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Mathura Tour from Delhi

Mathura Tour from Delhi TourCode : 1311
Duration  2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination
Route  Delhi-Mathura-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Mathura

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi – On to Mathura (157 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)

Welcome to Delhi, the Grand Capital of India. On arrival at Delhi airport or Delhi railway station, begin your tour of ‘Mathura’. Proceed on a picturesque drive to Mathura. On arrival, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the various temples and ghats and the Kunds of Mathura. In the evening, visit the Yamuna Ghat to witness the Aarti. Overnight in Mathura.

Day 2: In Mathura

In the morning, depart for a full-day sightseeing of Gokul and Vrindavan. Visit the various sites, which still reverberate with the enchantment of Lord Krishna. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Mathura.

Day 3: On to Delhi (157 kms / approx. 3 hour drive)

Today, bid farewell to the ‘Mathura’ tour as you transfer to Delhi airport or Delhi railway station for your onward journey

Sightseeing

Being an important centre of pilgrimage, most of Mathura’s sights have a religious association, primarily related to the Krishna legend. The city is entered through the Holi Gate . The entire riverfront facing the Yamuna River is lined with temples and bathing ghats.

The Kansa Qila built by Raja Man Singh of Amber had an observatory added by Sawai Jai Singh. The fort is now in ruins and only the foundation is visible. Amongst the many ghats, the Vishram Ghat is the most important.

It is believed that Krishna rested here after killing his evil uncle Kansa. Every day, during the aarti or worship with oil lamps, cows, monkeys and turtles are fed at the ghat. There are 25 such ghats along the river, and it is possible to view the riverfront by boat.

From the ghats, narrow lanes lead into the bazaar or shopping area. The Dwarkadhish temple , built by the treasurer of the Gwalior State in 1815, is the most prominent landmark. A complex called the Shri Krishna Janamsthan , or Janambhoomi complex marks Krishna’s birthplace.

The shrine is open every day from dawn till 12 noon and from 4 pm till dusk. Next to the main shrine is a decorated modern temple called the Gita Mandir . It has scenes from the life of Krishna and the entire Bhagwad Gita (a Hindu holy text) inscribed on its walls.

Behind the Janambhoomi complex is the Katra Masjid . It was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, on the ruins of a Hindu temple. In recent times, the history of the mosque has been a cause for tension among religious groups. Due to threats of demolition by Hindu fundamentalists, there are security personnel stationed in the area, and all visitors are subjected to frisking. The Jama Masjid , built in 1661 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s governor, is another impressive Islamic structure. Mathura was at one time famous for its ponds or kunds. There were 159 of them originally, of which only four are left. The Potara Kund , near the Janambhumi complex, was said to have been used to wash the child Krishna’s clothes.

Mathura’s Archaeological Museum , in Dampier Park, was built in 1874 by the British. It houses a collection of rare Buddhist and Jain sculptures from the Kushana period. One of the most famous exhibits is a standing Buddha in the Abhaya mudra (fearless pose) from the 5th century AD. The Buddha is crowned by a halo and is dressed in flowing robes. Besides sculptures from the Mathura school, the museum also houses pottery, terracotta and bronze figures, and coins.

Shopping

The main shopping areas are close to the Dwarkadheesh temple at Naya Bazaar and Tilak Dwar. Take home some famous Mathura Peda(sweet made of milk and sugar) and enquire from locals about places where you can find the best quality peda.

Eating Joints

Enjoy street food in the old city. For budgeted and hygienic food you can go to Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple close to the temple complex, there a canteen run by the temple trust serves food that”s good and you can rely on it being clean.

 

 

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