Mathura is located in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. It enjoys a great location, being situated 50km north of Agra, 145 km south-east of Delhi, just 11km from Vrindavan and only 22km away from Govardhan. It was an economic hub of ancient India, situated at the junction of various significant caravan routes.
There is a host of temples in the city and 25 Ghats across the holy Yamuna River which runs through Mathura. Many people are seen taking the holy dip at dawn on the Yamuna River and in the evening too the scene gets even more majestic and fascinating as during the evening aarti occasion hundreds of candles are set floating onto the sacred Yamuna.
History bears testimony of the fact that once it was a Buddhist centre having 20 monasteries that accommodated 3000 monks but after the advent of Hinduism, it was Hinduism all the way.
Mathura also has the distinction of holding one of the primitive historical records. Mathura also finds place in one of the greatest epics of India, the Ramayana. It was also one of the capitals of the famous Kushana king Kanishka. It is a great spiritual destination and the top sites to visit in the city are the Holy Gate, Archaeological Museum, Gita Temple, Sati Burj, Katra Masjid, Vishram Ghat, Kesava Deo Temple, etc.