Kathua is a city in the state of Jammu & Kashmir It comes under Kathua District. Kathua is very well known for the industrial development in the area. It is surrounded by Bamial Tehsil and Barnoti Tehsil in the west, Sujanpur Tehsil towards the east and Narot Jaimal Singh Tehsil down south. Some of the nearby cities to the village are Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Dalhousie and Khajjiar. Kathua is situated at a distance of 235 km from the state capital, Jammu.
Places to Stay
Kathua has its own lodging facility. Some of the best budget hotels of the city are Rattan Palace (Tariff-Rs. 300), Tangri Palace (Tariff-Rs. 300) and Shakti Palace (Tariff-Rs. 500).
The official language of the city is Dogri. The natives can also understand and speak Hindi, Urdu and English.
The natives of the town celebrate Lohri, Maha Shivaratri and Eid with great enthusiasm and fervour.
Places of Interest
Kathua is known for its culturally rich and spiritual connection among the travellers. It is also situated close to the glaciated valley called Bani. Ranjit Sagar Dam near Kathua is a good picnic spot. Along with the scenic beauties, Kathua houses many known temples such as Mata Baal-kanya, Mata Ashapurni Temple and Mata Jasrota.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Kathua is the Gaggal airport, 79 km away.
Kathua has its own railway station, which connects it to the major cities.
Kathua has its own bus station which connects it to nearby cities such as Jammu, Delhi and Chandigarh. The tour operators of the area are Classic Travels and NK Gupta tours and travels. The buses available are on a regular basis and are both Volvo and non A.C. bus. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com