Just about 48 kilometers from Jammu lies Katra. This town marks the starting point for the journey up to the Vaishnodevi temple that is nearly 13.5 kilometers up on the Trikuta Mountain. Hotels in Katra mainly cater to the Indian and International devotees who come to visit the Vaishno cave temples. General tourists can also find comfortable accommodations in Katra with all the modern facilities.
Apart from the Vaishodevi temple Katra also have other religious shrines that tourists visit. Some of pilgrimage spots in Katra are Dera Baba Banda, Shivkhori, Jahan Kosha, Aghar Jitto and so on. Baba Dhansar is famous for its waterfalls and the fair that is organized on the day of Shivratri every year.
In Katra, shopping is another popular activity tourists indulge in. Shops sell shawls, woolen clothes, carpets, local made handicraft items, accessories, leather garments, dry fruits and others at cheap rates. Haggling is permitted.
Hotels in Katra also contain gift shops from where you can buy memorabilia or souvenirs. They also organize pilgrimage tours to the religious places in Katra. Combined hotel and tour packages are also available in many hotels in Katra.
Accommodations are easily available in the numerous Katra hotels, such as Hotel Sunrise, Hotel Natraj, Hotel Asia Shripati, Hotel Kings, Hotel Durga Palace and so on.
Corporate facilities are also available for people coming for business. The facilities include
Food provided in the hotels in Katra is delectable and hygienic. Cuisine options range from Indian, Chinese and Continental and so on. Although mostly vegetarian, you will still find non vegetarian food in many hotel restaurants. People who love drinks can head to the lounge bars in the hotels in Katra.
Some of the popular hotels in Katra such as Country Inn and Suites, Hotel Surya Palace and others have fitness facilities and massage center for complete rejuvenation of your body. Asia Vaishno Devi also has a swimming pool along with a health club. Medical on call, Parking, Safe keeping facility, laundry service and others are also available in the hotels.
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