Vaishno Devi, Katra

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A holy shrine bringing millions of Hindus and Sikhs together each year, Vaishno Devi sits at a height of 1,585 m (5,200 ft). As you enter the temple cave, notice that no statues and idols decorate the interior, contrary to the majority of Indian religious sites. Instead, the pilgrimage itself counts as the divine reward to both the devotees and eager tourists. Many elderly visitors choose to discover this site by a helicopter tour, offered by several area operators. Work out when and for how long to visit Vaishno Devi and other Katra attractions using our handy Katra trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This place has changed a lot since i visited almost after a very long time. Well the thought of getting darshan of Vaishno Mata make a person so happy and filled with joy that any adverse moment will ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Shrine board are big looters. The donation they are receiving and the money they have right now, they can make marbel road from Jammu to Mata rani darbaar. But still the stairs, roads are broken. We g...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    With the grace of Mata, I try to visit this place every year. One needs to be have blessings of God to visit this place. If you are a spiritual soul, you are bound to receive a different type of posit...  more »

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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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