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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.
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Questions and Answers

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What is a good time to visit Katra?
Katra is the base town for the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi in the state of Jammu. People travelling to visit the shrine have to find accommodation in Katra and then travel 14 km to Vaishnodevi on foot, horseback or by a helicopter. The best time to be in Katra is between October and March. During this time the weather is cool and pleasant. The peak season for this place is Navratras which is an auspicious time to visit Devi's temple.
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What is there to do in the city?
Katra is a centre for religious activities, so, most of the things that you can do here are related to religion and pilgrimage. Some of the nearby places that you should visit are Jhajjar Kotli, Shiv Khori, Baba Dhansar and Nau Devi Cave Temple. All these places are situated amongst the hills, therefore, make for a beautiful experience. The Vaishno Devi Temple is itself situated on a hilltop and the 14 km trek is a delight to the eyes.
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Is the city covered by Metro/bus network? What is the best way to travel across the city?
Katra does not have a metro or bus network. It is a small town and the preferred mode of commutation is walking. You can hire a taxi if you wish to visit nearby places or can also take a state tourism bus.
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How to reach Katra?
Reaching Katra by air needs you to fly to Jammu, which is the nearest airport (50 km). From here, you can take a taxi or a bus and reach Katra. If you are travelling by train, you will have to get down at the Katra station which is a new station and few trains go there or you can take a train to Jammu Tawi railways station and from there take a bus or taxi to Katra. It is also very convenient to travel by road to Katra. The town is well connected with all the major cities through good roads.
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What are some of the best economy and luxury homestay and hotel options near the Railway Station?
OYO Rooms have many hotels marked near Katra railway station. These hotels are best when it comes to comfort and amenities. Log Inn, Hotel Satya Shree
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Which are the important places near Katra?
When you have travelled so far to Katra, you should make some little extra effort to explore nearby areas which are must visit in Jammu and Kashmir. These places are easily accessible from Katra through a bus or you can take a taxi. Nathatop, Bagh-e-Bahu, Sansar Lake, Bahu Fort, Shivkhori Baglihar Dam, Baba Dhansar and Billo ki Powri.
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What to buy in Katra?
Katra is well known for its dry fruits and woollen clothes. So, do not forget to buy them for yourself and your loved ones back home. Walnuts of Katra are a must buy. Other than these you can buy religious objects, books and other stuff from Katra. This is the right place to get stuff related to Devi puja, which is very important to Indian people.
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Where to shop in Katra?
Katra is a tiny town and there aren’t many areas to shop. Some of the best places to shop in Katra are Ardh Kuwari Market, Anil Gift Center, Lavanya Shopping Center and Katra Main Bazar. In these markets, you can look for fabrics with Kashmiri Motifs, cane baskets, berries, dried apples and walnuts and almonds.
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Can you suggest best Katra hotel deals
OYO makes your task easy, you don't need to search for any deals and coupon codes for Katra hotels. For all the bookings for hotels in Katra you make will have auto applied discounts coupons.
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