Katra is famous for the Vaishno Devi Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines. This town is located in Reasi district of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir and is situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains. This is where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. Katra is athe foothill of the hills on which the temple is located and serves as the base camp for the pilgrims who start their journey for the temple . It has a thriving tourism industry that offers all classes of hotels and guest houses and eating joints catering to various tastes and budgets. Free accommodation is provided by some registered trusts in the form of Sarais for the poor.
It is located 42 km from the city of Jammu and 260Kms from Amritsar. Vaishno Devi is visited by over 12 million people every year.