Tourist Places in Mathura

Location - Uttar Pradesh, India
Area : 3780 sq. km. (Mathura District)
State : Uttar Pradesh
District : Mathura
Famous for/as : Pilgrim
Languages : Hindi, Brajbhasha
Best Season : Oct – Mar
Weather : Summer 22 to 45°C, Winter 4 to 32°C
Altitude : 169 m
STD Code - 0565
Population - 20,69,578 (2001 census)
Rainfall - 70cm average yearly

About Mathura

The sacred topography of Mathura discloses a history of many centuries. Located in the heart of state Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is the birthplace of the most generous lord of the Hindu “Lord Krishna”. The city is only at a distance of 145 km from south-east of Delhi (capital) and just 58 km from north-west of Agra. It’s a beguiling region sprinkled with huge gamut of holy Kunds and sacred shrines. Beside it encompasses abundance of mythologies that gains a subconscious belief amid people as well as devotees who visit here throughout the year.

Geographically, the city covers an area of 3780 sq. km and the brajbhoomi can be parted in two different parts where the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Baldeo, Mat, Gokul, Mahavan, and Bajna and the other side, the western part of Yamuna covering the region with Kusum Sarovar, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Barsana and Nandgaon.

Mathura welcomes its tourists with vast array of holy places where each single corner of the city is blessed with the touch of great Indian deity and manifestation of lord Vishnu “Shri Krishna”. They were the British who would call Mathura as Muttara and the Greeks would call it Modoura. The literal meaning of the word Mathura is the “City of Gods” that is well matched to its tranquil ambiance. Beside Krishna, the city also pampers the resemblance of Jains and Buddhists.

Today, Mathura is one of the most favorable tourist destinations of India that alone attracts millions of tourists from crosswise countries. Being birth place of Shri Krishna plenty of festival are celebrated and majorly all of them center around on only one god i.e. Krishna. Visiting here during those festivals will surely help to taste the actual holiness of city. The most significant festival of Mathura is believed to be Holi (festival of colors) celebrated with huge fervor and enthusiasm.

Major Pilgrimage attractions of Mathura

Dwarkadish Temple : Located in the eastern part of Mathura, Dwarkadish temple is very close to sacred Yamuna River. It’s an indeed popular temple situated in the center of the city. People who visit here from far and wide countries always tend to visit here and this is why it is believed to be the most visited temple of the entire city. They years of old temple is generally managed by the followers of Vallabhacarya. It indulges a grandiose piece of architectural work that works to catch attention of visitors with its first glimpse.

Radharamana Temple : It’s a renowned temple of Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. The literal means of Radharamana is the “one who gives pleasure to Radha” is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. The seva puja of Radharamana recognized in the temple in 1542 soon after the deity self-manifested from a saligram-sila. Although there is no deity of Radharani in the temple but a crown is placed next to Lord Krishna that signify her presence.

Ghats of Mathura : The birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is the most favored pilgrim destination of India that is widely renowned among devotees. The sacred spot possess abundance of tranquil theerthams that are widely renowned as the ghats. Currently, the boasts off 25 amazing Ghats and each of them is connected to Krishna.

It is believed by many devotees that a divine dip by performing some kinds of rituals and Pooja will salvage them from their malevolence deeds. North zones of ghats are called Vishram Ghats and south zones of ghats are called as Moksha Ghats. Conventionally, pilgrims visiting to Mathura should take a dip of all 25 ghats.

Rangji Temple : Temple has been made in the southern temple style by a rich Seth family of Mathura in 1851. The temple has been dedicated to Lord Sri Ranganatha who is an incarnation Lord Vishnu lying down on the Sesa Naga (celestial serpent). The temple is beautifully dedicated with the conventional south Indian Gopurams (gateway) and is also surrounded with the high break.

Some of the other major attractions of Mathura include
  • Holy Festival
  • Kesar Ghats
  • Jugai Kishore Temple
  • Vishram Ghat
  • Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple Complex
How to reach Mathura?

By Air : The nearest Airport from Mathura is at Kheria in Agra that is just 60 kilometers away from the city center of Mathura. You can easily get to the airport by taking a local transport like Taxi, Auto etc. you can get daily flight to Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad from this airport.

By Train : Mathura is situated on the main lines of both central as well as Western Railways. Many expresses as well as superfast trains run form Mathura and connect to various major cities of Uttar Pradesh and India such as- Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gwalior, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Chennai and Lucknow etc.

By Road : Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bestow a several bus services and adjoins the cities such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Delhi and Jaipur. For the more comfortable travel, one can also get luxury coaches that are easily accessible.

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