Katra Railway Station

Katra Railway Station may open this June, 2013; this is extremely big news for Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan Yatris that the Katra Railway Station will be operational very soon

As you must know to reach Mata Vaishno Devi Cave, we have to reach Katra in Jammu and Kashmir and then from there we have to climb the distance of 12 KMs from Katra to reach the holy cave

Today everyone has to reach Jammu and then go to Katra by bus, Jammu railway station was the closest and to reach Katra and people have to travel by bus a distance of around 50 Km between Jammu and Katra

Bus journey is never enjoyable for many, as many old age people fell discomfort in hilly terrain and even some people vomit, so Katra Railway Station will tremendous comfort for everyone and railway journey is always very safe than a road journey in every situation and season

Udhampur Station become operational in 2005 and from there Katra was only 25 KM but due to technical difficulties it was not possible to open Katra Railway Station but now in June, 2013 it is very much possible that Katra Railway Station will open for railway traffic and trains

Trains are already reaching Udhampur and now will extend till Katra, it will be a breath taking and most enjoyable journey because the rail section of 25 KM from Katra to Jammu has

  • 11 KMs to Tunnel
  • 9 Big and 29 Small Bridges
  • Jammu and Udhampur is already extraordinary journey
  • Distance by train to Katra will be 78 KM

Specialty of Katra Railway Station

  • Most Modern Railway Station in India
  • Facilities are better than A1 Class Stations, they claim it that it has way better facilities than New Delhi Railway Staion
  • Big and Open Platforms, which can cater large crowd
  • Best Security Measures
  • Equipped with escalators lifts and large parking space
  •  Can accommodate 50,000 to 60,000 passengers
  • 3 Platforms which can accommodate 26 coach trains and will increase to total of 5
  • 2 foot over bridge and 1 thru foot over bridge
  • Station Cum Hotel Complex by Railways
  • RCC wall boundary of the station yard with security towers and bunkers
  • GRP and RPF will take care of the security
  • X- Ray Machine and Metal Detectors
  • Facilities to get Vaishno Devi Yatra Parchi at the station itself

Online Booking of Railway Hotel can be done from IRCTC website

It is also the part of prestigious Kashmir Railway Project which is intended to run a train till Srinagar

The distance of railway station from Main Chowk or Bus Stand is 3.2 KM

 Katra Railway Station

Online Katra Railway Station Hotel Booking Information here

Watch this Video from DD News for More Details

11 Responses to Katra Railway Station

  1. Vishal Sharma April 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Excellent Site and information, I Love it!

  2. shweta July 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    I want to travel on the first train from delhi to katra….




  3. rajkumar sharma January 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I hope that train from udhampur to katra will be start very soon.jay mata di.



  4. Prithviraj Narula February 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    I want to Book and travel from Mumbai to Katra and be the first to it.


    Every now and then I am checking with irctc and railways about the Katra Station.


    If I get the mail I would like to book as early as possible.

  5. rahul dutta June 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Jai Mata Di

  6. Nitin Gulati July 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm #


  7. ARBIND KUMAR July 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    siliguri ,darjeeling (w.b)

  8. Geetansh Gupta December 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I have booked shri shakti express to reach katra, is it fine or not ?

    • Vivek Sharma December 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

      Great 🙂

  9. American Chauhan February 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    i had traveled from Ludhiana to SVDK Katra on Jan30,2016 with Kalka-SVDK Express

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