Mathura

About Mathura

Krishna temple in Mathura.

Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Agra, and 145 kilometres (90 miles) south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres (14 miles) from Govardhan. It is the administrative centre of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. During the ancient period, Mathura was an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes. The 2011 census of India estimated the population of Mathura to be 441,894.

According to Hindu scriptures Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Shri Krishna.

Mathura at a Glance

Altitude 287 Meters
Temp Summer - 45 ( Max) and 22 (Min) Degrees Celsius
Winter - 31 ( Max) and 4 ( Min) Degrees Celsius
Best time to Go October - March
Mansoon July - September
Summer April - June
Winter December - February
Clothes Cottons in Summer and Woolens in Winter
Hospital and Doctor Has a District Hospital and Methodist Hospital to handle Medical emergencies

Transportation of Mathura

Rail

Mathura is well connected by train from major cities in India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Alwar, Jaipur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Rewa, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi etc. City is served by four stations,Mathura Junction being the biggest one connecting to West, North and Southern India. Mathura Cantt connects to eastern Uttar Pradesh. Bhuteshwar serves for local trains for Delhi, Delhi NCR, Agra, Bharatpur and Alwar. Another station Krishnajanmabhoomi connects to Vrindavan via rail bus.

Road

Mathura is well connected by road to the rest of Uttar Pradesh and India. NH 2 (Delhi-Howrah) Highway passes through the city and connects to National Highway 3 (to Mumbai), a part of which is known as Mathura Road. NH-11 (Agra to Bikaner) and NH-93(Moradabad) are also prominent arterial highways. Yamuna Expressway also connects to Mathura and in fact it is the shortest way to reach Mathura by road.

The city is served by Upsrtc, JNNURAM, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, DTC, Chandigarh and Punjab state transportation bus companies. Mathura depot, run by upsrtc - the Uttar Pradesh state bus company - runs 120 buses. Direct buses are available to Alwar, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Haridwar, Rohtak and other Indian cities. An intercity JnNURM bus facility also exists.

How to Reach

Nearest Airport

Kheria (agra), 62 Km.

Nearest Railway Station

Mathura (Major Halt of the western Railway network)

Nearest Bus Station

Mathura (Directly connected with Agra and Delhi)

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