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Katra

How to Reach

By Air :
The nearest Railway station to Katra is at Jammu 50 kilometers away. Trains from all across India are connected to Jammu. The nearest airport to Katra is the Jammu airport known as the Satwari. It is located approximately 8 kms from city centre and takes around 35 minutes to reach from there. Once you land at the Jammu you can easily travel to Katra by Buses and private taxis.

Taking a Flight from Delhi: If you are planning to go to Katra and short of time the best way is to catch a flight from the Palam(domestic) airport. Indian Airlines,, Jet airways , Go Air are some options. Our advice is to book the tickets well in advance especially during the festive seasons to prevent disappointment.


From Srinagar

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From Rest of India: Prominent Indian cities are connected to Jammu by air it is better you visit the websites of the different airlines listed here or you can contact your travel agents for booking.

From Mumbai you can get flights to Jammu by Indian Airlines, Go Air From Kolkata you can fly to Jammu by Kingfisher Airlines, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways

From Chandigarh you can fly to Jammu by Air Deccan it operates daily.

From Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir there is a daily service to Jammu operated by different airlines like Spicejet and Air India.

From Cochin Go Air operates a flight to Jammu via Mumbai and Srinagar

By Rail :The nearest Railway station to Katra is at Jammu 50 kilometers away. Trains from all across India are connected to Jammu.

If you are traveling from Delhi

Delhi is well connected to Jammu Tawi (the station at Jammu is called Jammu Tawi) via rail. Important trains run between New Delhi, Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin. You can get berths of sleeper class to AC first class depending upon your preference. Tatkal tickets are also available on certain trains. Generally it takes around 10-12 hours to reach Jammu. Some trains take more time. Please visit the website of Indian Railways for detailed information, time schedule and booking.

Some of the important trains connecting Delhi to Jammu are the following:

Train Name

From

Departure

Arrival

*Days

Shalimar express(4645)

New Delhi

15:50h

5.10 am(next day)

All

Jammu Rajdhani(2425)

New Delhi

20:40

5.35 am(next day)

All

Uttar S Kranti(2445)

New Delhi

20:50

6.15 am(next day)

All

Jammu Mail(4033)

Delhi

21:25

10.25 am(next day)

All

Aii Jat Express(2413)

Delhi

22.35

7:55 am(next day)

All

Aii Jat Express(2413)

Delhi Cantt

21:20

Do

All

Sarvodaya Express(2473)

H. Nizamuddin

04:14

14.40(same day)

Sat

Jhelum Express(1077)

Do

20:04

8.55 am(next day)

All

Traveling from Rest of India

Jammu is also well connected with rest of India through rail. The train Himsagar expresses between Jammu and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is the world`s second largest railway journey crisscrossing almost the entire length of the country. It covers all the important destinations from south, central and north India. The following table lists some important trains from major cities across India:

Train Name

From

Departure

Arrival

*Days

Lohit Exp(5651)

Guwahati

13.15

12.10(2days later)

Mon

Jammu Tawi Exp

Chitpur(Kolkata)

11.45

8.20(2days later)

all

Himgiri Exp(2331)

Howrah

23.45

12:10(2days later)

Tue, fri, sat

Tata Jat Exp(8101)

Tatanagar Jn

14.50

13.10(2days later)

all

Hte Jat Exp(8601)

Ranchi

15.30

13.10(2days later)

all

Swaraj Exp(2471)

BandraTerminus(Mumbai)

7.55

14.40 (next day)

Sun,m,th,fri

Jhelum Exp(1077)

Pune Jn

17:20

8.55(twodays later)

all

Navyug Exp(6687)

Nagpur

02.55

13.35(next day)

mon

Hapa Jat Exp

Ahmeda-bad Jn

11.25

14.40 (next day)

wed

Hapa Jat Exp

Vadodara

13.53

Do (next day)

Do

Andaman Exp

Chennai Central

5.15

13.35(2days later)

W, th,sun

Himsagar Exp

Trivandrum Cntl

16.05

13.35(3days later)

Fri

Himsagar Exp

Kanyakumari

14.05

13.35(3days later)

Fri

Navyug Exp

Vijaywada jn

15:45

13.35(2days later)

Mon

By Roads :Katra is well connected to Jammu by National Highway which is in turn connected to the rest of India.

Coming from Delhi

If you are traveling from Delhi to Katra by road for the darshan of the Vaishno you really have a plethora of choices.

Delhi to Jammu: 583 kilometers

Delhi to Katra: 650 kilometers

Average Time: It takes around 10 to 11 hours to reach Katra from Delhi.

By Govt. Buses:You can come directly to Katra by taking the buses run by government agencies like DTC Delhi Transport Corporation), Haryana Roadways, JKSRTC(Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation).You can get ordinary service as well as comfortable AC Volvo coaches. The fair for AC coaches is around 800 rupees or so. Some of the local timings are given for government buses here but please check with the operators as their timings change frequently.

TO

From

Bus

Dep

Arr

Type

Origin

Katra

ISBT kashmiri gate

DTC

7:00 PM

8:00 AM

a/c (Volvo)

Delhi

Katra

ISBT kashmiri gate

DTC

10.30 PM

11:00 AM

a/c (Volvo )

Delhi

Katra

ISBT Kashmiri Gate (Platform no 13)

JKSRTC

10.40 PM

11-12 PM

Nona/c(2x3)

Delhi

Katra

Gurgaon Bus stand Via ISBT Kashmiri gate

Haryana Roadways

1.30 PM

3.00 AM

non a/c

Gurgaon*

* Departs from Gurgaon at 12.15 PM

Private Buses between Delhi and Katra: A number of private Buses operates between Delhi and Katra every day. The service includes air conditioned Vove Buses also. Some of the major players are listed below.

TO

From

Bus

Dep

Arr

Type

From

Katra

Chandralok Building, Janpath

Heera travels

6:00 PM

8:00 AM

a/c Volvo

Delhi

Katra

Connaught Place Stall No12,Shivaji Stadium

Libra Travels

6.30 PM

8:00 AM

a/c Volvo

Delhi

Do

Do

Libra Travels

7.30 PM

9.00 PM

Non a/c Sleeper

Delhi

Do

Do

Libra Travels

Do

Do

non a/c seat

Delhi

From Amritsar to Katra

TO

From

Bus

Dep

Duration

Type

Katra

Amritsar

PunjabRoadways

10.30, 12.10,12.50, 9.50

 

7.30 Hrs

Ord

From Jalandhar to Katra

To

From

Bus

Dep

Duration

Type

Katra

Jalandhar

PunjabRoadways

3 times a day

8 hrs

Ord

From Chandigarh to Katra

To

From

Bus

Dep

Km

Type

Katra

Chandigarh

Haryana Roadways

10.20

405

Ord

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