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Vaishno Devi, Katra

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Obviously, it's hard to walk and do darshan of Shree Mata Vaishnodevi after 16 km's. Prefer to start walking in the evening and do darshan in night only.  more »
  • Pilgrims come to this place from throughout India,Nearest railway station is Katra,where numbers of trains has been extended from jammu to Katra. For Vaishno devi there is treaking of about 13 Km.Hors...  more »
  • We heard all sort of things and suggestions before we started out trek, but not many of them were totally reliable. Therefore I thought let me put my own account of things. I started the trek with my ...  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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