Mathura is famous for being the location, where Lord Krishna was born. The city is situated on the river bed of Yamuna River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The distance between Mathura and Delhi is 145 Kms and the distance between the city and Agra is 58 Kms. This place is held in high regard and respect by the people following Jainism and Brahmanical faith also.
The Kings of the Solar and Lunar dynasties reigned over this place alternatively and this place is considered to be one of the Sapta Mahapuris. Mathura is the seat, where the three cultures namely Indian, Indo-Scythian and Hellenstic, became very prominent. It is called as the ‘Athens of India’. As many as 1200 years back, the establishment of the Mathura school of Art took place here.
At present, Mathura is considered to be the centre of religious as well as historical importance. Mathura hosts numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year.
PLACES TO SEE
Shri Krishna Janma Bhumi: It is the location, where Lord Krishna was born.
Jama Masjid: In the year 1661 A.D., Abo-in-Nabir Khan constructed this structure. There are four numbers of majestic minarets in the mosque.
Vishram Ghat: After demolishing the oppressor Kansa, Lord Krishna took a break and relaxed here.
Dwarkadheesh Temple: In the year 1814, this temple was constructed. In an extravagant manner, celebrations are hosted here on the occasions of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali.
Gita Mandir: This structure is located in the exterior region of Mathura. The main features of the temple are its carvings and paintings.
Government Meseum: This museum is situated in the Dampier Park. This museum contains a wide range of archeological items in its display belonging to the time period between 400 B.C and 1200 A.D, which is during the time period of the Gupta and Kushana rule.
HOW TO REACH MATHURA
By air: The closest air terminal is located in Kheria close to Agra.
By rail: Mathura has got its own railway station. It is well connected to other locations of India.
By road: One can reach Mathura by frequent run buses, taxis and private cars.