Places to visit in Mathura, the birth place of Lord Shree Krishna
Mathura, the birth place of Lord Shree Krishna is located in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and one of the prominent North India Tourist Places. Mathura is among seven holy cities (Sapta Puri) where the Hindus visit to attain salvation. This sacred place also found its name mentioned in ancient Hindu epic “Ramayana”. Mathura was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni and Sikander Lodi, who attacked here to destroy temple and deities. Mathura has a great historic and religious significance and thousands of devotees and travelers visit here each day to experience the divinity of this sacred landmark. Mathura can be easily reached by train and road, you can also come to Delhi via flight and from here you may hire private cab or bus to reach Mathura, which is about 150 kilometers from Delhi. Here is the list of places to visit in Mathura, which will prove to be handy on your trip to Mathura.
Shree Krishna Janmabumi temple
It is one of the most important temples in India, located in the heart of the city near sacred river Yamuna, this place is believed to be the exact spot where Shree Krishna took birth. It is one of the most sought after place in Mathura, and one must definitely visit it.
Dwarkadhish temple is another important temple in the holy city of Mathura. It is visited by hundreds of devotees each day and is regarded as the holiest landmark of the city. Dwarkadhish temple was built in 1814 and you should visit it during festivals like Holi, Diwali, Janmashtami.
Gita Mandir is built by Birla Group and entire Gita is inscribed on it. It is one of the most sought after attraction in the city. The temple has interesting architecture and the best time to visit it is during Hindu festivals when it is decorated with lights and lamps.
It is one of the important Ghat in the city of Mathura, and like many other landmarks in Mathura, which is associated with Krishna tales, this Ghat is no exception. It is believed that Lord Shree Krishna took rest in Vishram ghat after killing Kansa.
Jama Masjid was built in the year 1661, by Nabir Khan (Governor of Aurangzeb). Jama Masjid has a great historical significance. It is located near Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and has a magnificent structure.
Mathura is rich in the field of art and is recognized in India for its great contributions. The Mathura museum houses some unique artifacts. It was built in the year 1874 and the place is one of the popular attractions in the city. If you want to do research in the field of arts, then there is no better place than this one.
Mathura and Vrindavan together is an awesome single day trip from Delhi. Visiting there leaves a deep impact on our mind. Mathura is a place that everyone should definitely visit once in his lifetime. These were the list of places to visit in Mathura. If you have been to Mathura before, please share your experiences in comments.