(Last Updated on : 12/03/2018)
Katra serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of Vaishnodevi
in the Trikuta Hills. It is a small town of Reasi district
of Jammu and Kashmir
, situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains. Every year, nearly 4 million pilgrims visit Katra on their way to Vaishnodevi shrine.
Geography of Katra
Katra is situated at 32.98 degree North and 74.95 degree East. It has an average height of 875 metres (2,474 feet).
Religion of Katra
is the locallanguage
of Katra and Urdu
are the official languages of here. Hindus represent 93 percent of the population, while Muslims, Christians and Sikhs etc.
Tourism in Katra
The shrine of Mata Vasihnodevi or Trikuta Bhagwati has been a symbol of hope and the realization of millions of devotees from all over the world. The pilgrimage of the shrine holds great importance for the pilgrims. Vaishno Devi is a famous Indian goddess
. Devotees have to climb up 12 kilometres to visit the shrine.
Visiting Information of Katra
Katra has been connected by roads and state highways for a long time but recently it has also been connected by Indian Railways
. Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Railway Link connects the Katra railway station of Northern Railways to the rest of Indian railways network.
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