Places to visit in Mathura– Mathura is often termed as ‘Bhagwan Krishna Janambhoomi’. The place is filled with amazing temples. If you are looking to visit then the place then surely you must be preparing your itinerary. Listed below are some of the best places to visit in Mathura. Check them out it’s worth your time.
Best Places to Visit in Mathura
1. Shri Krishna Janam Bhumi Temple
One of the most famous temples in Hindu culture. It is situated in Mallapura, Mathura. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born here. It is located close to Shahi Eidgah mosque made by Aurangzeb. During the early 6th century BC, many temples were damaged or destroyed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1670, it was one of them. This is one of the most visited temples on the Hindu pilgrimage.
2. Vishram Ghat
The ghat is the most magical place in Mathura you will ever come across, it is lined with many famous temples such as Radha-Damodar, the Mukut Temple, Murli Manohar, Yamuna-Krishna, Neelkantheshwar, Narasimha temples and Langali Hanuman. Additionally, the sitting of great Mahaprabhu Ballabha Chaitanya and Vaishnava Saint is also very close. You must have seen the great aarti organised on the Vishram Ghat.
3. Shri Dwarkadhish Temple
The key attraction and one of the best places to visit in Mathura is the infamous Dwarkadhish Temple (Jagat Mandir). According to Hindu mythology, the temple is said to be built by Lord Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabh and has been for 2500 years ago. Throughout history, the temple has been renovated many times.
4. Radha Kund
It is believed that Lord Krishna bathed in this kund just to impress Radha. Later it was named as Shyam Kund. Additionally, just opposite Shyam Kunda, Radha along with her friends dug a hole in the hole and filled it with the holy water of Shyam Kund by Lord Krishna. As you must have guessed, the kund is named after Radha.
5. Jai Gurudev Mandir
Apart from being one of the most famous temples in India, its architectural beauty attracts many international as well as local architecture buffs. The reason is, it resembles a lot of characteristics of the Taj Mahal. White marble, the doomed structure at the top along with minarets on the walls makes it the most beautiful temple ever made in history.
6. Mathura Museum
Mathura museum was built by Sir F. S. Growse, collector of the Mathura district in 1874. Earlier it was known as the Curzon Museum of Archaeology then it became Archaeology Museum and then finally to the Government Museum, Mathura. The place is often regarded as the centre to study and research as well as the preservation of the heritage left by the Mathura School of Sculpture. Apart from that, the museum is worth your time. The shape of the building is octagonal in shape and made entirely of red sandstone.
7. Chamunda Devi Temple
Also goes by another name Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham. The temple is dedicated to Shri Chamunda Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Durga. It is said that whatever you are wishing for and prayed here in the temple, it will manifest into a reality.