Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tourist Information on Mathura

Tourist Information on Mathura

Mathura is located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and is one its prominent pilgrim destinations. It is the place where one of the most revered Hindu deities — Lord Krishna was born, according to legends. Archaeological evidence points to the fact that Mathura was the hub of a rich culture and civilization during the ancient times and thus was the home to a large number of marvelous buildings that were built here. Find more about the tourist information on Mathura before you set out for a tour to this sacred place. 
History of Mathura:
Mathura has its mention in the Ramayana, one of the oldest epics of the world. Earlier it was thickly forested and was called as Madhuvan then Madhupara and later on came to be known as Mathura. In the 6th century BC, Mathura became the capital of the Shursen republic and after that it was ruled by the Maurya Empire and later on by the Sunga dynasty. Archaeological evidences reveal that, by 100 BC, Mathura was inhabited by the groups of Jains. The culture and creative pursuits of Mathura touched its pinnacle under the Kushan dynasty that declared it as their capital. Mathura was demolished several times by the Mughal rulers and was later on ruled by the Jat kings of Bharatpur but after that was annexed by the Marathas. 

How to Reach Mathura:
The visitor’s information on Mathura is also available for the transport and the various modes of transport to and from Mathura. 

Air:
The nearest airport to Mathura is at Kheria in Agra at a distance of 50 km from the city center. The services of regular flights operate between Agra and important cities of India such as Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. 

Rail: 
Mathura is an important transit point located on the Central and Western railways. Mathura is well connected by rail transport to Agra, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur and Kota. The express and super-fast trains also connect the main cities including Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.

Road: 
Mathura is located on National Highway 2 and has efficient network of roads linking all the important towns of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring areas. The facility of the state transport buses are available that link the important destinations of Uttar Pradesh with Mathura.

Time to Visit Mathura:
According to the tourist information on Mathura it is best to visit from the months of October to March owing to the pleasant climate here.

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