|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|• Official||Hindi , Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Nagrota is a town located in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. It is located on National Highway 1A (NH1A) between Jammu city and Udhampur. Nagrota along with Kashmiri Pandit Migrant town of Jagti straddle the national highway, with a few additional minor roads. Nagrota is the first shrine stoppage for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. The Kol-Kandoli temple is a mandate for completing the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrimage. Nagrota has an extension of Jammmu Industries having Oil Depots and Godowns.
Nagrota is also home to prestigious Sainik School.
On 29 November 2016, Indian Army Base, located in Nagrota, was struck by terrorists. Seven Indian soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were martyred during the exchange of fire. All 4 terrorists were killed after a long gun battle that lasted 8 hours.
Nagrota has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), much cooler than what is found in much of the rest of India, due to its moderately high elevation and northerly position. The valley is surrounded by the Himalayas on all sides. Winters are cool, with daytime temperature averaging to 2.5 °C (36.5 °F), and drops below freezing point at night. Moderate to heavy snowfall occurs in winter and the highway connecting Nagrota with the rest of India faces frequent blockades due to icy roads . Summers are warm with a July daytime average of 24.1 °C (75.4 °F). The average annual rainfall is around 720 millimetres (28 in). Spring is the wettest season while autumn is the driest. The highest temperature reliably recorded is 38.3 °C (100.9 °F) and the lowest is −20.0 °C (−4.0 °F).
Nagrota is about 14 km ahead of Jammu city on NH1A.The town is located on uneven low valleys in the Trikuta hills on one side and river Tawi on the other side.Nagrota has an average elevation of 412 m above sea level.
As of 2011, Nagrota had a population of 19,998 while the twin town of Jagti, made for Kashmiri migrants, had a population of 2,786.
Hindu 89.30%, Sikh 4.39%, Muslim 5.31%,
Cantonment and 16 Corps
There is a large Nagrota Cantonment located in Nagrota, which is the home of 16 Corps, the largest Corps in the Indian Army and also world's largest corp. A Military Police checkpost is located at the entry point.cantonment.