|How to get there: |
The nearest airport is Kheria in Agra (62 kms.) and is connected to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. From there, one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mathura.
|By Railways: |
Mathura has good railway connections with all major cities.
|By Roadways: |
There are regular bus services to and from Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Deeg. One can drive to Mathura from any of these cities and in Mathura you can easily get taxi, Auto and cycle rickshaw.
Mathura, the most ancient of Hindu cities overflows with devotees who come to pay obeisance to Lord Krishna’s birthplace. The nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra., 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 birth place of Lord Krishna - Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage, flocked by thousands of pilgrims daily.
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Mathura became a powerful principality under the Kushan Empire, whose greatest king was Kanishka (78 AD). The Chinese traveler Fa Hien, who visited Mathura around 400 AD, refers to Buddhist monasteries flourishing here. Located on the trade route and being a prosperous state, Mathura fell to the sword of invading armies. Mahmud of Ghazni in 1017, Sikandar Lodi in 1500, and the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb plundered and looted the city.
| Climate |
Mathura is hot in summers the day temperatures going up to 45° Centigrade. In winters comfortable, at 32°C in the day and 14°C at night. In monsoon months between July and September, the climate is dry.
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In Mathura : Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi Dwarkadheesh Temple, Archeological Museum, Kansa Qila
Places Close By : Vrindavan Mahaban – Gokul , Govardhan , Barsana - Nandgaon