Katra is base camp for the 14 km uphil trek for Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, it is 50 km by road from Jammu , this place is also well connected to Patni Top and Shivkhori , regular buses and taxi service are available from the Jammu bus stand and railway station to Katra.
Shivkhori in Ranso village ( Tehsil Reasi ) is 80 km from Katra , direct bus service up to Ranso and then one is to treak 3.5 km to reach the cave shrine. Shivkhori to Jammu is 130 km well connected road . Best way to perform this pilgrimage is to combine it with Mata Vaishno Devi visit .
Day 02 Leave early from Katra for Shivkhori a 3 hrs drive crossing the Reasi bridge over the river Chenab upto Reasi then to Ransoo village and then trek 3 km to the Cave shrine have darshan, after lunch leave for Jammu a 130 km drive takes around 3.30 – 4 hrs , one can take a return train / bus for onward destination in late evening .
Jammu railway station to Katra – Katra to Shiv Khori and then to Jammu can be done in two nights three days
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