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Katra Travel Guide

Jai Mata Di ! Katra generally serves as the base camp for all those devotees who visit Vaishno Devi and this has made Katra one of the.....

Jai Mata Di ! Katra generally serves as the base camp for all those devotees who visit Vaishno Devi and this has made Katra one of the most popular tourist destinations. Katrais located in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. This beautiful destination is located around 42 kilometers from the city of Jammu and is at the altitude of 754 meters (2,474 feet). The Katra travel guide offers some important information about its climate, how to reach Katra, major attractions, festivals etc.

Katra tourism one of the best engine in tourism industry offers abundant hotels, resorts, dhabas, fast-food joints and many more options for pilgrims as well as tourists. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, one of the leading technical universites of India is also located here. While visiting Katra one should through the main bazaar for buying dryfruits which are the speciality of this state, also woolen garments, hosiery, leather jackets etc from this palce are excellent value.

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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Katra
The pilgrimage town of Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir is a popular tourist destination. The holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi being located here, Katra witnesses year round tourist movement. Situated around 42 km away from Jammu on the foothills of  Trikuta Mountains, Katra can be reached by road, rail and air conveniently from Jammu.
 
How to Reach Katra by Air
 
As Katra does not have an airport of its own, Jammu Airport serves as the nearest airport. Also called Satwari Airport, it connects Jammu to prominent Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Amritsar and Chennai via regular service of direct and stopover domestic flights. Passengers can hire a taxi from outside the airport to travel a distance of around 40 km to Katra.
 
How to Reach Katra by Road
 
Katra is connected by state and national highways. It can be directly reached via buses from Jammu which run at frequent intervals. Direct buses to Katra are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patiala, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Pathankot and many other cities of north India. All these buses offer affordable and comfortable journey.
 
How to Reach Katra by Rail
 
A good number of trains from places like Kolkata, Pathankot, Amritsar, Delhi and Chandigarh run to Jammu Tawi Railway Station, an oldest and important railway station of the state. Good news is that Indian Railways recently introduced Katra's own railway station which lies on the Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Railway Link. Direct trains from Delhi are available for Katra Railway Station.

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I want to book a room for 2 days for 3 adults one boy and 2 girls. Please suggest hotels with an extra bed for one person..

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Vinod Yadav

can book Imperial

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I want to go Katra to Patnitop, can arrange taxi, what will be the charges?

How to go vaishno Devi temple?

what facilities are available in deluxe room?

how for long from hotel to temple

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Tarun Jadwani

temple of shri mata vaishnodevi is around 12km frm hotel

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plz suggest hotels providing helicopter facility ....will need it in march...

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40221853

online booking form official website of mata Vaishno Devi trust

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is it beter to stay in patnitop or up down from katra...is next week

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Prince Daiya

I stayed in Katra, and do not have any idea about patnitop, since i have not been there. U can stay in katra and can go and come from patnitop on same day

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What if number of adults are 5 with an infant. Will they allow us to stay in a single 4 bedded room?

What is the distance of Katra to vaishno mata temple?

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Fulchand Verma

Katra is basement. Its around 14 km one side

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How is Atmosphere in katara?

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