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Krishna janambhoomi

Krishna janambhoomi  Video Review
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Sri Krishna Janmasthan

Samai Vashistha
13th Jan 18

Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit  Video Review
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Radha Kund

Rahul Gupta
1st Nov 17

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1Kesar Malai Doodh In Mathura
Kesar Malai Doodh In Mathura

Kesar Malai Doodh is a winter delicacy. The milk is boiled in a heavy bottom pan and the cream that comes on top due to boiling is collected separately. In this process of separating the cream, the milk thickens gradually. The steaming hot thickened milk is then poured from a height into the steel tumblers to make the foam and it is then topped with the collected cream. The rich creamy milk, topped with the cream and flavored with saffron is absolutely delicious when served during the cold winters.

HolidayIQ.com Traveller Mayank from Kanpur, "Don't forget to taste 'badam' milk & 'mishri makhan' of Mathura.”

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2Reunite with oneself at this divine pilgrimage spot
Reunite with oneself at this divine pilgrimage spot

This ancient hub of civilization and culture is a pilgrimage for the Hindus. Around the year, you can notice a number of fairs and festivals in Mathura. Places like Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat, Prem Mandir, Iskcon Temple, and Baldeo Temple are some of the attraction that is a must visit while in the city. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Pradeep Kumar from Ludhiana shares, “Mathura is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the country. We visited Vrindavan extensively - its famous ancient temples. Among the temples Radha Damodar, Radha Shyam Sundar and Madan Mohan temples are must visit. Kaliya Daha Ghat is a prominent place in Vrindavan. Radha Kund and Shyam Kund are the two holiest tanks in Vrindavan. Also, must visits are Nand Gain and Kans Karagar.”

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3And For The Stories & Traditions You'll Soak In While Visiting The Colourful Town Of Mathura
And For The Stories & Traditions You'll Soak In While Visiting The Colourful Town Of Mathura

Travelling helps you gain experiences that can’t be matched by any school or book. A wise man is one who has lived a life full of valuable experiences. You can either live a half empty life or live a full life filled with stories of backpacking or hitchhiking. The choice is yours.

HolidayIQ Traveller Parth Sabharwal from New Delhi shares, “Mathura is very religious place, Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir the place where Bhagwan Krishna was born. In this mandir nobody is allowed to take his mobile inside, one has to deposit it to the specified counters of the mandirs entrance gates. In this temple the same place can be seen of ancient time, the jail of kans where the father and mother of Krishna were being imprisoned by the kans. Beautiful temple at beautiful place.”

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4Sarkari Theka Bhang, Mathura
Sarkari Theka Bhang, Mathura

On your visit to Mathura-Govardhan do not forget to visit this licensed bhang shop near the bus stop, Sarkari Theka Bhang. They sell bhang golis and lassis.

"It was a Mathura-Vrindavan trip. We enjoyed a lot. There is direct commutation from Railway Station to Janmbhumi (Mathura). Special attraction is Peda of "Brijwasi Mithai Wala". There is a GolGappa shop (very small shop counter at corner on the turn towards Janmbhumi fro main road). So tasty. Vrindavan is great place. After darshan you can enjoy Lassi and Tikki in the market," says HolidayIQ Traveller Amit. 

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5You Still Haven't Seen How Beautiful The Birthplace Of Lord Krishna Is
You Still Haven't Seen How Beautiful The Birthplace Of Lord Krishna Is

Mathura is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Mathura has contributed significantly to Indian culture through its rich heritage, especially to Hindu culture and tradition. The famous Rasleela of Mathura is an inherent part of Indian culture and is an intrinsic part of the Holi celebrations.

HolidayIQ traveller Parth Sabharwal from New Delhi shares, “Mathura is very religious place, Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir the place where Bhagwan Krishna was born. In this mandir nobody is allowed to take his mobile inside, one has to deposit it to the specified counters of the mandirs entrance gates. In this temple the same place can be seen of ancient time, the jail of kans where the father and mother of Krishna were being imprisoned by the kans. Beautiful temple at beautiful place.”

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Reviews (71)

Ashik Ivor

Ashik Ivor4.3/5

5 reviews

Best place for holi festival

I visited Mathura for celebrating the Holi festival and it was worth going. Holi is celebrated here for one week, but I went for the 2 main days of the festival . . The rooms are cheaper there, maximum 500. The best way and cheapest way of transport is sharing auto. Hardly they charge 20rs.

Pradeep Patnaik

Pradeep Patnaik4.3/5

4 reviews

Holy place with a difference.

Journey is very much charming. It is a famous pilgrimage place with lot of crowd. One should reach nearest the temples only by an e-rickshaw. The town is having much hotels. Must see temple is "Prem Mandir". It is a temple of Radha and Krishna, but each and every emblem of Hindu God and Goddess are available. The night vision is more charming and fabulous.

Mathura Overview

History of Mathura

A small city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is located at the banks of the river Yamuna and is a place rich in ancient history. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is therefore considered a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Thousands of devotees come every year to offer their prayers and visit the temples here. The Krishna Janambhoomi Temple was built in ancient times at the site believed to be the exact birthplace of Krishna.

Since ancient times, Mathura has been a hub of Indian culture and civilisation. It has been ruled in turns by the kings of Solar and Lunar dynasties and in the process became a site revered by Hindus, Jains, Buddhists as well as followers of the Brahmanical faith.

Apart from the Shri Krishna Janambhoomi, Mathura is home to the famous Jama Masjid, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Gita mandir, and Vishram Ghat which is the sacred spot where Lord Krishna is believed to have rested after slaying the tyrant ruler Kansa. The Government Museum in Mathura is one of the best museums and attracts people with archaeological interest. The museum has some of the best collections of uncommon items from the Gupta and Kushan period (400 BC-1200AD). Most of the artefacts here belong to the Mathura School of Architecture that was parallel to the then famous Gandhara School of Art.

Mathura has contributed significantly to Indian culture through its rich heritage, especially to Hindu culture and tradition. The famous Raaslila of Mathura is an inherent part of Indian culture and is an intrinsic part of the Holi celebrations. Raaslila is the tradition of folk song and dance that depicts the dance of Lord Krishna with the gopis (milkmaids) on the banks of the river Yamuna.

During Holi, Mathura comes alive. The festival attracts national and international tourists to this town. A few kilometers away, tourists can also visit Barsana where the interesting tradition of Lath Mar Holi is observed. Traditionally, for Lath Mar Holi, men and women gather at the Radha Rani Temple in Barsana and women drive away men by beating them with sticks just as Lord Krishna was chased away by gopis when he tried teasing Radha and her friends.

People and Culture of Mathura

Mathura is also known for its milk and is famous for ghee (clarified butter) that is considered one of the best in the country. The place is known for its various milk sweets and Mathura peda and khurchan are famous.

Although devotees throng the place throughout the year, it is best to visit Mathura during the months of October to March since the weather remains pleasant. Summer in Mathura is quite hot. However, the autumn and spring season is quite comfortable and even winter is bright and cool making it a good time to visit the place.

Things To Do in Mathura

Delhi international airport is the closest airport from Mathura at a distance of 147 km. Delhi airport connects with all major cities within the country and abroad. From Delhi, tourists have to hire a taxi to reach Mathura and it costs about INR 2500. Mathura Railway junction is a major rail head with regular train services available from Mathura to Delhi and also to other cities in India. There are regular taxi services available from Mathura to reach nearby destinations. State owned road transport corporation buses ply between Mathura and nearby cities like Agra, Faizabad and Allahabad. There are deluxe buses available from Delhi to Mathura, which costs about INR 500 per head.

Photos of Mathura

Radha Kund, Mathura

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Jagdish Raval

Radha Kund and its premises

There is so much to see in Mathura.

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