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Places to Visit in Katra

Gateway to the second most important temple in India, Vaishno Devi, Katra is blessed with undulating slopes, from where the vistas around, of the Himalayan ranges is spectacular. Apart from being celebrated majorly as a pilgrimage destination, there are many interesting, historical, religious and attractive places to see in Katra. For instance, take the case of the Bhairavnath Temple. This quaint cave temple is dedicated to the great saint Bhairav, who according to mythology was beheaded by Goddess Vaishno, and the place where his head fell, the Bhairavnath Temple was built there. Another famous spot here is the Ardh Kuwari Cave, which is another interesting site that came into being with the magical powers of the goddess herself. Today, it serves as a stopover for the pilgrims on their journey to the Vaishno Devi Bhavan, and is one of the most stunning places to see in Katra. Another interesting site here is the Shiv Khori, which is a natural cave temple with a self made lingam. Katra is not just limited to such iconic religious sites, but is also a shopper’s paradise. One can buy dry fruits, carpets, leather goods, and other such curios from the main market here. Apart from all this, there are some stunning places to visit in Katra which can be the muse for an avid photographer, or an ideal spot for restoring the energies lost in the usual humdrums of life. To get a detailed list of places to see in Katra, slide down this page, and voila!

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Vaishno Devi Mandir
Katra, Jammu & Kashmir 182301, India
City
God Lovers , Experience Seekers , Nirvana Seekers
    5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • One of the holiest and most revered pilgrim centres in the country, Vaishno Devi Mandir in Katra is the second most...
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Ardh Kuwari Cave
Trikuta Parvat, Reasi District, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182301, India
Temple
God Lovers , Experience Seekers , Nirvana Seekers
    5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Ardh Kuwari Cave lies about mid way to the main Vaishno Devi shrine. While hiding from a malicious sage, Ma Vaishno found...
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Bhairavnath Temple
Trikuta parvat, Reasi District, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182301, India
Temple
God Lovers , Experience Seekers , Nirvana Seekers
    5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Another important shrine near the Vaishno Devi temple, is the Bhairavnath Temple, a cave temple dedicated to a saint by that...
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Shiv Khori
Ransoo village, Reasi district, Sangar, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir 182301, India
Temple
God Lovers , Experience Seekers , Nirvana Seekers , Nature Lovers
    5:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Summer)
    6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Winter)
  • One of the many temples in the Reasi district, Shiv Khori in Katra is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is actually a...
Karau Village, Reasi District, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182301, India
Temple
God Lovers , Experience Seekers , Nature Lovers , Photo Fanatics
    5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Set in a beautiful location, right by a pond, the holy shrine of Baba Dhansar attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. Baba...
On The Bank Of Chenab River, Reasi District, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, 182301, India
Gurudwara
God Lovers , Experience Seekers
    5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • A very old Gurdwara (more than 300 years old) located in the Reasi district of Katra, Dera Baba Banda is dedicated to Baba...
Banganga, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
Places To Visit
God Lovers
  • Located just after the police check post and Yatra Parchi Check Post, Banganga river is said to be associated with the...
Himkoti, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
Places To Visit
Photo Fanatics
  • Falling on the way to the main Vaishno Devi shrine. The sights from Himkoti are beautiful view of the entire valley. It is...
Temple
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  • The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popular as Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is devoted to Lord...
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