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Introduction

Mathura is a holy city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The City of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. Covering an area of about 3,800 sq. km., today, Brajbhoomi can be divided into two distinct units - the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.The land of Braj starts from Kotban near Hodel about 95 km from Delhi and ends at Runakuta which is known specially for its association with the poet Surdas, an ardent Krishna devotee. Shri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born in the Dwapara Yuga as the eighth son of the Yadava prince Vasudev and his wife Devaki. To save him from the murderous intentions of his maternal uncle Kansa, the ruler of Mathura, the infant Krishna was spirited away soon after birth to Gokul, the village of the gopas (cowherds) in Braj (their pastureland). It was here that he grew to manhood, in the tender care of his foster parents Nand and Yashoda in the happy company of the cowherds.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 187 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-30.0C,Max.-45.0 C Winter,Min.-3.0C,Max.-26.0C
Language Hindi, Braj Bhasha and English
STD Code 0565
Rainfall 110 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

Mathura MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport is at Agra at a distance of 60km.
  2. Rail:-Mathura Junction is an important railhead connected to all important cities of India.
  3. Road:-The NH2 links Mathura to some of the most important parts of the country. Some major road distances are : Agra(56km), Delhi(147), Bharatpur(39km), Vrindavan(15km).

Places to Visit

SHRI KRISHNA JANMA BHUMI JAMA MASJID VISHRAM GHAT GITA MANDIR
DWARKADHEESH TEMPLE GOVT. MESEUM    

Excursion

Baldeo Govardhna Gokul Nandgaon
Fatehpur Sikri Bharatpur Agra Vrindivan

Shopping

Mathura is famous for its milk product.

Accommodation

Hotel Radha Ashok Hotel Maduvan Hotel Mansarover Place Hotel Country Inn
Hotel Dwaper Resorts Hotel Goverdhan Palace