Stay Close to Vaishno Devi and Katra’s Top Attractions
A combination of modern amenities and a convenient location near the Jammu-Katra Highway makes the Country Inn & Suites a top choice for travellers. Guests also appreciate the hotel’s proximity to religious destinations like Vaishno Devi and the temples in Jammu City. For those looking for things to do outdoors, the surrounding Himalayan Mountains offer a multitude of walking and hiking trails that wind through dense forests and lush foliage. Katra Town is also just minutes away and provides a variety of restaurants and shops.
Cities and Towns
Jammu City (39 km) Home to the Bagh-e-Bahu, Amar Mahal Museum, Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunathji Temple and Mansar Lake, Jammu is commonly referred to as the “City of Temples.”
Katra Town (7 km) After visiting the Mata Vaishno Shrine, you can immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to Katra’s shops and restaurants.
Religious Sites and Temples
Mata Vaishno Devi (13 km) Situated atop Trikuta Mountain at an elevation of 5,200 feet, this holy cave is one of the most revered destinations near Katra. Each visitor’s devotion is tested along the 12-kilometre ascent
Ranbireshwar Temple(32.2 km) The largest Shiva temple in North India, the Ranbireshwar Temple is a top attraction for Jammu City visitors.
Shiv Khori (78 km) The site of an annual festival during Shivratri, this 1,000-metre cave is widely regarded as second only to the Mata Vaishno Devi in religious importance. The cave features a naturally formed Shiva-lingam (Lord Shiva) that is over one metre in height.
Srinagar (268 km) The city of Srinagar boasts an aquatic network consisting of Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Rent one of the wooden boats (shikaras), stroll through the terraced hillsides of the 400-year-old Mughal Gardens, or shop for indigenous crafts like handwoven silks and embroidered shawls.
Bahu Fort (40.1 km) Considered the oldest fort in Jammu City, Bahu Fort dates back 3,000 years and includes the beautiful Bagh-e-Bahu garden, the Bahu temple and panoramic views of the city.
Patnitop (80 km) This picturesque mountain resort provides some of the most scenic views of the surrounding area, featuring a circuit of religious destinations like Gourikund and Sudhmahadev along with popular attractions that include Nathatop, Mantalai and Sanasar.
Katra Vaishno Devi transportation options include: