Katra, located on the foot hills of the small town of Trikuta Mountains, at an altitude of about 2500 feet above sea level, is the base camp for the Yatra to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata VaishnodeviJi. The Shrine Vaishno Devi has been a beacon of faith and fulfillment to millions of devotees. The holy Shrine Vaishno Devi is the manifestation of the three goddesses, the creative Saraswati, the persevering Lakshmi and the destructive Kali.
The Yatri can climb the hill by foot along a 13 km path from Katra. Katra being the last point where no transport can be reached other then the Helicopter to Vaishno devi temple. The Helicopter to Vaishno Devi temple takes the Yatris right till the Sanjichhat, which is 2 -3 kms from the shrine. Vaishno Devi packages helps every year around 7 to 8 million pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi and stay in Hotels Katra. The old and sick yatris who wants to visit the Holy Shrine Vaishno Devi can approach palkiwalas or ponywalas who are registered with the shrine board of Vaishno Devi. Ideally it is best if old pilgrims, women, children take Helicopter to Vaishno Devi. The best time to visit Vaishno Devi is after the peak period that is from February through October. The Vaishno Devi Tours katra town plays a perfect host to the people who visits every year from around the world, the Budget Hotels in Katra town remains vibrant throughout the day and night with Katra STD code and ISD telephone booths . This tiny town is decked with number of eating restaurants and hotels Katra, small shops and provides very good hotel katra jammu accommodation facilities with Katra STD code and ISD telephone makes the holy yatra to Vaishno Devi tours hassle free.
The fogy climatic conditions and the scenic beauty of the mysterious mountains and numerous religious sites and warm hospitality of the place make it the perfect base camp for the devotees.
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