Mathura is famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the seven sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim center in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple. Mathura is also an important craft center.
Location: Mathura is located in the western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India.
Tourist Spots: Archeological Museum, Vrindavan, Goverdhan, Manasi Ganga Kunda, Kusuma Sarovara.
Best Time to Visit: Between October and March.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearby airport from Mathura is at Kheria in Agra. It is just 60 kilometers from the city center of Mathura. Nearly all the major private and public carriers offer their service to the city. It is well linked to cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
By Train: Mathura is on the main lines of the Central and Western Railways and is connected with all the important cities of the state and country such as Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gwalior, Calcutta, Hydrabad, Chennai, Lucknow etc.
By Road: Mathura is connected to all the major cities, by National Highways.