ITC Hotels one of the popular hospitality brands in India which I have visited and stayed for many times recently forayed its sub-brand Welcomhotel at Katra, Jammu & Kashmir.
Located just 45 minutes from Jammu Airport, Welcomhotel Katra is an idyllic destination located in the lush green valleys of Katra. The panoramic views of pine trees, beautiful landscape and breathtaking views from the hotel is a view to look out for, additionally, the hotel stands as a crown jewel of the Katra region.
Katra city is located in the foothills of Trikuta Mountains in Reasi district, this town is revered as it is one of the destinations that have close proximity to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. Katra is the base camp for aficionados not just going to Mata Vishnu Devi, the sanctum sanctorum but also nearby places of tourist attraction.
Katra is popular for spiritual tourism as its home to the holy Mata Vaishno Devi, Welcomhotel is one of the finest properties in the region, Welcomhotel Katra brings joy to travellers who visit here to seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi here. With spiritual tourism on a constant surge, this new property in the region will be a welcome change to the city’s stay places.
During your stay here you can visit nearby tourist attractions such as Panitop, a place that is known for adventure tourism and nature. Panitop is located just 85kms from the location and you can visit this popular hill station if you want to experience some thrill.
The Patnitop hill station is the only hill station where snowfall can be seen in the winters in Jammu and hence even the locals and guests from Katra come here during the winters.
For adventure tourists, there is another option that is high on the list of to-do’s and this is river rafting in the White Waters of Chenab which should not be missed. Katra region has one of the best rafting stretches in the world with over 15Kms bordering lush green trees.
“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. “Said, Mr Anil Chadha, COO, ITC Hotels
Welcomhotel has around 83 well-appointed guest rooms, with a swimming pool and as mentioned an array of activities which guests can experience during their stay here.
With its quintessential ITC Hotels culinary touch, Welcomhotel offers signature ITC dishes. Here they serve the best International and Domestic gourmet dishes which would be the finest dining experience at Katra. The ingredients are sourced from the local farming community which would be fresh and seasonal. Experience a variety of local cuisines from the Jammu region which includes are Jammu Rajma, Ambal, Shingare ki Kadhi, Mewe ka kofta and Tumba ajwain aloo.
The curated menu uses locally grown ingredients like Jammu Rajma, walnuts, almonds, Badi masala, Tumba ajwain, shahi jeera, saunf, sonth and more in traditional style. These Local Love meals will take guests on the expedition to the tastes of this rich temple cuisine recreating exclusive meal experiences.
Spend your day lazily, relax and rejuvenate visiting Kaya Kalp Spa where you will be treated with Ayurvedic therapy. This helps your body to get relaxed and recuperate from the travel sickness.
Additionally, Welcomhotel Katra offers, vast space for both Indoor and Outdoor events which can be booked for, weddings and celebrations with a seamless banquet space of 2750 sqft.