Situated at the base of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra is the base camp for the devotees who are visiting the sacred shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The expedition to the shrine from Katra is a walking journey of around 13 km and is full of beautiful views. Travelers can easily access Katra, a small town in Udhampur District, from Jammu city, which is around 45 km away.
Dotted with numerous hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and Dhabas, Katra is a prime destination of Jammu and Kashmir tourism. Being associated with Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra, most of the attractions in Katra are religious places like Charan Paduka, Bhairo Mandir and Geeta Mandir.