Located at the foothills of Trikuta range, Katra is the gateway to Vaishno Devi sepulcher, the most prominent temple in India. Katra is a purchasers’ heaven. It is a great place to purchase garments ornamented with Kashmiri embroidery. Main Bazaar is the best area to buy relics, dry nuts, etc. Carpets, shawls, silks, brassware, Cashmere shawls, Cashmere carpets, copperware, Pashmina stoles, wooden furniture, etc. can be purchased in Katra. If you are a sports fan, then you can buy good feature cricket bats and baseball bats. Shawls and Sari contributed to Vaishno Devi by followers can be bought from souvenir workshops run by Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The greatest time to tour Katra is within the months of March to October. During this period the weather in Katra remains pleasant. December to March is also a good time to visit if you like snow and do not mind the winter chill. There are several accommodation options in Katra. There are numbers of different restaurants in the central Katra market. On the walk to Bhawan - you have several choices for eating snacks and holding cold and warm drinks. At some points run by the trust, you can have excellent lunch of rice and rajma. Most of the budget hotels in Katra are located near the Main Market on Jammu Road. Mid-range accommodation is available on Kashmir Road and Ban Ganga Road. Apart from hotels in Katra, it also has lodges and a few guest houses too. You can book the hotels in Katra with EasyMyJourney.

Some of the best Katra hotels that will surely keep you enticed are :