Mathura

THE BIRTHPLACE OF LORD KRISHNA

MATHURA

Just an hour’s drive from Agra, on the banks of the river Yamuna, One of the most famous sacred destinations of the Hindus, Mathura is a quaint small town on the western bank of the Yamuna River. It is the place where Lord Krishna was born and spent his early days. A famous centre of Buddhism in ancient India, the place was known for a great school of sculpture known as Mathura School of Art which flourished under the Kushana dynasty in the 1st century AD. One of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Mahapuris) and an important place of pilgrimage, Mathura and the surrounding villages of Vrindavan, Goverdhan and Gokul are popularly referred to as “Braj-Bhoomi“.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Just an hour’s drive from Agra, on the banks of the river Yamuna, is situated the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The entire land is dotted with magnificent temples, dedicated to various aspects of his life. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, where he was born and where he grew up, still resound to the sound of his laughter, antics and his magical flute.

DEEP DIVE IN MATHURA

HOW TO GET HERE?

Air

The nearest airport is Agra about 62 km away connected by flight with Delhi. However, Delhi (145 km) is a more convenient airport.

Rail

Mathura is connected with all the important cities of the state and country.

Road

Mathura is connected to all the major cities by National Highways.

DESTINATIONS NEAR MATHURA

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