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Katra is a small town in Reasi district of the state of Jammu & Kashmir situated at the foothill of Trikuta Mountains at an elevation of 2474 feet where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is 42 kms away from Jammu.
Katra - Best time to Visit
Best time to visit Katra would be from March to November. The summer season observes temperature reaching up to 400, while the winter season observes chilly cold weather. Katra hardly gets any rainfall from August to September but humidity rises during this period. Katra is well connected by roads and State Highways and recently got connected with the Indian Railways Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla railway link connecting it to the Northern Railways network. Katra can also be reached via Jammu airport which is 50 kms away and has easy cab facility from airport to Katra.
Katra - Places to Visit
Katra is famous for the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi and offers plenty of Dhabas, restaurants, fast food joints and hotels in Katra to support every tourist’s budget. You can buy woollen garments, leather jackets souvenirs and dry fruits. Pilgrims perform 14km long beautiful trek and it is said that trek alone is not complete if one has not visited the Baba Bhaironnath temple which is 2.5 km trek from Vaishno Devi. Apart from religious pilgrimage tourists also go for sightseeing via helicopter and boating.
accommodation in Katra
For those searching for hotels in Katra near Vaishno Devi Temple, who want to spend time in faith without having to worry about services at hotel, OYO is there for you. You can search OYO hotels near Bus stand in Katra if you are travelling by road. You can also find accommodation near recently connected Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla railway link by searching hotels in katra near railway station.