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QUICK FACTS
Location: Udhampur district, Jammu and Kashmir.
Famous for: Vaishno Devi Temple.
Weather:
Summer (March to June): 24ºC to 18ºC. 
Winters (November to February): 14º C to 10ºC. 
Monsoons (July to September): Moderate Rainfalls.
STD CODE : 1991
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to May.
TRAVEL IN KATRA SHOW MAP

Located at a distance of 50 km from Jammu at the foothills of Trikut Mountains  Katra town is the shelter  for visiting the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi or Trikuta Bhagwati. From this town the cave shrine is a 13 km walk / ride (height 5200 ft) on the hill. The cave shrine of Mata Vasihno Devi  has been a symbol of faith and  devotion to millions of devotees from all over the world. It is one of the most visited place by hindu pilgrims.

Once a pilgrim reaches Katra he has to obtain a yatra permit (Yatra parchi)  from the permit counter of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. About 18000 pilgrims are permitted to proceed every day on rush days from Katra to Vaishno Devi Ji.

MUST SEE IN KATRA

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine & cave,  Ardh Kuari, Main Bhawan (Dormitories available here for you to rest after the climb) & Kal Bhairav Temple.

Tourists usually take one of these options to reach Maa Vaishno Devi temple from Katra-

1. Katra to Ardh Kuari - 6 KM.

2. Ardh Kuari to Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan - 6 KM

3. Katra to Maa Vaishno Devi Bhawan directly - 14 KM

4. Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan to Bhairo Baba temple - 2 KM

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FAIR & FESTIVAL IN KATRA

Navaratra : J&K Tourism Department in active association with Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and district administration celebrates the Navaratra festival at Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi. Folk and devotional music, flower shows, poney/pithu race, wrestling competitions are the highlights of this 9 day festival. The festival kick starts with a traditional procession consisting of school students and cultural troupes across Katra.

 

REACH KATRA
AIR

Jammu, 48 km from Katra, is the nearest airport.

RAIL

Nearest Rail head is Jammu.

ROAD

Nearest bus stand is Jammu, 48km.

Distance from Jammu:

Amritsar - 243 km, Chandigarh - 436 km , Delhi - 586 km., Katra - 48 km, Srinagar - 305 km, Manali - 428 km, Patnitop - 112 km. Mansar - 60 km.

Buses and hired cars are available.

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