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How to Reach katra

By Air

The closest air terminal to Katra is at Jammu. From there frequent cabs are available. One can also avail buses from Jammu to get to Katra the bus stand is situated just outside the railway station in Jammu.

By Train

The closest railhead is also at Jammu from where one has to travel by road for about 42 km to come to Katra. There is a direct train to Katra as well which goes by the name Shri Shakti express NDLS-SVDK Premium that leaves from Delhi and comes till Katra railway station.

By Road

There are frequent buses from Delhi which travels directly to Katra. But the train can prove to be much more comfortable for such a long distance ride. The town of Katra lies at the foot of Trikuta Mountains. As statistics suggest about 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi every year. The shrine of the holy Goddess Mata Vaishno Devi or Trikuta Bhagwati as she is named due to the presence of the temple in the Trikuta Mountains lies in a cave up hill. It has served to be a beacon of faith for millions of Hindu devotees that flock to this town from all over the globe. The journey uphill whether on foot through the well laid footpath or in a palki or on a pony holds special religious significance for the Hindus.

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