Welcome to Hotel Tara Deluxe Katra
How to Reach Katra::
In order to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, one has to reach Katra; a
small town situated around 50 km from Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu
and Kashmir. Katra is the base camp for Vaishno Devi Yatra. The town is
well linked with Jammu by good network of roads. Many deluxe coaches,
local buses and private taxis ply from Jammu to Katra . The city of Jammu
is well connected to all prime cities of India by Air, Rail and Roads..
How to Reach Katra By Air:
The airport closest to the Vaishno Devi shrine is at Jammu. There are
several regular flights to Jammu from all key destinations of India.
Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate daily flights from Delhi to
Vaishno Devi Jammu, Mumbai to Vaishno Devi, and Bangalore to Vaishno Devi.
Indian also has two flights weekly from Leh to Jammu. Vaishno Devi
helicopter service is also provided to the pilgrims from the airport at
Sanjhi Chat in Jammu in the morning.
How to Reach Katra By Rail:
The nearest railhead from Vaishno Devi Katra is Jammu Railway station.
Jammu is connected to all parts of the country on broad gauge. Numerous
express trains, super fast trains as well as passenger trains connect
Jammu to important cities across India including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai,
Bhopal, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. A rail link to Katra from Udhampur is being
built to facilitate yatris to Vaishno Devi. During peak season, the
railways run special trains to Jammu for the comfort of the devotees.
How to Reach Katra By Road:
A good network of roads connects Jammu and Katra with all major cities
of Northern India. The National Highway no 1 passes through Jammu towards
Srinagar. Many Standard buses, luxury buses of State Transport Corporation
and private buses connect Jammu with all important cities and towns of
Best Time to Travel to Vaishno Devi
Round the year except during winter. The pilgrims prefer the months of
October and February as the best time for Vaishno Devi Yatra.
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