Mathura is a religious city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is administrative headquarters of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. The city is considered as one of the holiest places for Hindu devotees as it is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The city of Mathura is one of the seven holiest cities in India. Owing to its importance latest news from Mathura can always be found. Enjoying the vicinity of Agra and Delhi, this city receives great footfalls round the year.
In ancient age, the city was a major economic hub in the region as it was situated on the famous caravan routes. Even today the city is a hub of trade and commerce. With establishment of Mathura refinery the city has shot into fame.
The city of Mathura is widely acclaimed for its various temples situated in and around city. Keshav Dev is considered as the site of lord Krishna's birthplace. Some epics tell that the city had served as the capital of the Kansa, the atrocious maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Owing to prominence of the city, thousands of Hindu devotees from different corners of the world come to this city to seek blessing of lord Krishna.
The city is replete with tourist attraction and places of religious significance. Some of the places of tourist interests in and around Mathura are Akhand Jyoti Sansthan, Basantar Park, Birla Temple, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Gayatri Tapo Bhumi, Gita Mandir, Govardhan Hill, Goventment Museum, (At Dampier Park), Jaigurudeo Temple (also named Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir), Jama Masjid , Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Bankey Bihari Temple (Bihari Ji Temple), Mathura Jain Chorasi, Mathura Refinery, Old Fort (Kans Quila), Rifle Club of Mathura, Shri Dwarika Dheesh Temple, Shri Ganesh Temple, Shri Krishna Janm Bhoomi Temple, Vishram Ghat and others.
A same day trip from Delhi to Mathura can also be made. The city is well connected from different cities of India through excellent road and rail networks. The services of Delhi or Agra airports can be availed by tourists.
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