Mathura | India
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Mathura is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India.


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1 Get in 1.1 By train 1.2 By road 1.3 By air 1.4 By taxi By train Mathura is an important railway junction. Most trains between Delhi and Agra stop in Mathura. The journey from Delhi takes 2-3 hours depending on the train type, while from Agra the trip takes about one hour. Most of the south bound and west bound trains stop at Mathura. August Kranti Rajdhani Express 12950/12951 (for Mumbai) for Delhi stops at Mathura. Other than that almost all major trains from Delhi and Agra stop at Mathura. It is well connected to national capital Delhi, state capital Lucknow and all major cities by rail. From Sultanpur/Varanasi/Lucknow you may take train 13237/13239 Patna-Mathura. By road Mathura sits between Delhi and Agra on National Highway 2, about 150 km south of Delhi and 50 km north of Agra. NH-2 is one of the best highways of country. Upcoming Taj expressway is in east of the city. Mathura is well connected to national capital Delhi, state capital Lucknow and all major cities by road. Many state transport departments busses are running through Mathura. There are also ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminal) services from Delhi Sarai Kale Khan with frequency of 25 minutes. By air Nearest airport is Agra (Kheria Airport). It is 50 km from Mathura. Perhaps most of the international and domestic flights are landing into IGI Airport, Delhi. IGI Airport is 150 km from Mathura. Upcoming new international airport will also be accessible via Taj expressway, 1½ hours from Mathura. By taxi


Top Attractions

Krishna Temple, Mathura Akhand Jyoti Sansthan,, Giya Mandi.  27.5797677.690371 Bankey Bihari Temple (Bihari Ji Temple), Vrindavan. This is the most famous temple in Mathura and many people including VIPs from across India visit the temple every year.  27.4802577.699572 Basantar Park. In memory of the victory of Basantar (1971 war).  27.5282877.674693 Birla Temple.  27.5052577.684874 Dwarkadheesh Temple (Dwarkadhish Temple). Built in 1814, it is the main temple in the town. During the festive days of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali, it is decorated on a grandiose scale.  Gayatri TapoBhumi (First Gayatri Temple), Vrindavan Rd.  Gita Mandir (On the city outskirts). The temple carving and painting are a major attraction.  Govardhan Giriraj Hill (Goverdhan Parvat).  Archaeology Gallery - Government Museum 27.4956677.679245 Government Museum (At Dampier Park). Biggest and richest in Asia for Mathura and Gandhar sculpture. It has one of the finest collection of archaeological interest. Rare items from the Gupta and Kushan period (400 BC-1200 AD) are on display. Major attraction for tourists.  [dead link] Jaigurudeo Temple (also named Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir). Constructed by great saints Baba Jaigurudeo. It resembles the Tajmahal, built with white marble. It is a unique temple in that you are prohibited from donating if you are a non-vegetarian.  27.5062877.679836 Jama Masjid. Built by Abo-inNabir-Khan in 1661 AD, the mosque has 4 lofty minarets, with bright colored plaster mosaic of which a few panels still exist.  27.5047277.670767 Krishna Janma Bhoomi. There are two main places to visit in this complex. First is a prison cell where Vasudev and Devaki, parents of Sri Krishna were held captive. This place is on the left hand side of the main complex. This is the cell were Bhagwan Sri Krishna was born hence the most sacred place in world for all the followers of Bhagwan Sri Krishna. One cannot miss the spiritual and mystical power in the cell. After Darsan here visit a magnificent temple. The idol of Sri Krishna and Radha are so beautiful and has a soothing effect on the devotees. I am sure that any nonbeliever will also feel the magic. There are many other idols of gods here. Walls and ceiling are painted with some of the most events in the life of Sri Krishna. One can climb up the stairs if authority allows to get a great view of idols.  Mathura Jain Chorasi (On NH-2). Worship place of Jains. Here is the largest statue of Lord Jambu Swami & is made up of single piece of greynite stone. This statue is about 21 feet in height in sitting position of lord Jambu Swami.  Mathura Refinery. Watch the lightning in the evening, if you are coming from Agra in the evening you can enjoy this beautiful scene.  27.5075177.681958 Old Fort (Kans Quila), Near Swami Ghat. It's the main Quila in Mathura to protect the city from Yamuna River if this Quila was not built then it would have destroyed the city and it would will fill up with the waters of Yamuna river during the flood time.  27.4753977.699349 Rifle Club of Mathura. One of its own kind club. Do not expect rifle shooting now days.  Shri Dwarika Dheesh Temple, Near river Yamuna (You have to go holi gate first, then enter chatta bazaar and go straight to river Yamuna, then ask anybody nearby you will reach it). This is a 400-year-old temple. It is very beautiful from outside and inside as well.  27.496277.6874610 Shri Ganesh Temple (Siddhi vinayak), At Ganesh Tila (Jaisingh Pura, Vindavan Road), ☎ +91 2530063.  Shri Krishna Janm Bhoomi Temple. Birth place of Lord Kirshna. Enjoy enjoy Satsung or Bhagvat-Katha here.  27.5048677.6863411 Vishram Ghat. The sacred spot where Lord Krishna is believed to have rested after slaying the tyrant Kansa. Enjoy evening Yamuna ji ki Aarti here. Also see the river and huge turtles.