Mathura Travel Guide
The land of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the most popular cities in Uttar Pradesh. If you want to witness the innocent charm and effervescent naughtiness of Lord Krishna, then visit Mathura. It has numerous temples and ashrams where you can get a glimpse of Lord Krishna’s life and seek his blessings as well.
Mathura is famous for its delicious food, welcoming people, rich history, and the festival of colors – Holi. It is well connected to Delhi and other cities across the state. One can easily reach Mathura via train or road. Combine the trip to Mathura with Vrindavan for a wholesome enjoyable experience with your family.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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The Transcendental Abode of Lord Krishna
Known as the birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is located in Uttar Pradesh. At a distance of 190 km (approx.) from Delhi, this is one of the most popular tourist destination in North India. Flocked by Krishna devotees in lakhs, Mathura and it’s nearby places, which are known to be a part of Lord Krishna’s life are must see places. Mathura, earlier was known as the capital Braj Bhoomi and was recognized as the capital of the Braj Bhoomi. In present day it covers an area of 3,800 square km and is known to be divided into two parts, one part incudes places such as Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and while the other has Mathura region, which has Mathura town, Kusum Sarovar, Nandgaon, Govardhan, Vrindavan, and Barsana.
Countless Krishna bhakts, Hindu pilgrims and general tourist hoard this place almost throughout the year. It is the essence of Krishna cult that is invigorating and makes the city no less than Jerusalem or Mecca. The prime places to visit in Mathura are Sri Krishna Janm Bhoomi Temple, Vishram Ghat, Dwarakadhish Temple, Rangbhoomi, Kansa Qila and Mathura Government Museum.
A visit to Vrindavan will take you to those alleys and narrow lanes where Krishna had spent his childhood. The temples, the “Radhey-Radhey Chants” everywhere and the aura of devotion takes you to time immortal. It was here, where Krishna used to play his flute to mesmerize people and also played mischievous pranks on the girls of the village / Gopis. Shri Bankey Bihari ji Temple, Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji Temple, and the ISKCON Temple here worth a visit. An evening at the Rang Mandir is mesmerizing. One can also visit Gokul, Barsana and Goverdhan nearby, which are also associated with the legend of Lord Krishna
Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan, rather across the entire Braj Bhoomi is a weeklong festival of colours. Each day of the festival is designated for a different kind of Holi, like flower holi, dry colour “gulal” holi, kichad / mud holi, lath-maar holi and others. Braj Holi, Janmashtami and the Shri Bankey Bihari Festival are celebrated with great pomp and show and with sheer dedication to the deity.