Gateway to Mata Vaishno devi, Katra is situated in the foothills of Trikuta mountains. Vaishno Devi one of the most sacred pilgrimages in India, Katra is on national highway 1C and is at around 42 Kms from Jammu. It is a base camp for all the pilgrims heading to Vaishno Devi which is 13 Km uphill from Katra. Taxi service Chandigarh to Katra can be availed any time on call or you can even book online as per your convenience. If you wish to stay in Hotel, Chandigarh taxi services would also arrange it for you at very affordable rates. Guided tours and customized packages all are available and you can choose as per your budget and requirement.
It is the first stop during the pilgrimage and most of the people take a dip in the holy river to start their journey. It is believed that Mata Vaishno Devi hit an arrow to start Ganga to quench the thirst of his disciple Lord Hanuman. Just adjacent to it is Charan Paduka Temple, wherein the Goddess stopped for a while to look behind how far is Bhairon from her.
Shaped in the form of forehead of an elephant, this mountain is being treaded by pilgrims on their way to the shrine. Sanjhi chhat-this place is a stopover for the pilgrims for tea or snacks
In and around Katra
Situated at around 2474 feet above the sea level, Katra town thrives mainly on the tourism industry. It is a shoppers’ paradise. Dry fruits, spices, nuts, garments, is all what you fond here at reasonable prices. A lot of good eateries are also present that serve you food without garlic or onion – the vaishnav food.
You will find Kashmiri textile in abundance over here. From the main bazaar you can buy souvenirs, dry fruits as gifts for self or your loved ones as memoirs. Kashmiri carpets, shawls, silk, brassware, Pashmina shawls, wooden antiques, furniture, copperware- you can shop all day long and surprisingly you would not get tired. Taxi service Chandigarh to Shimla is offered through extensive fleet of vehicles run by experienced drivers and regularly maintained and serviced vehicles.
If you are a sports enthusiasts, well you can even find good quality cricket bats and baseball bats made from Kashmiri wood.
Best time to visit Katra
Although Katra is open 365 days, but the best time is from March to October when it is neither to hot nor too cold. The weather remains pleasant, however you can get unprecedented rainfall given the terrain.
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