Explore the local food
Explore the eateries and local Cuisines in Vaishno Devi
Every year thousands of pilgrims from all across the globe visit Vaishno Devi to relieve the torments of their mortal life. Whether it is about seeking blessings for any specific cause, or it is about paying homage to Goddess Adishakti who bears the power to protect and destroy, Vaishno Devi is a real piece of heaven on the face of Earth. But once you are done with your Darshan, you might feel free to discover what Devi Annapurna has in store for you at the foothills of Trikuta Hills.
The place not only houses some breathtaking sites that can amaze eyes but it also has delectable food items that can tantalize your taste buds. If you are an avid foodie and you are looking for some mouthwatering cuisines during your visit to Vaishno Devi, then the place won’t disappoint you. Ranging from chocolate barfi and naan thalis to Sund Panjeeri, Rajma chawal, Patisa, and soul-satisfying Chhole Bhatore, you can find almost anything in Katra town that is situated at the foot of the Trikuta Mountains. It is like the base camp for visiting the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi and the town has various signature dishes and accommodation facilities for the pilgrims. Here are the top five eateries that you must explore while in Vaishno Devi. Have a look!
#1 Punjabi Haveli
If you are a die-hard fan of North Indian food items and you are craving some lip-smacking Punjabi cuisine on your trip, then Punjabi Haveli is the dream destination for you to get a taste of Punjab. Apart from the food, the pleasant ambiance and simple décor of the restaurant is a win-win. It costs somewhat INR 300 only for two people and when there don’t forget to taste their Delhi chaat, delicious daal makhani and the varieties of parathas and puris.
Located in the heart of the town, Madhuban is one of the most popular restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines ranging from Italian and North Indian to Chinese and Asian. If you are on a diet, then the restaurant has a gluten-free menu as well. For two persons the cost is around INR 400 and do try then veg biryani and Rajma Chawal once you visit the restaurant.
#3 Pooja Vaishno Dhaba
After an exhausting trek, if you are searching for some comfort food to get back your energy, then you can rush to Pooja Vaishno Dhaba. Order their North Indian, South Indian, or Chinese dishes and do try the veg Manchurian, aloo parathas, masala dosa, kadi chawal, and veg uttapam. They are a simple masterpiece. With a panoramic view of the majestic mountains, the food joint offers delicious food with a pocket pinch of around 150 Rupees for two people.
#4 Sagar Ratna Restaurant
Situated near the Bus Stand in Katra, the Sagar Ratna restaurant is famous for its South Indian delicacies. It costs around INR 500 for two people to enjoy soul-satisfying meals at the place, and the food is tasty, healthy, and hygienic. The place can satiate all your food cravings and you can get good vegetarian food without onion or garlic if you want.
The best part is these restaurants don’t burn a hole in your pocket and offer you a wide range of dishes at a reasonable price. So, when you visit Vaishno Devi, don’t forget to stop by these places to grab a bite!