The nucleus of Brajbhoomi, Mathura is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of around 145 km from Delhi and 58 km from Agra. Vrindavan is located on the banks of Yamuna at around 15 km from Mathura city. Mathura-Vrindavan is a religious place and lakhs of pilgrims visit it every year. Mathura-Vrindavan tours are less hectic because of convenient travel facilities offered in the state. The famous Delhi-Agra highway passes through Mathura city, offering good connectivity to the city. The nearest airport is at Kheria in Agra, just 60 km away. This city is well connected to major cities of India, through rail or road. Local transport is based on buses, rickshaws, horse carts and others.
Brajbhoomi offers comfortable accommodation, making Mathura-Vrindavan tours a pleasant experience. There are not many restaurants but hotels provide quality food services, serving multi- cuisine delicious dishes. Some of the popular hotels in Mathura-Vrindavan include Sheetal Regency, Brijwasi Royal, Hotel Goverdhan Palace and many more..
Major attractions in Mathura-Vrindavan are temples with wonderful architecture. Shri Krishna Janmabhumi is the temple with a small prison where Lord Krishna was supposed to be born. Dwarkadish temple of Mathura is an attraction due to its carvings and paintings. Banke-Bihari temple of Vrindavan is India's one of the famous temples. Radha Madana-Mohana temple was the first temple of Vrindavan. Srila Sanatana Gosvami established it. Vrindavan's one of the luxurious temples is Jaipur temple, which was built by the Maharaja of Jaipur. Radha Vallabha temple of Vrindavan was founded by Harivamsa Gosvami. Govinda Dev temple was built by Raja Man Singh of Jaipur, and is a testimony of architectural lustre. Ranghbhumi is a place where Kansa was killed by Krishna. Rang Ji Temple is the Vrindavan's longest temple, constructed by Seth Govind Das Ji and Seth Laxmi Chand Ji.
Excursions to nearby places can also be arranged while on Mathura-Vrindavan tours. Govardhan, named after the 'Govardhan Hillock,' is situated around 26 km from Mathura. Kusum Sarovara is the best swimming spot. Radha Kund is just 5 km away from Govardhan. Nandgaon is around 51 km from Mathura and is known as the home of Shri Krishna's foster father Nand. Gokul is about 15 km away from Mathura and is a very sacred place.
Mathura-Vrindavan tours can be made more memorable by tasting the mouth-watering varieties of sweets, which are being prepared here. Mathura pedas are famous milk sweets, found all over India. Mathura-Vrindavan is famous for the milk-based sweets. Here you can also come across a variety of nice embroideries, which reflect the typical north Indian culture. Mathura being the birth place of Krishna, markets are flooded with impressive collections of numerous religious sculptures, paintings, portraits, holy pendants and rings.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/16