Mathura the holy land of Sri Krishna perform spiritual Lila's. A little city on the banks of River Yamuna which transformed into a place of faith after Lord Krishna was born and spent His youth here.
Mathura is a city of Uttar Pradesh and the center of Brajbhumi. It is the present day economic, cultural and creative hub of Uttar Pradesh. It is the Divine place of India to which people get attracted due to the divine Lilas performed by Sri Krishna in Dwaparyuga. It was the capital of Demon Kansa who was killed by Lord Sri Krishna and saved the kingdom of Kansa's attrocities.
It is located at a distance of 143 km south-east of Delhi and 57 km north-west of Agra. On western side of the Yamuna is the Mathura region. It is well connected by means of road, air and railway.
Mathura experiences an extreme climate. The maximum temperature during the summer reaches a high of around 45°C and winters can reach a low of 4°C. Torrential rains come across in the month of July and continue till September. October-March is the appreciated period to visit Mathura.
Mathura is chiefly a place that marks the Janam Bhumi of Lord Sri Krishna. Nearly bearing hundreds of temples, includes several private shrines and 'sattras' (houses for the distribution of alms). The earliest known shrine in Mathura is said to have been built in palace called 'Janam Bhumi' once reigned by Demon Kansa.
Any occasion or event in Mathura is a time to rejoice and enchant the name of God. The devotion involved in the celebrations take a devotee from this physical world to the heavenly domicile. Janmashtami in the months of July/August is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna and thousands of devotees throng Mathura from all over the country.
There are two air route destinations in order to reach Mathura easily. One is the Agra airport which is approximately 58 km away from Mathura. Second is the international airport at Delhi, which is connected to almost every important city in the world with major airlines and is around 145km away from Mathura.
By Rail :
Mathura on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai main line is the main railway station. All widely routed trains across India connect to Mathura three times a week.
Mathura is on the direct road link from Delhi to Agra; it is also connected via buses and other transport. Various tourist vehicles, taxis and mini buses are also available for a trip to this town.
Shri Krishna Janma Bhumi: The Birth Place of Lord Krishna, widely famous attraction of Indian cultural heritage.
Vishraam Ghat: The divine sacred spot where Lord Krishna is believed to have rested after slaying His maternal uncle, the demon Kansa.
Sri Dwarkadish Temple : It was built in 1814 and is the main temple in the city. It is during the festivals of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali that it is grandly decorated and celebrations ar made with great pompous.
Gita Mandir: It is situated on the outskirts of Mathura, the carvings, sculptures and paintings are a major tourist attraction.
Mathura Museum : It is located at Dampier Park and has one of the finest collection of archaeological view. Many rare items from the Guptas dynasty and Kushans dynasty period (400 B.C.-1200A.D.) are on display.
Jama Masjid: It was built by Abo-inNabir-Khan in 1661.A.D., It is great architectural masterpiece. The mosque has 4 lofty minarets, with bright colored plaster mosaic of which a many have worn out and tampered with age. Only a few mosaic designs remain to look at.