Mathura Tourism

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.

  • Know the pollution level of Mathura before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70.83 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70.83 (High)
  • How safe is Mathura for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mathura.

    • Burglary and Theft 79.17 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.83 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 79.17 (High)
    • Safety Index 29.9 (Low)
    • Climate Index 56.8 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 63.55 (High)
    • Health Care Index 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.7 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mathura

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.65 USD

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