|Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the
nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km south-east
of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. Covering an area of about
3,800 sq. km., today, Brajbhoomi can be divided into two distinct
units - the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places
like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side
of the Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan,
Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.
Shri Krishna Janam Bhoomi, It is believed that this is the place
where about 5,000 years ago lord Krishna was born in the prison
of King Kansa. While excavating this area, many old statues
were found which are now displayed in the museum. At present
this place has a beautiful temple of lord Krishna.
Dwarkadheesh Temple, Built in 1814, it is the main temple
of the town, during the festive days of Holi, Janmashtami
and Diwali, it is decorated grandiose: Situated on the city
outskirts, the temple carving and paintings are major attraction.
Archaeological Museum, Located at Dampier Park, it has one
of the finest collection of archaeological interest. Rare
items from the Gupta and Kushan period (400 B.C.-1200A.D.)
are on display. Major attraction for tourists.
Access by Air:
The nearest airport for Mathura is at Agra (62km) and Delhi
Access by Rail:
Mathura can be reached by railways easily as it is well connected
to all the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Jaipur,
Lucknow and Chennai.
Access by Road:
Mathura has two bus stands. Regular bus services are available
from the major cities to Mathura.
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