Katra is the very famous town which is located in the one of the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir. This beautiful state is very popular for tourism as every year millions of tourist visit this paradise on Earth. Kashmir has so many religious places to see and explore that act like a magnet for tourist. Jammu and Kashmir is also home to the popular pilgrimages centers.
Vaishno Devi is one of them. It is the second most visited pilgrimage centers in India after Tirupati Balaji in Andhra Pradesh. Vaishno Devi temple is visited by millions of devotees every year to seek the blessing from Goddess Vaishno and to pay their respect to her. The temple is located in the small town of Katra which is located on the foothills of the Trikuta Mountain in Reasi.
While visiting the temple tourists can enjoy the beautiful natural destinations of Kashmir. The cool, crisp mountain air and the beautiful, pleasant climate of the land attract many more tourists from all over the world. In the temple, there is not statue of Goddess, only three rocks are there that are believed to be sacred and people worship these rocks.
According to the mythology, Lord Rama asked Vaishno Devi to meditate in this cave till Kaliyuga when he can accept Mata Vaishno as his wife. Therefore Mata came here. The temple is one of the most revered and holiest places in India. Katra is located about 42 km from Jammu city and it can be easily reached by all the transportation facilities by road, by train and by air also. Helipad facility is also available in Katra.
There are several accommodation options in Katra. One can get number of places to stay including all ranges of hotels .Tourists visiting Katra mostly prefer hotels near Vaishno Devi temple and the region has number of hotels and lodges that provides all the services to their customers.