Katra Travel Guide

State Jammu and kashmir

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.


Pilgrims on way to Vaishno Devi


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.

Latest Comment

Abhinav Malhotra
VaishnoDevi is a Religious Place.Every Month I want 2 come.
Posted on Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:54:06

saswati khuntia
Hi,we are reaching katra on 11 march 2012..need 2 room in bhawan..we are two families.. Pls let me know if any vacanies..
Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:39:21

i want to hire private sumo, tavera, or innova from katra to srinagar and all sightseeing and again drop to jammu railway station.so iwant what wdllbe fare of that cars
Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:16:11

we want to taxi/bus from katra to shivkhori on 18.07.2010 at 7.00 a.m. pl. tell us cost of the taxi/bus. we return to jammu on same day
Posted on Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:43:12

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