Mathura is traditionally renowned as the capital of the Braj Boomi and is the birth place of Lord Krishna. It is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and is characterized by magnificent ghats, arched gateways and temple spires that accentuate the beauty of this town immensely. This holy town has so much to offer that the tourists should have ample time in hand before embarking on a tour to this magnificent town. There are many tourist attractions in Mathura and the most important ones are the sacred temples and shrines that are built here.
Some of the tourist attractions in Mathura that cannot be missed on a visit to this city are:
This temple is one of the most splendid and the most remarkable temples of Mathura. It was built in the year 1814 and is located in the heart of the city. It is presently the most visited temple of Mathura and currently managed by the followers of the Vallabha sect. It lies on the eastern part of Mathura and is recognized for its architectural magnificence.
It is the repository of the finest collection of archaeological importance and is located at Dampier Park. You will find rare items belonging to the Gupta and Kushan period (400 B.C.-1200A.D) that are put on display. The other things you will come across are the collections of Mathura School of Sculptures. This museum is an ideal place for an insight into study of Indian Art and Iconography.
It is one of the most remarkable tourist attractions in Mathura and is highly venerated by the tourists. This place is said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. According to the people the present temple is built over spot of the prison where Lord Krishna was born.
Kusum Sarovar: The most striking among the Mathura tourist attractions actually is this 450 feet long tank that dates back to the time of Lord Krishna. It has a depth of 60 feet and has many flights of stairs from all the sides. It is a half an hour walk from another famous tank which is called Radha Kunj.
If your vacations coincide with the events and festivals that are celebrated here, then the charm of celebrating the vacations will simply accentuate. Some of the famous festivals celebrated with a lot of pomp here are Janmashtami and Braj Yatra.