Uttar Pradesh | India
Mathura, better known as the Braj Bhoomi is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Located on the banks of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh it attracts pilgrimages and tourists from all over the world every year. The entire city has many small lanes which are filled with shops selling all kinds of stuff ranging from sweets to glittering jewellery. There are many small and big temples and along with ghats (river banks) where people take a dip in the evenings while attending the aarti. The festival of colours - Holi deserves a special mention. During this time, Mathura transforms into a city of flowing colours and is definitely a sight to watch
Mathura enjoys good connectivity with rest of India. It lies at a distance of about ~150 km from Delhi, and 58 km from Agra, the city of Taj. Since Mathura does not have it’s own airport, the nearest airport would be Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi that connects to all the major cities in the world. You can get down here and take a taxi or a train to Mathura. You’ll be glad to know that most trains travelling between Delhi and Agra make a stop at Mathura. The Taj Express is the fastest train and takes just 2 hours to reach Mathura.