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Sightseeing and Things to do in Katra

Last Updated: 03 Feb 2010 3 Contributors

In Katra there is nothing much to see apart from the mighty Trikuta hills atop which is sited the Mata Vaishnodevi shrine. One can visit the numerous temples and shopping areas in the small and crowded town to pass time before climbing up the steep pathway to the shrine.

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Srinidhi Raghavendra on 10 Aug 2007

Several Yatri Niwas hostels managed by the shrine board and numerous private hotels offer clean and rudimentary accommodation. Prices range from Rs.350-850 per double room. Budget options includes sarais and dharamshalas run by the board and other charitable organisations which offer free accommodation.There are several private hotels which cater to the needs of travellers of all budgets and tastes. Room tariffs vary from Rs.150- 3,500 per night.

Things to do: Tours Nearby

Mantalai

OK Rated #2 out of 4 attractions in Katra

Located about 35 km away at an altitude of 6,500 ft, Mantai is surrounded by verdant deodar forests and is a scenic picnic spot. It is believed that Lord Shiva was married to Parvati in the temple her... More

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Shiv Khori

OK Rated #1 out of 4 attractions in Katra

About 70 km away there’s a 500-metre deep cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which enshrines a 4 ft tall naturally formed idol.

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Baba Dhansar

OK Rated #3 out of 4 attractions in Katra

Located about 15 km away Baba Dhansar has a Shiva Temple. But the major attraction of Dhansar is a gushing spring which emerges from the rocks, disappears into a thick grove of trees before re-emergin... More

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Things to do: Pilgrimage

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

OK Rated #1 out of 4 attractions in Katra

The shrine of Vaishno Devi is 13 km trek from Katra. The trek to the shrine starts at Banganga. Legend is that several millenniums ago, Vaishno Devi, a devotee of Lord Vishnu had taken a vow of celib... More

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