The sacred destination of Katra
Modern city life is very hectic and stressful and most people need a respite from the fast pace and tension. Small towns like Katra are the ideal place to let your hair down and relax in the lap of nature. What's more the town of Katra is famously associated with the Vaishno Devi shrine which is one of the most sacred temples for Hindus in the north of India. Here apart from the Vaishno Devi shrine there are many other holy places as well where you can bow your head in devotion and feel your energies being rejuvenated. Apart from this as mentioned above, you can simply relax in the lap of nature and feel refreshed and energized.
Maa Vaishno Devi is considered to be the reincarnation of Shakti and this shrine dedicated to this Goddess is one of the Shakti peeths spread across India. It is a very important shrine for the people who worship the female goddess form of nature. Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to this shrine from across the country. All people who come for a pilgrimage to the shrine have to make a pit stop at Katra from where they can commence their journey by different modes to the main shrine.
The association of Katra with the holy shrine has ensured a good development of tourist accommodations in this small town. In spite of the small size of Katra you will be able to find many good hotels here. At the same time, the food that you will get here is mostly Indian, but is usually delicious and nutritious. There is some opportunity for shopping for Kashmiri handicrafts and woolen items as well in this town. However, if you intend to do some shopping here you need to bear in mind that most prices of items are negotiable and you have to really haggle to get a good bargain.