Famous markets near Vaishno Devi you should visit on your next visit

Jul 2, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra and Shagun Chaudhary

Katra Main Bazaar

Step into the lively heart of Katra, the base camp for the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage. Katra Main Bazaar is a vibrant market where you can find everything from religious artifacts and clothing to handicrafts and Kashmiri shawls.

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Raghunath Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Raghunath Bazaar, located in Jammu city. This bustling market is a treasure trove of traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, exquisite pherans (traditional Kashmiri attire), intricate jewelry, and dry fruits.

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Vir Marg

For a blend of spirituality and shopping, head to Vir Marg. This bustling market in Katra is known for its diverse range of shops offering religious items like idols, photographs, prayer beads, and books. Find the perfect memento to commemorate your spiritual journey.

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Hari Market

Located in Jammu city, Hari Market is a paradise for shopaholics. Indulge in a shopping spree as you explore a variety of shops selling clothes, footwear, electronics, cosmetics, and much more. This market is also famous for its collection of traditional Kashmiri embroidered textiles.

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Jhajjar Kotli Market

Escape the city's hustle and bustle and visit the serene Jhajjar Kotli Market, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. This market offers a unique shopping experience with local vendors selling traditional handicrafts, wooden artifacts, and handwoven textiles.

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Ardhkuwari Market

Located halfway between Katra and Vaishno Devi Temple, Ardhkuwari Market is a must-visit for devotees. This market is known for its offerings of prayer items, religious souvenirs, and sacred books.

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Katra Craft Market

Delve into the rich heritage of Jammu and Kashmir at the Katra Craft Market. Here, you will find an extensive collection of handcrafted items, including Pashmina shawls, intricately designed carpets, wooden carvings, and exquisite silverware.

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Purani Mandi Market

Explore the vibrant lanes of Purani Mandi Market in Jammu city, known for its traditional clothing, accessories, and textiles. From colorful pherans to stunning Kashmiri sarees, this market offers a wide range of traditional attire to add to your wardrobe.

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Vaishno Devi Market

Before concluding your spiritual journey, visit the Vaishno Devi Market, located near the temple. This market is perfect for those seeking religious items, including statues, photos, rosaries, and sacred souvenirs. Find a meaningful keepsake to commemorate your pilgrimage.

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