Katra Jammu Taxi Service 1/5 by Tripoto
Shipra Dubey
- It’s a small town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is located on the foothills of Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. Katra is located 42 km from Jammu and is the base camp for pilgrimage visiting the shrine. Apart from that Katra has a huge market for a lot of spices and dry fruits. It has a thriving tourism industry that offers plenty of hotels, guest houses, restaurants, dhabas, fast-food joints that fit all kinds of budgets. We did not know that visiting on 25th December we would see the Christmas celebration in the city as well. After we had had lunch we saw a procession which was accompanied with music and dance. This was truly a new thing to encounter. An important point to note is the registration for visiting the shrine is also done in Katra itself.