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Famously known as the birthplace of the most-loved Hindu deity, Krishna, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh brings in thousands of devotees here everyday. The city is just an hour’s drive away from Agra and is located on the banks of the River Yamuna. There are 25 ghats and a number of temples all along the banks of the river. Mathura has one of the oldest histories in India, with the ancient city being mentioned the epic Ramayana. Ancient Mathura was also an economic hub and a major part of the Silk Route. It was also known as a prominent Buddhist centre with over 20 large monasteries that once housed over 3000 monks. Most of these beautiful sites were destroyed after the sackings of Afghan and Mughal troops and the rise of the Hinduism in the city. Today only salvaged sculptures remain and are housed in Mathura’s Archaeological Museum. Mathura is set an average altitude of 174m above sea level and experiences extreme summers and winters. From the months of April to June the city experiences summer with temperatures ranging from 28°C to about 40°C. It is not advisable to visit this city at this time as it can be difficult to go sightseeing in the extreme heat. During the months of July to September, the city receives heavy showers with temperatures ranging around 27°C to about 35°C. It is during these months (August or September) that the city celebrates Janmashtami or the birth of Lord Krishna, which brings in floods of devotees. You’ll find a number of good hotels in Mathura at this time, if you’re planning to visit the city. Even though the monsoon is an excellent time to visit, the best time to explore Mathura is from the months of October to March. The temperatures range from a cool 9°C to a pleasant 21°C at this time and you’ll be able to experience Holi like nowhere else right here.
There are number of excellent hotels in Mathura, if you’re planning to visit this historic city. Whether you’re here on a pilgrimage or just to explore, there are a number of accommodation options available to suit the needs of different travellers. You will find everything starting from the most basic budget hotels to more expensive luxury hotels. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation, there are a number of 2-star, 3-star and budget hotels in Mathura to choose from. Hotels like Treebo provide comfortable rooms with excellent room service and other amenities for budget travellers. If you’re looking to book hotels in Mathura, take a look at Treebo’s comfortable hotels in the city. Treebo is currently available in Masani near the Delhi Link Road.
When looking for the best places to stay in Mathura, you might feel a little confused with the number of options available. It is important to evaluate which neighbourhood would suit your purpose of travel before you look for hotels in Mathura. To stay close to some of the most popular temples in Mathura, choose hotels in Masani. This locality is situated on the east side of the River Yamuna and has a number of beautiful temples to visit. Mathura is served by four major railway stations and if you’re catching an early train, you can choose to stay in hotels near Mathura Railway Station that are situated in localities like Mayur Vihar, Akbarpur, or Shantinagar.
Mathura has a unique culture, specifically called Barj that is centred around on Lord Krishna and his stories. The best time to see this unique culture in all its splendor is during one of Mathura’s many festivals. Definitely one of the biggest celebrations in the city is Krishna Janmashtami in August or September. At this time the birth of Krishna is commemorated with live plays being put up around the city. Dahi Handi is one tradition that takes place at this time where teams of young men create human pyramids to break a pot of butter that is hung high up on the streets. Make sure you complete your Mathura hotel booking in advance, as these hotels tend to sell out quickly at this time. Holi is another popular festival in the city, which is celebrated either in February or March. Rath Yatra held during the months of March or April is a grand car festival held every year in the city for about ten days. It is believed that Lord Shri Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Thakur Shri Balaram visit and bless devotees in the city at this time. Other popular festivals to witness are Guru Purnima, Bhai Duj, Goverdhan Puja, and Radha Ashtami.
One of the most obvious activities to try when in Mathura is temple hopping. Visit temples like Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Dwarkadhish Temple, Sri Krishna Janmashthan, Dwarkadhish Temple, Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, Vishram Ghat, and more. Other places of importance to visit include the Katra Mosque, Sati Burj, Govardhan Hill, Jama Masjid, the Ghats on the banks of the River Yamuna, Kusum Sarovar, Kans Qila, and the Mathura Museum. You will find accommodation in Mathura around these places of interest if you’re looking to spend your trip sightseeing. Mathura is known for its dairy products and a must try here is a sweetmeat called pede which is made from condensed milk. Other delicacies to try here are Jalebi, Chaat, Pani puri, Dhokla, Aloo Tikki and Lassi. A few restaurants to try these treats in are Status Restaurant, Shri Radha Krishna Family Restaurant, Heera Foods, Sagar Ratna, and Shree Rathnam. You can also enjoy a few of your meals at in-house restaurants in several Mathura hotels. Mathura boasts a number of vibrant bazaars to shop for souvenirs to take home. You can pick up anything from prayer books and flowers to silver jewelry and clothes from these markets. A few bazaars to visit to buy these specialty items are Holygate, Highway Plaza, Krishna Nagar Market, and Lal Bazaar.
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