A great city that bares a history of so many centuries, Mathura in the State of Uttar Pradesh is mainly regarded as the birthplace of a most benevolent lord of the Hindu Pantheon. A sacred town with an array of holy shrines and sacred kunds, Mathura boast of numerous legends and myths, which has gained deep-rooted beliefs in the people.
The most holy city of the Vaishnava cult, Mathura welcomes the visitors with the countless tales of the blue god. Each and every spot in this miraculous city has some connection with the most humane incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The serene banks of the river Yamuna and its holy Ghats attribute the religious fervor of the city to a great extent.
British called Mathura as Muttara and the Greeks gave it the name Modoura, the literal meaning of the word is 'city of gods', a sobriquet well suited to its serene ambiance. Though this city is linked mainly with the fable and cult of the Krishna, it is as sacred as to the Jains and Buddhists also.
Summer 22 to 45 C
Winter 4 to 32 C
Oct - Mar
Getting to Mathura
Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi is the nearest one, which is 182 km away from Mathura. Delhi airport is well connected with major cities within the country and abroad.
Mathura Railway junction is an important rail head in the Mumbai - Delhi, Chennai - Delhi rail route. Regular train services are available from Mathura to Delhi Shatabdi Exp, Mumbai Bdts Garib Rath, Kolkata Toofan Exp and Chennai G T Exp along with many other cities in India.
Mathura is well connected with nearby cities like Agra, Faizabad and Allahabad by state owned road transport corporation buses. Tourist Deluxe bus services are available from Delhi to Mathura.
Distance from Delhi Around 182 km.