Mata's cave shrine is nestled in the mighty Trikuta mountain 61 kilometres north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. 
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Appropriate Season : 

The shrine is visited all through the year, but the path is difficult during the winters due to  snowfall. 

How to Reach... 

Airway : 
Nearest airport - Jammu (48 km from Katra) 
Daily Flights are available from Delhi and Srinagar. These flights (Indian Airlines) connect Chandigarh & Amritsar on some days of the week. 

Railway :  Nearest Railway Station - Jammu By rail, Jammu is directly connected cities like Calcutta,  Delhi and Kanyakumari. Besides, it is connected with other major cities of the country. 

Roadways :   Jammu is the terminus of a large number of Inter State Bus Services. 

Jammu to Katra :  Buses leave for Katra every 10 minutes from the main bus stand at Jammu between 5.30  am to 8.30 pm. During rush periods, additional buses are also pressed into service between  Jammu and Katra. 

Private Taxis are also available for hire between Jammu and Katra. These can be hired from Jammu Airport, Jammu Railway Station and the Tourist Reception Centre at Jammu. 

Where to stay : 

 Yatri Niwas managed by the Shrine Board. Various private hotels, the room rent ranging  from Rs.300/- per day to Rs.3000/- per day.

Yatri Niwas managed by the Shrine Board, Rest Houses maintained by the Jammu and   Kashmir Tourism Department, other hotels. 

Sarais, managed by the Shrine Board offer free accomodation at Adhkawari, Sanjichhat and  Darbar. Dharamshala, run by various organisations offer reasonable accommodation to the   pilgrims. Yatris are however advised to keep themselves away from touts promising free  Dharamshala accomodation.
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Distances from Katra, Altitude w.r.t. Mean Sea Level & Average Temperature
Location  Distance from Katra Altitudes Temperature °C
Location  Distance from Katra Altitudes
Katra  00 Km 2500 03 Mim. 15 Max. 20 Min.. 41 Max
Banganga 01 2800
Charan Paduka 2.5 3380
Adhkuwari 6.0 4800 01 14.5 16 33
Himkoti 8.5 5120
Sanjichhat 9.5 6200
Bhawan 13.0 5200 -02 13 15 20
Bhairon Ghati 
(Via Bhawan)
14.5 6619 -03 11 12 26

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