Mathura Tourism & Travel Guide

The melodious chorus of temple bells, the sweet fragrance of incense and the positive energy in Mathura city all come together to offer you an experience unlike another. The most popular temple in the birthplace of Shri Krishna is the Dwarkadesh Temple, which is home to a lovely shrine of Lord Krishna and Radha among other deities. And if you happen to visit the temple during the festivals of Janmashtami, Diwali and Holi, you'll be in for a huge surprise. The energy of the temple and the city will take you by storm and you will fall in love with the small energetic town. The culture of Mathura is perhaps what attracts people to this lovely town rather than its mythological importance, though one can't deny or undermine its mythological significance. Among other places to visit, you can head to Vishram Ghat, Rangji temple and Govind Deo temple. Sacred for both Jains and Buddhists, Mathura sees people from across the world. A meeting point for people from all cultures, there is much to learn and explore in this lovely city. Finding a place to to stay here is not a problem at all since there are a number of small dharamshalas as well as luxurious resorts.
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Trips and Itineraries for Mathura

His juniors from Diploma College PMV Mathura came to pick me up at the station and I halted the night in Mathura....

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After passing by Mathura so many times on my way to my hometown in Rajasthan and fighting the impulse to jump out and explore this historic town whenever the train halted at Mathura, last weekend I just decided to go on a one day trip to Mathura....

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Top Places To Visit in Mathura 45 Spots

Gokul, Mahaban Bangar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Holi at Gokulगोकुल : गोकुल के बच्चे और गोपियाँWidows HoliHere widows come together and celebrate this festival of colors with utmost joy at Pagal Baba Temple.Basic InformationHow to reachNearest Airport: DelhiNearest Railway Station: MathuraGet a shared auto outside railway station/ bus stops for Vrindavan.Stay in Vrindavan during HoliVrindavan has a lot of options to stay, but booking your room in advance is always the best option because most places are packed during the festival. Most of the rooms here are simple and are available at very cheap prices (starting from Rs.300 per night for a double bedroom). My stay : Tulsi Niwas, Vrindavan 7895637108 (To book in advance or to ask directions )Warnings and PrecautionsBe careful with the monkeys as they snatch specs and phones while walking in the streets and you have to buy frooti for them to return not guaranteeing the one piece. You should be careful with the thefts especially man carrying wallets and phone in pockets. When I was there 2 of my friends lost phone and wallet both and there is no sense of FIR and police station visits. Women must be especially cautious in large celebrations and on crowded streets as the combination of color, chaos, alcohol and bhang (an intoxicant made of cannabis leaves) can create an anything-goes atmosphere that men take advantage of, for groping and occasional sexual assaults. With the proper precautions (go out in a group, ideally with some men included) you should be able to keep the celebration a joyous one.If you are travelling alone or your main purpose is photography, prefer the dates 2-3 days before the actual Holi as crowd gets worsened as the holi approaches near and thefts and sexual assaults/ groping become common even inside the temples. Women become the main target for water gun shots and balloons.2018 Holi dates23rd Feb 2018 - Barsana Lathmar Holi24th Feb 2018 - Nandgaon Holi26th Feb 2018- Phoolon wali holi , Banke Bihari Temple 4PM27th Feb 2018 - Gokul Holi & Widows Holi1st March 2018 - Holi at Banke Bihari Temple / Holika Dahan in the evening2nd March 2018 - Holi Procession at Mathura and across India
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Banks of River Yamuna, Mathura
I just sat here for a coupe of hours and felt strangely calm even amidst the crowd and the chaos
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Weekend Getaways from Mathura  

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The capital city of India is a glorious concoction of the old and the new. Temples that are centuries old, archaic Muslim quarters, and modern residencies, all exist alongside each other. Home to over a crore people, Delhi’s tourism is a treasure trove of historic gems, gardens, museums and a thriving food culture. Travel to the metropolis for the vibrant bazaars of Chandni Chowk that give way to Lutyens’ New Delhi, that is the pulse of the city. Among the numerous places to visit in Delhi city, for an insight into the magnificent Mughal era, go to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb, the towering sandstone mosque of Jama Masjid, and experience the sound and light show at Red Fort. Tourists can spend mornings at the extravagant Akshardham Temple and evenings at the Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah (shrine) that boasts of sufi music and delicious kebabs. Another popular attraction of Delhi city is its pulsating markets that from baubles to handicrafts, sell everything you can possibly think of. Those who have travelled to Delhi for its particular brand of food, won’t be disappointed. From hole-in-the-wall eateries and local student cafes in North Delhi to lavish restaurants and bars in South Delhi, there is no dish or cuisine you won’t find here. A huge incentive for Delhi’s tourism is its variety of public transport, wherein the Delhi Metro is the cheapest and easiest way to get around the city.


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