Located in the western part of the Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is a place that is beyond the ideas of just temples. The never-ending lanes, auto-rickshaws, glittering shops, magnificent temples, street food, historical monuments and the vibrancy of festivals celebrated here makes Mathura a unique city. Mathura was earlier believed to be an economic hub. In Hinduism, Mathura is believed to be the place of birth of Lord Krishna. And this is the reason why Mathura is looked as a very holy and sacred city in Uttar Pradesh. Mathura was also the capital of the kingdom of Surasena that was ruled by Kansa, the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Mathura has recently been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme by the Government of India. Mathura is very well connected with other cities and states in India via railways and roadways. Mathura Railway Junction is the major station that is situated in the Delhi-Mumbai train route.
Vrindavan that is also known as Brindaban is a historical city that is located in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh and is one among the most sacred places in India. According to Hinduism, Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood days in Vrindavan. Many temples in Vrindavan are dedicated to Krishna and Radha. Vrindavan is rich in flora and fauna and is home to dense forests that consists of various peacocks, cows, monkeys, birds and other local wildlife. Vrindavan is also known as the ‘land of Radha Rani’, ‘city of widows’ and ‘the city of temples’ as it has more than 1,000 temples. There are a large number of widows that moved into Vrindavan making it a total of around 15,000 to 20,000. A lot of NGOs are run in this city for taking care of widows.
Vrindavan is the twin city of Mathura and hence most of the times, their names are taken together. These two places are believed to be so holy that even the dust in these places is said to be sacred and devotees smear it on their forehead often. Several historical places are of religious importance according to Hindus situated in Mathura Vrindavan. Some of the religious sites in Mathura Vrindavan are Jama Mosque, Birla Mandir, Prem Mandir, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Baldeo Mandir, Yum Yamuna temple, Radha Raman temple and many more. Mathura Vrindavan Tour Packages allow you to fulfil your holy visit to these sacred places and enjoy its beauty.