Katra Travel Guide
Distance: 62 Km from Jammu; 650 Km from Delhi
Location: The Holy Cave is situated in the fold of Three Mountains known as Trikuta Hills in the North Western Himalayas.
Katra Tourism & City Guide
Katra never sleeps” - A popular Saying
The temple town of Katra aka Katra Vaishno Devi is situated on the foothills of the Trikuta Hills, the holy abode of Mata Vaishno Devi. Part of the state of J& K, it serves as the base camp for those visiting the holy cave shrine. One has to be in Katra to understand the spirit of this place to see thousands of devotees from all across and outside thronging this place day and night. Devotees cutting across religious identities have just only one thing running on their mind and that is to have a glimpse of their beloved holy mother. Vaishno Devi, it is believed never lets her children go empty handed from her Durbar.
Mind you Katra has its own charm. It is not just a mere transit point for pilgrims going to or returning from Vaisno Devi. It is a bustling city on the main Jammu Srinagar National Highway.
You can Reach Katra by taking Buses (both state run and private), hired private vehicles or on your own. Accommodation is generally not a problem provided you are not coming on the peak seasons such as during Navratras. For food you don’t need to worry there are plenty of restaurants, small eateries serving100 % vegetarian food.
To help you on this sacred pilgrimage to Mata’s Darbar is the Katra City Guide. The Katra Travel Guide is designed exclusively with exhaustive sections on accommodation, attractions, excursions, shopping to make your journey a truly memorable experience.