Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi is popularly known, is a small town in Udhampur district of the Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the sacred temple of Vaishno Devi is located. Katra is located at an elevation of 754 meters (2,474 feet). Katra is situated in the Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. This attractive destination is located about 42 kilometers from the city of Jammu. Katra usually serves as the base camp for all those devotees who visit Vaishno Devi and this has made Katra one of the most famous tourist destinations. Hindi, Punjabi & Kashmiri are local languages of katra.
The main bazaar of Katra is worth to visit which is famous for woolen garments, hosiery, leather jackets etc which are of excellent value from this palace. One should also buy dryfruits which are the speciality of this state.