Katra

Katrakatra,%is a beautiful little town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The town of Katra is popularly known as Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the sacred abode of Vaishno Devi. It is one of the Jammu and Kashmir popular tourist spots and is visited by thousands of people.

The small city of Katra is situated in the foot of the Trikuta Mountains in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. On this Trikuta Mountains is situated the holy temple of Vaishno Devi.Katra is located in the district of Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. It is distance of forty-two kilometers from the city of JammuThe small city of Katra, provides an excellent base camp for the journey to Vaishno Devi, one of the most famous pilgrimage spot in the country of India. Except the rainy season, the blessed place of Mata Vaishno Devi is flooded by the pilgrims all over the world. The sacred journey to Vaishno Devi starts from Katra in Udhampur.As Katra is the base camp for a large number of pilgrims, the place can be said to have a flourishing tourism industry. The town of Katra presents a long list of accommodation options like hotels and guesthouses. Katra also offers a large number of food hang out of varying price range like restaurants, fast-food centers and dhabas.

The pilgrims are from different sections of the society but they are all equally devoted while on their voyage to offer prayers to the Goddess Vaishno Devi. Katra, the base camp for the passage to reach Vaishno Devi, has made arrangements to provide free accommodation to the poor devotees. Some of the towns enlisted trusts offer accommodation free of cost to the underprivileged people in the form of Sarai.