Places To Visit In Mathura

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Here are the top 23 tourist attractions to see in Mathura:

1. Lathmar Holi

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places to visit in Mathura

Holi, a festival of colours that marks the victory of good over evil is one of the main festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm throughout India. Lathmar Holi is celebrated 4-5 days prior to the festivities of other states. However, it is interesting to note how this festival is celebrated in a rather peculiar way in Nandgaon and Barsana towns in Mathura-district of Uttar Pradesh. The towns are located some 42 kms from Mathura and are extremely popular for the celebrations during Holi. The natives are known for their interesting way of playing Holi with not only colours but also sticks. Thandai (a sweet drink) and Holi go hand in hand, so don't miss out on it!

2. Govardhan Hill

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23 km
from city center
2 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

Govardhan Hill or the Giri Raj is situated at a distance of 22 km from Vrindavan. It has been stated in the Holy Bhagwat Gita that according to Lord Krishna, Govardhan Parvat is not different from him. Therefore, all his worshipers worship the pure rocks of the hill just like they worship his idol.

3. Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

It is believed that this temple is situated at the place where Lord Krishna was born and the result of many excavations has tried to prove this belief.

4. Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura

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2 km
from city center
4 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

The Dwarkadhish Temple, touted as one of the holiest temples in Mathura, is famous all over the country for its elaborate architecture and paintings. Built in 1814, the temple is relatively new but is highly revered. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dwarkadheesh, a form of Lord Krishna known as Dwarkanath, depicted in a black marble idol.

5. Vishram Ghat

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2 km
from city center
5 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

Vishram Ghat is a revered and sacred bathing ghat located at about 4.5 kilometres from Mathura Junction on the banks of River Yamuna. It is the main ghat of Mathura and is central to 25 other ghats. It is believed that Lord Krishna rested at this place after killing Kansa, the evil demon king

6. Birla Mandir Mathura

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2 km
from city center
6 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

Located on the Vrindavan - Mathura Road is the famous Birla Mandir, also popularly known as Gita Mandir. It is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan - an avatar of Vishnu. The architecture of the temple speaks of its magnificence and the exquisite carvings and paintings of its grandeur.

7. Rangji Mandir

4 km
from city center
7 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

Rangji Temple, situated on the Vrindavan - Mathura Marg, is dedicated to Lord Sri Goda Ranagamannar - a South Indian Vaishnava Saint and Lord Ranganatha - an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The highlight of the temple is the idol of Krishna present in the form of bridegroom with Goda (Andal) as his bride.

8. Radha Kund

18 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Situated near Govardhan Hill in the small town in Mathura is one of the holiest places in Braja - the Radha Kund and Shyam Kund. The two holy water tanks lying next to each other are considered to be the supreme of all holy places, containing pure and sacred water, also known to contain magical properties to heal for conception.

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9. Kusum Sarovar

19 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Located between Govardhan and Radha Kund in Vrindavan, Mathura, Kusum Sarovar is a beautiful reservoir fringed by palatial sandstone building from the bygone era. The reservoir has a flight of stairs which can be used to descend in the pond. The sarovar is believed to have got its name from one of the girl attendants of Radha, named Kusum. The water is ideal for swimming and dips. Kusum Sarovar also has several temples and ashrams in the vicinity.

10. Radha Vallabh Mandir

10 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Situated near Gotam Nagar on the cliff near Bankey Bihari temple is the Radha Vallabh Mandir, one of the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. This temple is the epitome of the sacred and divine love of Radha and Krishna, displayed in the rarest form 'Ras-bhakti'. Enshrined by Lord Krishna, the temple does not have a deity of Radha. Instead, it has a crown placed next to Lord Krishna to signify her presence.

11. Mathura Museum

1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Initially known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, Government Museum Mathura is located at Dampier Park. Also called Mathura Museum locally, the repository is one of the finest in the country and houses a fairly big collection of ancient relics, sculptures, coins and paintings.

