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Katra town serves as the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the famous shrine of Vaishnodevi in the Trikuta hills. Every year, nearly 4 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to Vaishnodeviji. Katra is 50 kms from Jammu . It can be approached by a road that passes through a stretch of beautiful valley.

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Katra Tourist Attractions
Vaishno Devi Shrine

Trikuta hill is the base camp for the Vaishno Devi shrine. Katra is 48 km from Jammu . Considered to be one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage in North India , the cave is the abode of the Mother Goddess, who is worshipped here in the forms of Maha Kali, Maha Saraswati, and Maha Lakshmi. As the Goddess welcomes her devotees every day, the number of pilgrims in this hindu pilgrimage keeps on swelling year after year. Vaishno Devi is not merely a hindu pilgrimage; it is a site of spiritual cleansing and resuscitation for the heart that truly seeks the divine.

Jahan Kosha

Jahan Kosha, huge cannon, is about 1 km of Katra.  It was built in the early 17th century by craftsman Janardan Karmakar of Dhaka . Kadam Sarif is a beautiful mosque near Jahan Kosha said to contain a replica of the footprint of Hazrat Mohammad, the prophet. The canon is 17.5 ft long and weighs 16,880 lb., with a girth of 5 feet at the touch hole end. The diameter of the touch hole is one and a half inches, and that of the orifice is 6 inches.

 
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