The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Vaishno is positioned just off NH 144, placing you less than 15 minutes from the start of the trek to Vaishno Devi in the Trikuta Mountains. You’ll also be near Katra town, the shrine of Shiv Khori and Jammu. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service on a sharing basis to Banganga or the helipad in Katra once during your stay. After the long journey to the shrine, come back to the hotel for dinner at one of three on-site restaurants, and then indulge in a massage at our Revive Ayurvedic Spa.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Join other travellers in the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the helipad or Banganga as you make your way to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. You can also use our free Internet to find your own path to Banganga, the starting point for a trip to the temple. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Relax as you take in peaceful views from one of our guest rooms or suites. You can order room service for a quiet dinner or simply enjoy the complimentary cookies and bottled water replenished in your room each day. Standard room amenities include:
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Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day at The Maple, our restaurant that serves a complimentary breakfast each morning. For lunch and dinner, you can return to The Maple for Kashmiri specials and international favourites or try one of our other two on-site restaurants. Snack on a sandwich at Trikuta Tea Lounge as you admire the nearby mountain peaks, or plan a special dinner in the hotel’s gazebo.
Things to Do in Katra
Whether you’re in the area for a pilgrimage or for a tour of the beautiful temples and scenery, you’ll enjoy exploring this lovely corner of Jammu and Kashmir. While you’re here, visit these local attractions:
Jammu City – Positioned on the Tawi River about 35 kilometres from the hotel, Jammu City is home to more than a dozen temples as well as the Raghunath Bazar, where you can find everything from designer sunglasses to handcrafted jewellery.
Katra Town – The trek to Vaishno Devi begins at Katra Town, just an eight-minute drive along NH 144. You can visit local shops and grab a meal at one of the nearby restaurants before hiring a horse or a helicopter for the journey ahead.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi – Considered one of the holiest pilgrimages in India, the trip to Vaishno Devi is an unforgettable experience. After making the 12-kilometre ascent into the Trikuta Mountains to the shrine, you can continue the journey to nearby Bhairo Baba Temple.
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Groups & Meetings
Host a seminar or a family celebration at the Country Inn & Suites, which offers two conference halls for up to 250 guests. Planning a grand affair? Our well-manicured Lawn Amphitheatre can host 1,000 people. We can also provide catering and audiovisual equipment to make your event a success.
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|This hotel is a proud recipient of the 2015 Traveller's Choice Award|