Stay Close to Vaishno Devi and Katra’s Top Attractions
The Country Inn & Suites, Vaishno creates a restful retreat by combining the comfort of modern amenities
with the convenience of a location near the Jammu-Katra Highway. Guests embarking on a holy pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi or the temples in Jammu City appreciate the benefit of the hotel’s proximity to these religious destinations. For those who prefer to get outside and commune with nature, the surrounding Himalayan Mountains offer a multitude of walking and hiking trails that wind through dense forests and lush foliage. If you’re visiting the area for leisure, Katra Town is just minutes from the hotel and features an eclectic collection of restaurants and shops for you to explore.
Don’t miss these nearby attractions:
- 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 Town’s shops and restaurants.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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) over a metre tall.
- Srinagar (268 km)
A modern waterworld, the city of Srinigar boasts an aquatic network consisting of Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Immerse yourself in local culture by renting one of the wooden boats (shikaras) for a daytime or twilight cruise. On land, stroll through the terraced hillsides of the 400-year-old Mughal Gardens, created by Emperor Jehangir for his wife, and shop for indigenous crafts like hand-woven silks and embroidered shawls.
Katra Vaishno Devi transportation options include:
- Banganga (7 km)
- Jammu Airport (45 km)
- Jammu Railway (40 km)