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Things to do: historic sites, outdoors
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. From this small, low-Himalayan town, visitors can easily access the holy site, where 5 million people come each year to worship in the hopes that the Hindu goddess will grant their wishes. Katra's tourism sector includes a number of restaurants and shops catering to visitors, plus the regional vegetarian cuisine at the main market. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Katra and add them to your vacation plans using our India trip builder.
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Where to stay in Katra

Due to the wide range of travelers that come to Katra for tourism and religious pilgrimage, the town has a number of hotels and guesthouses to fit every budget. Though Katra is a small town, the majority of the local commerce comes from tourism, and it does its best to cater to visitors from all walks of life. Katra is even known to provide free accommodations to the poor who are traveling here for spiritual purposes.
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