Katra does not have an airport and the nearest airport is in Jammu. It is a domestic airport and is well-connected to various cities in India, such as Delhi, Srinagar, Leh, Mumbai, Hyderabad via domestic airline carriers such as Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Vistara. Tourists from other cities in India and those from abroad can reach Katra via connecting flights from the international airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, etc. These airports are connected to several cities across the globe, such as New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Dubai, Melbourne, etc. via international airlines such as Air China, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and many more.
Nearest Airport: Jammu Airport is located at a distance of 50 km from Vaishno Devi.
Safety Suggestion: Weather conditions such as thick fog during winters and heavy rains during winters might cause visibility issues leading to flight delays.
Katra is well-connected to other towns and cities in India through a good network of national highways and state highways. National Highway 1A connects Jammu to Srinagar. Several major North Indian cities, such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Shimla, etc. have regular bus services to Jammu. Both public, as well as private buses, are available. Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) is a major public sector organisation, whereas private operators include Swagatam Holidays, Travel Point, Hari Travels, Ashok Bus Service, Heera Himachal Holidays, Vaishno Yatra Travels and many more.
Journey Suggestion: The roads to Katra pass through rugged terrains. Hence, make sure that you are going with an experienced driver, who is well-acquainted with the driving through hilly terrains.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station and Jammu Tawi Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to Katra. Jammu Tawi Railway Station is well-linked to the major cities in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, Pune and many more. Some of the trains that serve this station include Jhelum Express, Himgiri Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Jammu Rajdhani etc. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station was inaugurated recently and it also has direct trains to and from several towns and cities.
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If you associate Katra with Vaishno Devi only, then you are in for a surprise with this list of hidden places in and around Katra.
Your trip to Katra will be incomplete if you miss out on any of these 5 activities. So book your Katra hotel now & start exploring.
On your way to Katra take a detour and visit Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary - a paradise for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
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