Places to Visit in Mathura

Shri Krishna Temple

Shri Krishna Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is believed to be built up at the site where Lord Krishna was born and hence it is also known as Shri Krishna Janamsthana Temple or Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple.

The original temple, Keshav Dev temple, which was itself built on the ruins of a Buddhist monastery was demolished during invasion by Aurangzeb and a mosque was built instead.

During excavation by Archaeological Survey of India, many old statues were discovered which are now displayed in the Mathura Museum.

Tight security is observed in and around the temple.

Temple Timings

Summers: 05:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Winters: 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Dwarkadheesh Temple

Located in the heart of the Mathura city, Dwarkadheesh temple is a grand temple with magnificent architecture and one of the most popular and most visited temples around.

All major Hindu festivals are celebrated with pomp and show in Mathura and Dwarkadheesh temple is the hub of activity and festivities around Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali.

Temple Timings

Summers: 06:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Winters: 06:00AM to 10:30 AM and 03:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Jama Masjid

Built on the ruins of Keshav Dev temple (the original temple built at the legendary birthplace of Lord Krishna, an underground prison), which itself was built on the ruins of a Buddhist monastery, Jama Masjid was built during Aurangzeb’s rule.

Kans Qila or Mathura Fort

Once-splendid-now-ruined fort, Kans Qila was built by Raja Man Singh of Amber.

Destructed and rebuilt time and again, Mathura fort which was once a massive structure is in ruins today.


Mathura Museum

Located near dampier Nagar, Mathura Museum is one of the leading museums of Uttar Pradesh. The museum houses ancient sculptures from Maurya, Gupta, kushan and Sanga period. Its collection of Kushan art is considered to be finest in the world.


Museum Timings: 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Note: The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Jaigurudev Temple or Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir

A beautiful temple constructed with white marble was built by a great saint Baba Jaigurudev. The uniqueness of the temple lies in the fact that it does not accept donations from those who eat non-vegetarian food.

Mathura Ghats

Being situated on the banks of a river, Mathura has a number of ghats which are of architectural and cultural interest to devotees.

Of all the ghats, Vishram ghat is most prominent as Lord Krishna is believed to have rested here after killing his maternal uncle, King Kansa.

There are a number of temples around Vishram Ghat and a spectacular aarti is held here every evening.



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