Five Amazing Things to do in Katra- Part 2

Are you planning a trip to Katra? Here's our pick of the best things to do in Katra.

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Katra is a charming town in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that is home to the Vaishno Devi Temple, India’s second most visited pilgrimage site. It is the starting point for religious pilgrims from all over the country who come to see Mata Mahalakshmi at the Vaishno Devi Temple. Katra is not only for religious pilgrimages but also for different recreational activities in the surrounding area.

If you visit during the summer, cool down in the crystal clear waters of Karua Jheel or take a horseback ride to Shivkhori in the hills. Try whitewater rafting or mountain biking for thrills, and admire the magnificent splendour of the Himalayas from Katra’s undulating slopes for nature lovers. In any case, there is something for every visitor to Katra. Keep reading to know more about the Amazing Things to do in Katra.

White Water Rafting

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Picture Source: maxpixel

White water rafting on the Chenab River in Katra can satisfy your need for excitement. It is an activity in which both beginners and experts may participate. The Chenab River’s 15-kilometre white water rafting segment is one of the best in India. Pay attention to the advice given initially. Before entering the water, ensure that you have suitable rafting equipment, an experienced instructor, and well-constructed rafts. Don’t pass up the chance to go white-water rafting in the fog of the mountains.


Sometimes you have to stop and throw in a line. Picture Source: tourmyindia

Angling is catching fish with an angle or with the help of a fishing rod and bait. Angling is a popular pastime among locals and visitors that visit Katra, and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir is considered an angler’s paradise. With a series of melted glaciers running into streams teeming with trout fish, the rivers of Katra provide fishermen with an ideal setting for this sport. Although there is no time limit for angling, the Department of Fisheries must monitor the fishing for the ecological balance.

Take a horseback ride

When you are on horseback, nothing else matters. Picture Source: Shutterstock

A horseback ride can also be a good option for experiencing the grandeur of the Katra. Exploring the Himalayan Mountains on horseback allows you to take in the breathtaking scenery. If you want to visit the ‘Devi’ at the Holy Bhawan on horseback, you will begin at Banganga, the base, and end at the Temple. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery while riding the horse around the undulating uphill paths. You can even ride a horse to nearby sights such as Shivkhori. A professional guide will follow you and ensure your safety on those routes.

Mountain Biking

A bad day on the mountain bike always beats a good day in the office. Picture Source: rawpixel

Riding across mountainous slopes and boulder-strewn trails, this activity is only suitable for the more daring. If you enjoy mountain biking, you will enjoy riding on the various natural paths of the Himalayan range. This activity involves a lot of stamina and endurance and is only for daredevils who are physically fit. Although biking on Katra’s mountain roads is difficult, it is well worth the effort since you may enjoy beautiful scenery, a nice breeze, and a lot of excitement.

Enjoy a Picnic at Jhajjar Kotli 

Breataking scenery of jhajjar Kotli Picnic spot.Picture Source: jhajjer kotli

Jhajjar Kotli is a popular picnic site on the banks of the Jhajjar River. The picturesque pebbled banks and the clear crystalline water draw the crowd. Jhajjar Kotli provides travellers with a spot to relax and unwind after performing various pilgrimages in Katra. Spend a day picnicking with your family and friends, breathing fresh air and relaxing amid peaceful surroundings. During the hot summer months, when Katra is at its busiest, many tourists visit Jhajjar Kotli to refresh after their journey.

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