Mathura, renowned as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, is a city situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. This ancient city holds immense mythological importance as the great Indian epics, such as Mahabharta and Bhagavata Purana, talks about Mathura in high esteem. Being a religiously significant place, the city abounds in temples that are certainly the most popular places to visit in Mathura. Sri Krishna Janma Bhoomi is the most sought-after among all other Mathura attractions as the holy complex houses the two cells; where Vasudev and Devaki were imprisoned and where the Lord took birth. In addition, there is a magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, the world's most sacred shrine for all His followers, where the pilgrims can pay their obeisance.
Dwarkadeesh Temple is another holy site in Mathura, which is heavily adorned during the festivals of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali. Gayatri Tapo Bhumi, Gita Mandir, Birla Temple, Govardhan Giriraj Hill and Jaigurudeo Temple along with the ghats are other popular sites in Mathura that are of interest for Hindu pilgrims. Tourists with an archaeological interest can visit the Government Museum, which has the richest collection of Mathura and Gandhara sculpture along with rare belongings from the Gupta reign. During a trip to Mathura, travellers can also visit the Kans Quila that secures the city from the waters of Yamuna and is a major site for watching Ramleela during Dusshera. Mathura, the holy abode of Lord Krishna, is famous for its sweets, particularly ‘Pede’.