Mathura is a city of heritage and historical significance. From ancient temples to forts, you can explore several places of cultural, religious, and historical value. So, if you’re thinking of planning a trip to the city, here’s a list of places you should explore around the Mathura Junction train station, Mathrua:
Initially known as the Curzon Museum, the Mathura Museum is a treat for history buffs. A scroll through the museum allows visitors to review a rare collection of archaeological discoveries, ancient relics, sculptures, and paintings dating back to the Mauryan, Gupta and Sunga Dynasties.
Shree Krishna Janmasthan
Devotees visiting the Shree Krishna Janmasthan Temple can offer prayers at the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The Temple is built around the prison cell where Lord Krishna’s parents were imprisoned. The Temple complex hosts vibrant Janmashtami and Holi celebrations, attracting thousands of national and international tourists.
Located about 2.7 kilometers from the MTJ Station, the Kans Qila is believed to be the palace of Lord Krishna’s maternal uncle, Kansa. Visitors heading to the Purana Qila get to admire a unique blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture.
Shri Dwarkadhish Temple
Built in 1814, the Shri Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the most ornate and beautiful temples devotees can visit in the holy city of Mathura. Adorned with stunning frescoes from Lord Krishna’s life, the temple hosts a black marble idol of Lord Dwarkadish, a form of Lord Krishna. The Temple is just a 30-minute drive from the MTJ Station.
Located on the banks of Yamuna, the Vishram Ghat is the city's main Ghat. This revered Ghat plays host to thousands of devotees every year who visit the city to bathe in its holy waters. Evening Arati at the Ghat and the floating of diyas in the river make for a stellar spectacle for both tourists and devotees.