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Events / Festivals in Katra

Baisakhi Festival: It is one of the famous festivals, celebrated on the 13th of April, every year. This festival is one of the famous Sikh festivals and is celebrated by both local devotees as well as foreigners with great enthusiasm. This famous festival is dedicated to the start of the cropping season in Northern India. It is one of the famous and popular festivals in Katra.

Lohri festival: It is another one of the famous festivals of Katra which is celebrated on the 13th of January. This festival is dedicated to welcome the beginning of spring season and to the end of the winter season. During the festival, local people also celebrate the taking of the winter crop. The Lohri festival symbolizes the fruitfulness of the earth. Generally, people celebrate this festival during the night and groups of people gather round bonfires. They celebrate this festival by throwing sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames and generally they also worship the fire.

Accommodation in Katra

Katra is one of the small towns located in the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Due to the famous sacred shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, a large number of devotees come here. Katra has a number of hotels which provide great facilities to its guest such as exotic cuisines, fully air conditioned rooms and magnificent looking lobbies that attract many of the travelers here. Here, one can get mid-range hotels as well as budget hotels.

Summer Season in Katra

The beautiful town of Katra witnesses sub tropical climate all over the year but the best time to visit Katra is from March to November. Summer season in the city are quite warm and hot. Summer season in the town of Katra expands through the months of May, June and July. The temperature of the region rises to a maximum of forty degrees (40°C).

Monsoon Season in Katra

Rainfall in the region is quite rare and occurs during the month of August and ends in the month of September. Usually during the monsoon season, the region witnesses high humidity.

Winter Season in Katra

Winter season in the town of Katra is usually during the month of October, November, December, January and February. People travelling to Katra must carry woollen clothes.

Katra Weather

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