Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Kusum Sarovar, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mathura: Birthplace of Krishna

What is Mathura famous for?

Mathura is one of the holiest cities for the Hindus in the world. It is ranked seventh in the list of the most sacred places for Hindus on the Earth. The fact that makes it so unique to the Hindus is that this city was the birthplace of Lord Krishna. This city is one of the most beautiful cities, and it has all types of temples and ghats over it. It is also famous for pilgrimage centres so that anyone can visit here beyond region or religion.


1. Government Museum

Government Museum - Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Government Museum – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

This Government Museum is one of the oldest monuments of Mathura. It was built in the year 1874. This museum boasts of having many legendary art pieces, science sculptures, and many coins made of gold and silver. As this is an art and science museum, you will find that this museum is filled with students, teachers, and tourists all around the year. The best thing about this museum is that it is made up of red sandstone and attracts people interested in art.

Entry Time:  10:30AM – 04:30PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry Fee: 5/- INR

2. Tilak Dwar

Tilak Dwar - Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Tilak Dwar – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Tilak Dwar is the most beautiful monument in the whole of Mathura, and because of its beauty, it is also called the Holy Gate. If you ever plan on visiting this place, then be prepared to experience the highest quality local life of Mathura. When we head down through the gate, we see many local shops selling favourite things, whether eateries or the clothes that make Mathura very special.

Entry Fee: No special Fee

Entry Time: No specific entry time

3. Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple - Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Dwarkadhish Temple – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Dwarkadhish temple is a must-visit on every tourist list. It became one of the major tourist attractions because of its outstanding beauty and mesmerizing architecture. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and if by any chance you happen to visit this temple at the start of the monsoon, then you would be able to experience the monsoon swings. This temple is at its very best during the Janmashtami.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Summer Aarti Timings:

Magala : 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Shringar: 7:40 AM – 7:55 AM

Gwal: 8:25 AM – 8:45 AM

Rajbhog: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Utthanpan: 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Bhog: 4:45 PM – 5:05 PM

Aarti: 5:20 PM – 5:40 PM

Sayan: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Winter Aarti Timings :

Mangla: 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Shringar: 7:40 AM – 7:55 AM

Gwal: 8:25 AM – 8:45 AM

Rajbhog: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Utthanpan: 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Bhog: 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

Aarti: 6:00 PM

4. Vishram Ghat

Vishram Ghat - Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Vishram Ghat – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Vishram Ghat is the most famous ghat that Mathura has had to offer amongst the twenty-five others. It is also holier than the other ghats because Lord Krishna rested here at this ghat after finishing the historic battle with Kansa. This is also the most famous bathing spot and is located at the banks of the river Yamuna. This place is even more beautiful due to the variety of colours used on the building built on the banks, as the reflections of those buildings look amazing in the water during sunset.

Aarti Timing:

Summer: Morning: 07:00AM to 07:15AM, Evening: 07:00PM

Winter: Morning: 06:45AM to 07:00 AM, Evening: 07:00PM

Boat Rides are available here: 30-50 per head.

5. Kusum Sarovar

Kusum Sarovar - Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Kusum Sarovar – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Kusum Sarovar is one of the beautiful sites to visit in Mathura. This place also has a historical significance as here Sita used to collect flowers and meet Lord Krishna and apart from this, you will also get the most amazing views here.

Entry Time: All through the day

Entry Fee: No


This place can be reached through a variety of means.

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi (147km)

Nearest Domestic Airport: Kheira Airport (69 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Mathura Junction

By Road: Bus services are also available inside and outside the state.

What is the best time to visit Mathura?


The best time to visit Mathura is from October to November. This time offers you a lot of scenic views. Winters (December to February) Also good. Nights are cool, and daytime is comfortable for trip plans.

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