Making Delhi your base, you may visit a number of tourist attractions in the vicinity of this place. Though there are many places to visit from Delhi, a good choice would be to undertake a tour to Mathura. Often called the Brajbhoomi, every little inch of Mathura is devoted to Lord Krishna. In fact, as it is difficult to imagine Bethlehem without Christ, it is equally difficult to visualize Mathura sans Lord Krishna.
Mathura is situated in the western region of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is an integral part of the vast northern plains and is located on river Yamuna's west bank. Mathura is positioned 145 kms south-east to Delhi. From Agra, this place is at a distance of 58 kms in the north-west direction. So, apart from embarking on a tour to Mathura from Delhi, you may also chart your Mathura Tour from Agra.
Before you begin your tour to Mathura from Delhi, it is better to keep certain things in mind. Mathura has an extreme and tropical climate. During the months of summer, the temperature soars to pretty high levels. On the other hand, in winter, the atmosphere is cold and foggy. As a result, it is best to visit this place during winter, in the months of October to March. However, make adequate arrangements for a comfortable journey if you are traveling at some other time.
The city of Mathura is the place of birth of Lord Krishna. Consequently, it attracts a lot of pilgrims round the year. There is a stone slab which stands testimony to Lord Krishna's original birthplace. Previously, there was a room in the Kesava Deo temple which was taken to be Lord Krishna's birthplace. Legend has it that Lord Krishna took birth in a tiny prison room where his parents were held captive by the tyrant monarch Kansa.
You can also visit The Archeological Museum at Mathura. It hosts an outstanding antique collection of statuettes belonging to the Mathura school of art. The Vishram Ghat, on the banks of river Yamuna, is another place worth a visit on your Mathura tour. It is believed that Lord Krishna killed Kansa here.
The Kans Qila, Sati Burj, Dwarkadheesh temple, Gita Mandir and Jama Masjid are some other tourist attractions in Mathura.