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Katra is the home of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji, the all powerful Mother Goddess. Located at a distance of 42 km from Jammu City, the small town is visited by lakhs of devotees every year.  A popular slogan in the local folklore beautifully expresses the visits to Vaishno Devi as Maan Aap Bulandi which means that The Mother Herself Calls one to visit the holy shrine. Once someone receives the call from the Mother Goddess, they just needs to take the first step and the rest is up to the...


Places To Visit In Katra



Mata Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi is one of the nine manifestations of the Hindu Mother Goddess. Every year millions of devotees visit the holy shrines of Vaishno Devi to worship the deity and seek her favor. Located amidst lush greenery, this quaint temple on the slops of Himalayas is regarded as one of the most auspicious pilgrimage destinations in Hinduism. The temple is located at a distance of 13.5 kms from Katra city and can be reached with ponies electric vehicles, ropeway, and palki from the city. Whether you are visiting Jammu and Kashmir with your friends or family, your Kashmir trip is not complete without the blessings from the Mother!

Important Communications In Katra

Katra is a small town known for its natural beauty and scared temples. Every year the city experiences the footfall of lakhs of devotees from around the world. The rich mythological significance, stunning views and deeply humble locals make Katra a must visit destination for your next Kashmir tour!

Essential Information

Language : Dogri, Hindi

Currency : INR

Best Time to Visit : March To September

Mode of Transport : Car, Public Transport, Train, Helicopter

Known for : Natural Beauty, Handcrafts

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