My visit to Katra Railway Station, Checkout details

In the serenity beautiful mountains. Railway station of katra must be one of the most beautiful railway stations of India.

One cool fact about Katra Railway station is that, It is one the selected railway station who gets its majority of its energy requirement by Solar light.

Situated in the heart of Jammu city. Katra railway station covers a very huge area.

Katra railway station was Inaugurated by

  • Shri Narendra Modi ( Prime minister of India)
  • Shri NN Vohra ( Governor J&K )
  • Shri Omar Abdullah ( Chief minister J & K)
  • Shri DV Devegoda ( Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India)
  • Shri Manoj Sinha ( Ministry of Railways for state) and many  more.

On 4th July 2014.

Here you are rewarded with serinicity of nature and a never forgetting experience.

 Have a look at it.

You can witness Shri mata Vaishno Devi ( Trikuta mountain) from this railway station as well.

Beside every other things it is loaded with modern equipments.

Escalators, lift, cleanliness, management, security and any other thing which comes in your mind.

Katra Railway station is top notch in every aspect. I am sounding a bit biased but I am not.

Come here & you will feel that.

Talking about connectivity ; It is neither too far from Katra Bus stand nor from Katra helipad.

You can say it it is located almost in  midway.

Hotels Near Katra Railway station 

There are countless hotel right from exit of Katra railway station. Primarily, hotels have patrtnerships with online hotel booking sites like OYO, GOIBIBO,

Remember to bring your Gov. issued ID exept Pan Card. Without ID you can't stay here.

I got 60% off from OYO ROOMS. Check offers for you.

Hotels are countless and for every budget. From free to paid.

Dharamshslas being free cannot be booked online. Some dharamshala may even take some minimal amount.

For paid hotels it can range from ₹250 to ₹50,000 or even more / per day.

It depends on your budget. It is obvious that more you pay the better facilities you get.

I booked Hotel Triundh Regency. See review.

If you dont want to book online. You can directly book the hotel from its reception itself.

But I think it can be more costlier than online. Atleast in my case I got a great deal online.

The benifit of online hotel booking is that you can check hotel reviews and rating provided by other travellers.

OYO Room offer : Get a minimum 60% off on your first booking.

Facilities at Katra Railway station

As I said earlier Katra railway is loaded with tonnes of mordern day equipments.

The following are the facilities provided by Katra Railway station.


Prices for  IRCTC guest house at katra railway station is listed below :

For AC 3 Bedded room : Which includes free brakfast, Free Pickup and drop to Banganga check post for Vaishno Devi yatra, Free Mineral water will cost you

Besides that they provide

AC/NON AC : 1 Bed
AC/NON AC : 2 Beds
AC/NON AC : 3 Beds
AC/NON AC : 6 Beds

As per dormitory bases.

Besides that Waiting rooms are distributed for Upper class and Second class ( Based upon your resevation) is available. Where the traveller can sit and relax until train arives.

Cloack rooms are available too.

From me They took  ₹30 for 6 hours when I used their cloack room. Remember, You will need a Gov. Issued ID Proof for cloack rooms.


All shopping lounges are equipped with miscellaneous items dry fruits, kashmiri handicrafts & religious books.

As per my experience,Products in the shopping lounge of katra railway station was costlier than outside. I would suggest you to buy any miscellaneous items from area around Katra bus stand.

You can get a better deal there.


Food station and Bhojnalay of katra was however with Orthodox pricing. Food quality was good. It is maintained by IRCTC.

SO, You could expect a good experience here.

24x7 Security by ( J&K police, CRPF)

Salute to all of them for their dedicated service for the country.

  • TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BY IRTC : Here you can book your trip to Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgaon, Patnitop etc.


more thing that I want to show you here is the cleanliness.

Wherever I travelled in India. I found katra railway station as one of the most clean railway station of India.

At last I would say, Take some time and come here at Vaishnodevi  via Katra Railway station.

From my side Best time to visit this place would be anytime between February & March.

I am saying this because of less crowd & iconic views are featured in this time.

My visit to Katra Railway Station, Checkout details My visit to Katra Railway Station, Checkout details Reviewed by Vivek Kumar on February 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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