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Katra Vaishno Devi, Vaishno Devi Overview

Katra is a small town in the foothills of Trikuta Mountains which is famous as the base camp for visiting the shrine of Vaishno Devi. Located in the Uddhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, the prime attraction of Katra is Vaishno Devi Temple. This is why it is also referred to as Katra Vaishno Devi.

Growing as a tourist attraction, people now have access to helicopters and eco friendly vehicles. Katra is worth visiting, even if you are not on a pilgrimage, because attractions like the Banganga, the Chenab river, and a large amount of peaks around offer great places for mountain climbing and family outings.

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Food At Katra

At Katra, one can find themselves indulging in lip smacking and popular items from across cuisines. One can enjoy local Kashmiri, Indian, Continental. Some of the staple favorites of the area, especially at local dhabas and eateries are Rajma Rice, Chole Bhature, Poori Aaloo etc.

One can find fine dining experiences, restaurants, dhabas, local stalls and eateries at Katra as well as along the way to Shiv Khori. Manoranjan Dhaba, Sagar Ratna, Punjab Haveli, Pooja Vaishno Dhaba are some of the popular places to eat in the town.

How to reach Katra

  • Air: Closest airport to Katra is in Jammu. From here you will easily be able to get road transport.

  • Rail: The Katra railway station of the northern railways provides service for the town.

  • Road: One can find direct buses as well as cabs to Katra from Jammu.

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