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. Before you head to Katra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Katra trip planning site , to make sure you see all that Katra has to offer, including Vaishno Devi.
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  • Visited Vaishno Devi with family and a friend's family. Very nice weather and less crowded, which we never It was a little cold but manageable.  more »
  • My review is not of the temple but the road to it. Its really a very bad experience to walk on the way to the temple till the point they separate the horse road from the new electric cart road. The go...  more »
  • Jai mata di! The trust definitely improving this place day by day. In comparison to our previous visit 10 years back, the walk way has become more comfortable. There are many support systems for peopl...  more »

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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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