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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top attractions in Katra?

Anupriya Bedi DEC 10 2012
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The quiet and serene Katra is famously associated with the Maa Vaishno Devi Shrine. However there are other places of attractions too which you would surely like to explore. Seek some divine intervention and also enjoy the scenic landscape at the following names:

  • Vaishno Devi Temple
    Visit the magical and scenic Mata Vaishno Devi cave-shrine, after a 14 kms steep, hilly trek from Katra, while enthusiastically chanting Jai Mata Di with other pilgrims. Pay your respects to Maa Vaishno Devi, a reincarnation of Goddess Shakti, and soak yourself in all its legend and culture. There are three Pindis at the temple representing three Goddesses- namely Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali. Picturesque surroundings and the verdant, green surroundings keep company to tourists and pilgrims on their journey to the temple. The best time to visit this shrine is during the months of March to October even the temple is open for devotees all throughout the year.

  • Shiv Khori
    Explore the religious significance of this popular pilgrimage site located around Katra. Pay your respects to the 4 feet naturally forming beautiful Shiva Linga which symbolizes Lord Shiva. It is a beautiful sight in itself as you will love to watch the milky limestone water flowing from stalactites and stalagmites. If you happen to visit the shrine during Shivratri, make sure you are a part of the grand fair that is organized during the same time.

  • Baba Dhansar
    Set amidst a sweeping landscape, Baba Dhansar is a popular picnic spot which you will surely love visiting. You will find yourself surrounded with lush greenery and gushing waterfalls at this place. Enjoy, relax and soak in all the natural beauty that is spread across you.

  • Dera Baba Banda
    Pay a visit to this famous Hindu-Sikh pilgrimage site which is approx 30 kms from Katra. The place was built by Baba Banda Bairagi and it is said that this is the place where he breathed his last.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and discover all this and more all by yourself! One can take amritsar to jammu cab directly for visiting Maa Vaishno Devi Darbar.

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