 09:25
      Non Stop
    • 02h 05m
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    • Rs.4,248
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