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Its Location
Vishram Ghat MathuraMathura, a very important religious city of Uttar Pradesh, is the epicenter of Brajbhoomi, the land of Lord Krishna. It is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. An ancient city, Mathura derives its glory & sacred character from being the birth place of Lord Krishna. Through centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from the Hindu , Buddhist & Jaina fold.

History & Culture
Mathura is a city with great history, although over the years only the ruins of the large palaces ,temples ,mosques, monasteries remains which speak widely about the city blessed with good ancient culture, tradition & heritage.

Ghats & Kunds
There are about 25 ghats in Mathura today, of which the most important is the Vishram Ghat. Where according to legend, Shri Krishna took his rest after killing Kansa. No pilgrimage to Mathura is complete without a visit to its kunds. There is the elegant shiv Tal, the more famous Potara Kund associated closely with Lord Krishna besides the Balbhadra and Saraswati kunds.


Its Location
Shahji Temple, Vrindavan Vrindavan, just 15 km from Mathura, is another major place of pilgrimage. It is the town of 4,000 temples where the sounds of celebrations for lord Krishna is constantly resounded. From the Delhi-Agra highway near Mathura, one can see the red temple that marks the place of Krishna's birth. However, it is only when one ventures a few miles down to Vrindavan that Krishna's real home is discovered.

History & Culture
Although Vrindavan is not actually the place where lord Krishna is believed to have been born, it is here that he is said to have spent a great deal of time during his growing age. He used indulged in the playful acts with the gopis, such as hiding their clothes as they bathed in the river.


Madan Mohan Temple
It is located near the Kali Ghat and is the oldest existent temple in Vrindavan today. The temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya.

Banke-Bihari Temple
The Banke-Bihari Temple built in 1864 is the most popular shrine at Vrindavan. The image of Banke-Bihari was discovered in Nidhi Vana by Swami Haridas, the great Krishna devotee, belonging to the Nimbarka sect.

Shahji Temple
The deities at the temple are popularly known as the Chhote Radha Raman. Noted for its magnificent architecture and beautiful marble sculpture, the temple has twelve spiral columns each 15 feet high.

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Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Places to visit: Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra - Varanasi - Allahabad - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orcha - Jhansi - Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore - Delhi - Rishikesh - Delhi
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Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Places to visit: Delhi - Mathura - Gokul - Mahavan - Goverdhan - Nand Goan - Barsana - Agra
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