Katra is a small town located in Udhampur district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated at the foothills of the mountain of Trikuta. On this mountain, the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi located. This town is regarded as the base camp for the tourists who came to visit the temple of Vaishno Devi. By trekking 10.5 km from Katra, you will reach the famous temple. Baba Bhaironnath temple is situated about 1.5km above Vaishno Devi temple.
There are many places to visit from Katra by means of redBus services. You can travel from Katra to Delhi
, Katra to Chandigarh
, Karnal to Katra and many more. The distance between Katra and Delhi is 786 km. By redbus, you will reach Delhi in 13 hours although the time depends on the type of bus and the type of operator. In this route, there are 7 operators in total with 15 buses running daily.
To enjoy your weekend, you can visit Srinagar from Katra. Srinagar is a city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The awesome beauty of nature in Kashmir truly describes the place as the heaven in earth. In Srinagar you will find the Dal Lake which is extended for far away. There, you find the shikara, houseboats and the wonderful picturesque beauty of the lake with the great range of Himalayas in the backdrop. It is also been the place of shooting in many of the Bollywood fims. In winter, this Dal Lake gets frozen.