Ancient City Of Mathura

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About Mathura
Mathura is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 55 kilometers (34 mi) north of Agra, and 145 kilometers (90 miles) south-east.
Mathura (or Brajbhoomi) is famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the seven sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim center in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple.
Owing to its ancient culture and tradition Mathura contains a plethora of tourist attractions, the best ones of those are as follows.
Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. …
Jama Masjid. …
Dwarkadhish Temple. …
Kusum Sarovar. …
Radha Kund. …
Kans Qila. …
Mathura Museum. …
Govardhan Hill.
Mathura Famous Street Food
The standout of the town’s cuisine is its sweets and milk products. Pedhe, a form of sweet dish made from condensed milk, is a specialty here. Other than these one must try Kachori, Jalebi, Chaat, Panipuri, Samosa, Dhokla, Aloo Tikki and Lassi.
Aurangzeb attacked Mathura and destroyed that Keshavdeva temple in 1670 and built Shahi Eidgah in its place.
Transportation

Mathura Junction railway station is situated on the major Delhi-Mumbai train route. Both Central Railway and Western Railway routes pass through Mathura. Trains from NCR (north-central railway) to ER (eastern railway) also pass from the Mathura junction railway station. Mathura Cantt railway station is a major route for an eastern and central railway.
An important train that origin/terminate from Mathura: Howrah -Mathura Chambal Express.

Mathura is connected by road to the rest of Uttar Pradesh and India. NH-19 (NH-2 as per old numbering system) which is having connectivity from Delhi to Kolkata and diversion for Chennai also passes from Mathura. Yamuna expressway Greater-Noida to Agra(165 km 6 lane access controlled express highway) also passes from here so there is connectivity to Noida and Agra and Lucknow.

A tram network has been proposed in the city, which would make Mathura only the second city in India (after Kolkota) to get tram transport. In 2017, the local MLA Shrikant Sharma announced that the trams will be operated in Mathura and Vrindavan.

Currently, the city has no airport, the nearest airport is Agra (about 60 km away) and Delhi Airport (about 160 km away) with major national and international air routes. Under-construction Jewar airport in Greater Noida will be approximately 75 km away from Mathura and is expected to be the country’s largest airport when fully operational. The land has been earmarked, and construction is in progress near the Yamuna Expressway, with plans to open in the next five years with regular flights to major national and international air routes in the future.

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