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ITC’s latest launch is a Welcomhotel in Katra, near Jammu

The 83-key Welcomhotel Katra will appeal to religious tourists, leisure travellers, and adventure seekers.

Who said you can’t have your pilgrimage and some pampering too? With ITC Hotels’ Welcomhotel opening in Katra, devotees on their way to the Mata Vaisho Devi shrine can now relax in comfort before starting the 12 kms trek to the temple above.

Image: Courtesy Welcomhotel Katra.

Only 45 kilometres away from the Jammu airport, Welcomhotel Katra is located in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains in Reasi district. Set in this idyllic destination with panoramic views of pine trees, the hotel is in prime position to welcome leisure travellers, adventure travel enthusiasts, as well as pilgrims.

Unwind: The 83 well-appointed guest rooms and suites command stunning views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re an art aficionado, you will enjoy the hand-painted miniatures by budding artists from the region that are displayed throughout the common areas.

Image: Courtesy Welcomhotel Katra.

Savour: Welcomhotel Katra offers a quintessential ITC Hotels culinary experience with signature dishes on offer. Their WelcomCafe with a view serves the international dishes as well as the regional vegetarian cuisine. The traditional WelcomSthalika brings the best of this region’s vegetarian cuisine on a platter, made from fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from the local farming community. The meals are prepared in Sattvik style, bringing out the flavours predominant in Katra and adjoining areas. These ‘Local Love’ dishes, such as Jammu Rajma, Ambal, Shingare ki Kadhi, Mewe ka kofta and Tumba ajwain aloo, incorporate locally grown ingredients like walnuts, almonds, badi masala, shahi zeera, saunf, sonth, etc, taking guests on an exquisite exploration of rich temple cuisine.

Image: Courtesy Welcomhotel Katra.

Luxuriate: Holistic Ayurveda experiences and therapies for an overall reboot of the body and mind will soon be available when their Kaya Kalp Spa opens.

Celebrate: The hotel also boasts a banquet space of 2750 sq ft with outdoor and indoor options that are just right for weddings and other events.

Image: Courtesy Welcomhotel Katra.

Explore: The hotel is the perfect place to start off other thrilling adventures as well. Such as white-water rafting through the 15 kms long stretch of the Chenab or visiting the snowline in winter at the hill station of Patnitop, just 85 kms away.

Image: Courtesy Welcomhotel Katra.

Speaking on the launch, Anil Chadha, COO, ITC Hotels, said, “Brand Welcomhotel continues on its expansion spree, offering guests the most beautiful destination properties like Welcomhotel Katra – popular for its scenic beauty and spiritual air. Katra truly offers the best of enriching experiences, for both pilgrimage and leisure. The globally acknowledged DNV platinum certified ‘WeAssure’ health and hygiene protocol at our hotels enables travellers to enjoy their holiday with complete peace of mind.”

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