Katrain - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Adventure / Trekking | Nature

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Distance (From Kullu Bus Station): 25 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 25 km from Kullu, 7 km from Naggar and 20 km from Manali, Katrain is a village in Naggar Tehsil in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Katrain is also known for being the widest point in the Kullu Valley. The view of the Beas River from Katrain is quite beautiful. The Baragarh peak towering at 3,325 meter overlooks the valley of Katrain. It acts as a base camp to visit other nearby places like Kasol, Larji, Arjuna Cave and the Basheshwar Mahadev temple. Other tourist attraction is the fruit plantations and apple orchards that abound the area.

The Katrain village offers some best spots for trout fishing. The water in the area is crystal clear. Fishing lovers would find both the Brown and Rainbow Trout in this area. The upstream regions of Himachal are well known for the abundance and availability of these two sport fish. Permission is required for fishing at Katrain from the government department. Permit for Trout fishing is only for using the rod and line and not the net.

This place also has good accommodation facilities set up by the Himachal Tourism department. The manali tree cottages offer best accommodation at Katrain Village.

Best time for trout fishing is in the months of March to October. The other type of fish that can be found in the waters here are the Mahaseer species.