We reached Katra late evening and gorged on some very tasty aloo parantha and rajma at the Vaishnav dhaba. We were so hungry, that the food was over before we realized we hadn’t really clicked any photos of the most awesome paranthas we ever had.Post the yummy dinner, we headed to the local market and hubby sweetly let me free to shop.
With the world around us sleeping, we woke up at the strike of dawn, dressed up and headed for more than a kilometre long journey up hill to reach the Katra helipad to worship the Vaishnu Devi shrine.
The coral island is famous for glass-bottom boats. These are medium sized boats, which can accommodate 6 people and 1 guide. The bottom of the boats have magnifying glasses. The guide helps take a thick black plastic sheet to cover the entire boat and then view the beautiful flora and fauna underneath. It was a pleasure to see it, just that there was no place to click pics and the few we did don’t really reflect the experience we had.
As if the surprises weren’t enough, we headed to the Ross Island by another steam boat and this time were lucky to learn how to actually manoeuvre the boat.