You may Also consider Patnitop. It is a beautiful hill-station at 6300 ft abv sea level. the distance is 110 kms from Jammu. Nearest Rly Station is Udhampur. Just 02 Hours Drive from Udhampur. More information is as under :
Distance : PatniTop is 85 kms from Katra . It takes 150 Minutes to reach patnitop by a cab. The stopovers in between are Udhampur, Chenani and Kud.
Kud is quite famous for its Local Sweet called PATISA.... You must try that. Prem Sweet Shop is the Oldest and the Best one.
Patnitop has Two Entry Points, I would suggest You to Ask for KASSAL MORH. From there Naag Temple is Just 01 Kms and all hotels are near to that Only.
The Other route is from JKTDC Reception . It takes around 06-07 kms to reach Padora Enclave from there. Avoid this route.
S.Seeing Spot in and Around Patnitop are :
1. Sanasar- Nathatop Circuit : 19 Kms One Way from Patnitop.
2. GouriKund, Sudhmahadev and Manatalai Circuit : Approx. 60 Kms One Way
3. Chanderlok Lake Site / Peerah : Approx. 35 Kms from Patnitop. Famous for Local RAJMA/CHAWAL and further ahead You can see the Artifical Lake from a far off Location. Gives You Photo Opportunity.
4. A Class Hotels in Patnitop are Vardaan Resort Patnitop, Samson and Green Top.
Have a Safe Trip ! ! !
PS: Please take due care with small children and aged companion while visiting the Tourist Resort. One has to climb and walk in ad around the Place.