MUMBAI, JUNE 16, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announces the opening of Vivanta Katra, Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir. Nestled along the foothills of the Trikuta mountains, the hotel is located in the picturesque Himalayan range with easy access to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “The opening of this hotel is in line with IHCL’s strategy of expanding its presence across India’s vast spiritual circuit, and we are now present in 20 key destinations. As the gateway to one of the country’s most sacred pilgrimage centres, Vivanta Katra will tap into the tremendous potential of this destination. We are delighted to launch Vivanta Katra, which will further elevate travellers’ spiritual journey.”
Strategically located on the Jammu-Katra highway, the 77-room Vivanta Katra offers travellers views of the mighty Himalayas. The hotel features stylishly designed rooms and suites including a Vivanta Suite, which spread across 176 square metres, is one of the largest in the city of Katra. Guests can indulge in eclectic culinary offerings at Mynt, the all-day diner, or enjoy a comforting cup of hot brew at The Tea Lounge. With multiple meeting rooms and outdoor spaces, this hotel is ideal for social gatherings. Guests can embark on holistic wellbeing at the Tattava Spa or rejuvenate at the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool.
Kuldeep Sharma, Hotel Manager, Vivanta Katra, Vaishno Devi, said, “Vivanta Katra will offer travellers an opportunity to experience the magic of Vaishno Devi. For leisure travellers, the hotel is the perfect getaway that combines the tranquil beauty of the destination with the thrill of adventure that one can experience in and around the hotel. We look forward to welcoming guests to discover Katra anew.”
Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Katra is a key pilgrimage destination, known for the temple of the Holy Vaishno Devi. Also known for its natural beauty and multitude of adventure activities, Katra sees thousands of tourist footfalls each year.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have five hotels in Jammu and Kashmir, including three under development.