12. Jama Masjid Mathura

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2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

The Jama Masjid was constructed in the year 1661 by Nabir Khan, the Governor of Aurangzeb. The Jama Masjid has four 40m high minarets and a raised courtyard. The highlight of the mosque is the facade inscribed with 99 names of Allah in the Persian script.

13. Kokilavan

40 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Kokilavan, situated near Kosi Kalan in Mathura, houses the famous Shani Temple, dedicated to Shani Dev (Saturn) and his guru Barkhandi Baba. Since the site is located amidst the jungle hence, it has also come to be known as Kokilavan Dham. The pilgrims perform a parikrama of the temple and take a dip in the holy kund here.

14. Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir

4 km
from city center
14 out of 23
places to visit in Mathura

Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir is a revered Hindu temple situated in Garravkendra, Mathura dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Bhuteshwar Mahadev. It is also a Shaktipeeth where the ringlet of Mata Sati fell after her body was destroyed. The shrine is considered auspicious and unique as it is one of the very few temples in the city which is not dedicated to Lord Krishna.

15. Vaishno Devi Dham

9 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Vaishno Devi Dham in Mathura, popularly known as Ma Vaishno Devi Mandir is dedicated to Ma Vaishno Devi who is believed to grant boons to her devotees. Established by Shri J C. Chaudhry, the temple is visited by pilgrims to worship the magnificent idol of Ma Vaishno Devi alongside serving the poor.

16. Kans Qila

2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Located on the banks of the serene Yamuna River, Kans Qila is an ancient fortress in Mathura dedicated to Kans - the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Situated near the Krishna Ganga Ghat and Gau Ghat, the fort is a popular tourist spot and has been constructed as a fusion of Hindu- Muslim architecture. Kans ka Qila is in a dilapidated state due to negligence but is still thronged by tourists and alike.

17. Gopeshvar Mahadev Temple

2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Situated in Vashimat in Vrindavan, Mathura, Gopishvar Mahadev Temple is Lord Gopeshwar - incarnation of God Shiva in a feminine form. The idol is decorated and decked up imagining it to be a female friend (sakhi) of Lord Krishna. The shrine is especially popular among the devotees and is visited by pilgrims from far and wide.

18. Jai Gurudev Mandir

2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Also known as Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir, Jaigurudev Mandir is dedicated to Baba Jai Gurudev, located on the National Highway 2, between Delhi and Agra. The celebrated man is a revered guruji among the devotees and he also runs a charitable organization and ashram. The temple hosts an annual Bhandaar festival which attracts hordes of pilgrims.

19. Chamunda Devi Temple Mathura

3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

Situated on the Chamunda Devi Marg in Mathura, Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the 51 shaktipeeth.

20. Potara Kund

1 km
from city center
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Potara Kund is one of the four kunds in Mathura and is the water pond where baby clothes of Lord Krishna were washed in his childhood. The water tank is made in red sandstone and hs steps to descend inside. The place is a popular tourist spot and is thronged by pilgrims.

21. Dauji Mandir

2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

About 18 kilometres from Mathura is one of the most revered temples of the country, the Dauji Mandir. The temple has stood for over 5000 years since 1535 AD and is one of the oldest temples in the city. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Balarama, who was the elder sibling of Lord Krishna.

22. Dolphin The Water World

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places to visit in Mathura

Sprawling over 14 acres of land area, Dolphin The Water Park was established in 2002 and has been a popular source of recreation and entertainment for the city dwellers and tourists ever since. The water cum theme park offers a variety of rides and fun games both for adults and kids, They also have height based separate swimming pools.

23. Nandgaon

855 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mathura

The famous Lathmar Holi on Mathura-Vrindavan is celebrated 4-5 days prior to the festivities of other states. This celebration takes place in the Radha Rani temple in Barsana and lasts for a week where men and women indulge themselves in colours, songs, dances and of course the lathis!

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How can I commute within Mathura?

Auto rickshaws as well as cycle rickshaws are present for travel within the city. Local buses also ply here.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Mathura?

The top sightseeing places in Mathura are Lathmar Holi, Govardhan Hill, Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple , Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura, Vishram Ghat, Birla Mandir Mathura.
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