Although there are many temples of Krishna ji all over the country, the importance of Vrindavan is different, there is a crowd of tourists throughout the year.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and the most ancient and world-famous city of India.
Mathura is one of the 7 holiest places of Hindus.
Apart from this, Ujjain, Kanchipuram,Kashi, Haridwar, Dwarka and Ayodhya.
In mythological literature, Mathura is addressed by many names such as Suryanagari, Madhupuri, Madhu Nagri.
Mathura is the part of India which falls between the Himalayas and Vidyanchal which was called Aryavrata in ancient times.
After this, Mathura achieved its glory during the reign of Lord Krishna and became a major pilgrimage site.
Presently Mathura is a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is at a distance of 180 km from Delhi, the capital of the country, and is located around 400 km from Lucknow.
How to reach Mathura
Mathura is connected to various parts of the country by bus and train route. For the air route, you have to come to Agra Airport.
After reaching Mathura, you will get the facility of the taxi, share taxi, auto and tanga here.
By road, you can come to Mathura. The bus station of Mathura is known as Bhuteshwar Bus Station.
The direct bus runs to Mathura from different parts of the country. By Road, Mathura is connected to Expressway
From Delhi, you will get many direct buses to Mathura, their tickets are as follows:
Non AC Bus – Rs. 250
AC Bus – Rs.419
There are two railway stations in Mathura, one is Mathura Junction and the other is Mathura Cantt Area. Mathura railway station is directly connected to all the major railway stations of the country like Delhi Mumbai Gwalior Agra etc.
The train charges for Delhi to Mathura are as follows
Sleeper charges – Rs.140
Third AC – Rs 495
Second AC – Rs. 700
First AC – Rs. 1165
AC Sitting – Rs. 65
For more details about trains visit :www.irctc.co.in
By Air, Nearest Airport for Mathura is Arga Airport, which is located at a distance of 62 km from Mathura.
Stay in Mathura
Hotels and Dharamshalas are available for staying in Mathura.
There are many small and big hotels and many Dharamshalas where you can stay according to your budget.
You will get all the facilities in Dharamshala too.
Places to visit in Mathura
Krishna Janma Bhoomi
Krishna Janma Bhoomi has a different significance of its own. This is the place where Lord Shri Krishna was born. If you go to the birthplace of Krishna, you will get a different peace.
A grand temple of Shri Krishna was built here. If you are bringing luggage here, you will also get an arrangement of a cloakroom to keep luggage.
You can see Shri Krishna Ji’s Tableaux inside the birthplace, for which you will have to pay nominal fees.
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One can also visit the Dwarkadhish temple in Mathura. Dwarkadhish Temple is also one of the famous temples of Mathura.
you can go here during the evening aarti, at this time there is a large crowd of tourists.
Vrindavan is a very beautiful city in itself where more temples than houses are located where in ancient times it was said that there are 5000 temples but today there are more than 5000 temples located there,
Distance from Mathura to Vrindavan
The distance from Mathura to Vrindavan is 15 kilometers .
Prem Mandir is a huge temple built on 50 to 55 acres.
It takes a full day to roam in the Prem Mandir, Here you will get to see tableau here, at night you will see colorful fountains.
Many tourists come to see the Mathura Special Prem Temple, its attraction is very beautiful.
Banke Bihari Temple
Banke Bihari Temple is also a special temple of Vrindavan in which the top block color statue of Lord Shri Krishna has been installed.
The idol of Shri Krishna looks very beautiful, the opening and closing time in the Banke Bihari temple is different in winter and summer.
Banke Bihari Temple Opening Time: 9:00 am and Closing Time: 1:00 pm
Evening timing :
Banke Bihari Temple Opening Time: 4:00 pm and Closing Time: 8:00 pm
Banke Bihari Temple Opening Time: 8:00 am and Closing Time: 12:00 pm
Evening timing :
Banke Bihari Temple Opening Time: 5:00 pm and Closing Time: 9:00 pm
Nidhivan Temple is one of the main Temples of Mathura, the beauty here is also incomparable. Here you will see the beautiful gardens, which will thrill the mind.
Near Nidhivan Temple, you can find Ranji Mahal, Radha Rani Temple, Geeta Temple, Shahji Temple.
The next day you can go to Govardhan Parvat and revolve around Govardhan Parvat, you will see many pools on the way.
There are many Kunds to see like Radha Kund, Krishna Kund in which people bathe.
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Barsana has a temple of Radha Ji dedicated to Radha Maiya and Lord Krishna.
Barsana is situated on a small mountain with a height of about 1000 feet.
You can go by stairs. A very beautiful fair is organized in Barsana at the time of Holi and the Lathmar Holi is famous everywhere.
ISKCON Temple is also a very beautiful temple and many devotees visit here.
Here in the devotion of Lord Krishna, everyone will see you in awe, there is also a small museum here.
ISKCON Temple is quite popular among foreigners in and around the temple, you will find many Kanhaiya devotees foreigners.
Nand Gaon is the abode of Krishna Ji where you can see the house where Lord Krishna lived with Vasudev and Yashoda Maiya.
You can also go to Gokul, whose distance is a bit more.
Food in Mathura
When it comes to eating food, Mathura, Gokul, Vrindavan, Barsana do not bother you to eat anywhere, everywhere you find good hotels to eat, apart from this, Bhandara is organized all over the year in the place where free food is available.
Talking about the market, in addition to the very beautiful market in Mathura, Vrindavan Banke Bihari Temple can be seen as a good market.
Stay in Vrindavan
To stay in Vrindavan, you will get proper arrangements, here you will get many good Hotels and Dharamshalas at cheap rates.
Dharamshala is good for staying in Vrindavan, there are many such Dharamshalas that provide AC , NON AC, and normal rooms.
The arrangement of staying in Dharamshala is very good. You can also book online at Dharamshala