Once a Buddhist centre, Mathura is also known as Brij Bhoomi and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi which translates to “Lord Krishna’s Birthplace”. It is one of the seven sacred cities in India and holds historical, religious and spiritual importance.
A flourishing trade centre once upon a time and a home to the best art centre – Mathura School of Art it is now one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in India. Tourism in Mathura has always been overflowing with devotees flocking to the Janmabhoomi all through the year and more so during the festivals like Holi and Janmashtami.
Janmashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and devotees from all around the world visit the Mathura temple ISKCON to get a glimpse of the Lord and ask for His blessings for a better life, prosperity and the best of health.
Get hold of a copy of Mathura travel guide as it will be easier to navigate and while in Mathura, do not forget to include the nearby places like Vrindavan, Gokul, Barsana and Agra in your itinerary.