Katra, popularly known as Katra Vaishno Devi, is a religious town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir which is among the most visited holy destinations of northern India. The gateway to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi, and located on the mouth of the Trikuta Mountains, this small town receives a great number of religious tourists each year, from all parts of the globe for the Shrine.
Karta is all about the magical and picturesque Mata Vaishno Devi cave-shrine, some 14 kms off the town, which is reached only through a hill trek. Pilgrims chanting "Jai Mata Di" is a sight to savour while trekking along the path to reach the shrine. On the way to the temples, vast stretches of scenic surroundings dotted with lush green landscape greet the pilgrims.
Besides the Shrine, tourists in Katra also get the prospects of getting refreshed and rejuvenated in the tranquil backdrop of natural beauty and calmness. Some other places of worth visiting here include Bhairavnath Temple, Ardh Kuwari Cave, Dera Baba Banda, Baba Dhansar, Shiv Khori and Bhairon Baba Temple. Amid scenic beauty and modern facilities of hotels and restaurant, Karta offers religious essence to make your calm and blissful at the same time!