Mathura

“Lord Krishna’s birthplace or Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi” is how this sacred city called “Mathura” located in Uttar Pradesh is popularly known as. A popular temple called “Keshav Dev” built on the site of Krishna’s birth is located in this city. It is also the administrative center of the Mathura district. Alternatively, once upon time in the past this city was also known to be a vibrant economic “hub”. It has also been selected by the Government of India as a heritage city via a program called “Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana” Important travel information related to this city where “Lord Krishna was born” is as follows.

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a. Best time to visit Mathura:

The perfect time to visit this sacred town is in between October and November since the climate during this period is pleasant with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 14 degrees Celsius.

b. How to reach Mathura?

Mathura Map

1. By train:

This “City of Krishna” has its own railway station. The Mathura Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

2. By bus:

There are a number of bus services that connects Mathura to major cities such as Delhi, Agra, Varanasi etc.

3. By air:

The closest domestic airport to Mathura is located in Agra at a distance of 49 km. The Kheria Airport, Agra is well connected to most of the major cities in the country. The nearest international airport to this holy city is situated in New Delhi.

c. Religious significance:

According to popular folklore Lord Krishna was born in a cell located in this city. Yet another myth states that this city is in fact the same land that Prince Shatrughna in the Ramayana had captured after destroying a demon called “Lavanasura”. It was also in this city that Lord Krishna is supposed to have killed his evil uncle Kansa. This city eventually lost its religious significance during the Mughal Rule which was then reestablished when Chaitanya  Mahaprabhu visited the city in 1515.

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