Jammu to Amritsar Travel Guide

Total distance is 207 Kilometers travel time 5-6 hours Pathankot is the centre point of this route and is also the last major city of Punjab towards Jammu which lies in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jammu City Guide

Jammu is the beautiful city of temples, blessed by nature’s scenic beauty it is situated at the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains. This region of Jammu forms the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Apart form the temples & beautiful scenic spots, this state holds the glorious history of the valiant kings, superb gardens, the greenery of the forests, majestic mountains and is richly endowed with valuable monuments. A beautiful & enchanting river called Tawi flows through the city.

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Katra Jammu Travel Guide

As there is no rail and air connectivity between Jammu and Katra, Passengers using Air or Rail as a mode of travel have to break their journey at Jammu and from thereon travel to Katra by bus or Taxi

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Temples in Jammu

The city of Jammu has numerous towering temples slicing the skyline

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Tourist and picnc spots around Jammu

Tourist destinations around Jammu | Patnitop | Sanasar | Batote |Peer Khoh | peer baba | Ranbir canal | Mansar Lake | Akhnoor | Kud

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Katra City Guide

Katra town lies on the foot of the Trikuta Hills which is the adobe of the famous Mata Vaishno Devi. This city about 48 kilometers from Jammu city is the base camp for visiting the Mata Vaishno devi shrine. Vehicles go up to Katra only and the journey to the holy shrine which is 13 kilometers from this place is done on foot along a well laid footpath. Every year, more than 4.5 million pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. Being a base camp this city is the city of hotels and lodges. Devotees reach Katra and take rest in hotels and lodges and get ready for the forward journey keeping their belongings in the hotel rooms and / or clock rooms and just carry the necessary clothes and accessories for the Darshan as everything is to be carried along the 13 km walk.

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Katra Weather | temperature: Climate conditions

Before planning the Mata Vaishnodevi trip having an idea about Katra`s weather can be beneficial in a long way in having a successful Darshan without any inconvenience and or any health trouble.

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Mata Vaishno Devi

The temple of Vaishnodevi is attributed to Maa Vaishno or Maa Durga. The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is said to have been built by the five pandavas. The shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is one of the most visited pilgrim sites in India. This is also the only temple to be open all round the clock twenty-four hours, seven days and twelve months. Mata Vaishno temple is located in a cave, amidst the folds of the trikuta bhagwati hill at a height of 5,300ft, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. For yatra to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi one has to reach base town of Katra. It is around 50 kms from Jammu. Pilgrims have to cover 13 kms more either by helicopter or by foot to reach Bhawan.

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Mumbai to Jammu travel

There is only one direct train Swaraj Express between Mumbai and Jammu and this train also runs only four days in a week. However there are a large number of trains between Mumbai to New Delhi and New Delhi to Jammu. So if planning to travel to Amritsar by train there are more options available if there is a break of journey in New Delhi

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