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Katra Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Jammu Airport is also known as Satwari Airport which is located just about 48 kilometers away. It is the nearest airfield that can be accessed to reach Katra by air. Some of the major airlines operational at the Jammu Airport include Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, JetKonnect and many others. Jammu Airport is connected to Delhi, Leh, Srinagar, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmadabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa and others.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi. This railway station is well linked with major cities in the country especially the northern part. Trains are considered as a better option by most pilgrims who plan to travel to Katra.
By Road: The town of Katra is well linked with roadways as one can easily reach here by road. How to reach Katrais one of the common questions that come in the mind of the travelers who are planning to visit the destination. It is quite easy to reach Katra as this town is well connected to all nearby locations. There are regular buses, taxis and other roadways options to reach Katra. Few known places near Katra are Dera baba banda (30 km), Shiv Khori Shrine (85 km) and Jammu (50 km).
What to do?

Visit the Maa Vaishno Devi Temple - It is the most important Shaktipeeth for Hindus

What to see?

Maa Vaishno Devi Temple - It is the most important Shaktipeeth for Hindus.
Dera Baba Banda - Great calm place with minimum noise and pollution to relax.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Famous For

Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi. It has a thriving tourism industry that offers plenty of hotels, guest houses, restaurants, dhabas, fast-food joints that fit all kinds of budgets.


Pack some warm clothes and carry chocolates and candies to eat.

Katra Reviews

Feb 24, 2020 11:25 AM Read
I planned to go with my family(me, my wife & children) to Katra.The journey was OK till we reached Katra.While returning back, an AC REDBUS Deluxe was booked by us amounting to Rs.1900 from Katra to Jammu.Upon reaching the bus, we requested the conductor to keep luggage and to our surprise, he c...Read More

Do Not Visit Katra!
Jun 08, 2017 05:43 PM Read
I visited Katra last month with my friends and I did not like that place much. It was so hot in there. I expected cold weather there. There was nothing in Katra. I would not recommend anyone to visit Katra and would suggest to save their time. It was easily accessible, though. I boarded a bus...Read More

Bad place,,
Feb 13, 2017 01:20 PM Read (via Android App)
Katra is well known for mata vaisno devi mandir.the mandir area or the hill is outstanding but the outer region is very bad.there is a great scarcity of water.there are lots of hotels and lauge but every one is making fool of pilgrims. Every thing is very costly. There are lots of shops fo...Read More


Trek to Bhawan from Katra
Feb 21, 2020 11:55 PM Read (via Android App)
We got a marriage invite at Udhampur, so Me, my wife and my 2 yr kid planned to visit Katra. We booked the Clarks inn. They offer free pick and drop till the trek start point. We were scared hearing 14kms trek. We were searching for a helicopter ride to Sanchighat. There are 2 operators like Dec...Read More

Full Relaxing place! Big religious place for Hindu
Dec 09, 2017 06:19 PM Read
The accessibility of Katra is so big and I have really enjoyed alot in katra almost 1 week. The local peoples of katra are really clean hearted and they welcome alot.They will never complain to you. The local sightseeing is epic beacause of manh hills and mountains around the katra. This is t...Read More

Beautiful place
Nov 06, 2017 04:41 PM Read (via Android App)
Hello frnds I am going to vashno mata katra with my friend it is beautiful place it is good facility of washroom and shops and its good facility of bhavan. I have going to bhavan after checking bags. It is good facility of doctory checkup. Me and my friends full enjoy this journey of katra I hav...Read More

A beautiful place
Oct 10, 2017 12:24 PM Read
Katra is a very beautiful place for visit. in katra, there is a veri popular mata vaishno devi cave is situated, . the view of ban ganga in katra is also very preety. it is a very beautiful place, by visiting our mind and heart feels rest and peace. also our heart says that don't come back, just...Read More

Heaven on Earth
Jul 29, 2017 11:32 AM Read (via Android App)
I am in love with this beautiful place. It is truly a heaven on the Earth. Recently, one month before I visited their. Actually, I had gone to visit Vaishno Devi with my family. We were altogether 7 members. We enjoyed it alot their. It is not very wide area because it is on the hills. When I en...Read More

Katra holy city
Apr 21, 2016 12:57 PM Read
Katra is holy city in India and this is the starting point of Vaishno Devi temple, everyday thousand of pilgrims came here from different place in India and stay to start there yatra to Vaishno Devi temple. This is the beautiful city lots of hotel here and hotel cost very low becouse this is ...Read More

As cold as ice journey
Feb 05, 2020 11:37 PM Read (via Android App)
I went on the tour for katra on 12 January was very cold at that I m walking on ice. there were has snow fall before 2 days of my arrival approx. and rain of when I reached there. I stayed at kesans hotel for one day as it was heavy rainfall outside.due to which there was not e...Read More

Experence Lower Himalyas
Sep 29, 2017 10:49 PM Read (via iOS App)
Many people travel katra to visit Vaishno Devi Temple which is located on the mountains of katra amoung the clouds! I call it a very best place if you love cold climate! But if you are a summer guy I promise you will die in cold! You exerpience a very low temperature over the hills of vaishno...Read More

Good place
Nov 04, 2016 09:02 PM Read (via Android App)
Katra is very popular spiritual tourist site in india because of goddes vaishno mata it has its own story and its also very popular for tourist visiters when I went there it was the evening and all the city is shinning like a star and the food is also very delicious street which I ate eas called...Read More

Famous for Vaishnao Devi Temple...
May 17, 2015 06:14 AM Read
Katra is a very small town located in Jammu and Kashmir the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located here. Katra lies along Ban-Ganga river. Irrespective of being small it is very beautiful place and has became a great tourist attraction spot. Katra is base camp for people who visit Vaishno Dev...Read More

Smart place
Feb 24, 2020 11:28 AM Read
This is very smart place you go here I was going here enjoying so much I requested friends you go here ...Read More

The place is nice
Sep 30, 2017 10:26 PM Read
The place is very beautiful I mean it has to be its the way to the most amazing place in the world MA VAISHNO DEVI, everything is amazing over there the food the climatic conditions, heart warming locations sight seeing. If you are a spiritual person the place is for you, I only hated the hot...Read More



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