Located in a fertile plain in the heart of the Braj (or Vraj Bhumi) region, Mathura is first and foremost one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Krishna himself, one of the most popular gods in India, was born here and spent his youth in the surrounding countryside. It is the importance of the place, a veritable Bethlehem of Krishnaism, which attracts crowds of devout worshippers throughout the year. Stroll along the River Yamuna, discovering temples along your way, making sure you also visit the Government Museum.
Mathura The Essential