The main industrial attraction of the Mathura is Mathura oil Refinery, apart from the refinery Mathura is home to various other industries which aids considerable amount of contribution to Mathura’s economy like Silver polishing, Textile printing industry, water tap manufacturing units etc, Kosi Kalan is the main industrial area in Mathura with numerous industries such as Venus Industries, Varun baverages ltd, Mahan Protein Ltd, Swastik Pipes, Gopalji Food Industry, Bhole Baba food products etc
One of the most famous sacred destinations of the Hindus, Mathura is a quaint small town on the western bank of Yamuna River. It is the place where Lord Krishna was born and spent his early days. A famous centre of Buddhism in ancient India, the place was known for great school of sculpture known as Mathura school of Art which flourished under the Kushana dynasty in the 1st century AD.
One of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Mahapuris) and an important place of pilgrimage, Mathura and the surrounding villages of Vrindavan, Goverdhan and Gokul are popularly referred to as “Braj-Bhoomi”.
Sights to See
Built in 1814 by Seth Gokul Das Parikh in, it is the main temple in the town. Located in the heart of the city, this revered shrine is decorated on a grandiose scale during the festive days of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali.
Contribution of Mathura to Indian art is immense. This is the place from where the renowned Mathura School of art originated. Some authorities credit this school with producing the first image of the Buddha. Established in the year 1874, the Government museum, which remains open every day except on Mondays and public holidays, has an impressive collection of the works of art produced by the Mathura school. Kala Vividha Art Gallery – it is situated within the Government Museum .
Built in 1661.A.D. the mosque has 4 lofty minarets, with bright colored plaster mosaic of which a few panels currently exist.
Kans Qila, Sati Burj, Assikunda & Swami Ghat are other places of interest in Mathura.Vrindavan (10 km)
The town is intricately woven with the playful pranks of Lord Krishna. Once noted for its fragrant groves, Lord Krishna spent an eventful youth here. Places of interest are Banshivat, Ramji Ka Bagirha, Bankey Bihari Temple, Gopinath Temple, Govind Deo Temple, Guda Vihar Temple, Jaipur Temple, Jugal Kishore Temple, Kunj Galliyan temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Radha Ballabh Temple, Rangaji Temple, Krishna Balaram Temple (ISKCON), Seva Kunj, Dwarakadeesh Temple, Kalya Ghata, Radha Damodara Temple, Kesi Ghata, Radha Ramana Temple and Shahji Temple. During February – March, Ras leela festival is celebrated.
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- 56 km from Agra
- 116 km from Alwar
- 43 km from Bharatpur
- 37 km from Deeg
- 147 km from Delhi
- 219 km from Jaipur
- Varun Beverages
- Mahan Protein Ltd
- Bhole Baba food products
- Swastik Pipes
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Gokul (16 km)
Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, this celebrated spot is where infant Krishna was brought up in secrecy to escape the wrath of the tyrant Kansa. Its most important temple is that of Gokul Nathji.
Mahavan (18 km)
Situated on the left bank of the Yamuna River, this place is associated with Lord Krishna’s childhood. Its places of interest are temples of Mathura Nathji and Assi Khamba, which follow the contemporary style of Buddhist architecture.
Barsana (21 km)
Holi is joyfully celebrated in Braja, especially at Varsana (Latmar Holi), Nandagram and Dauji. In the afternoon gopas (men) from Nandagram come to Varsana and play Holi with the local gopis (women) of Varsana. The women hit the men hard with long bamboo staffs. The men carry shields to protect themselves. Barsana originally known as Brahmasaran lies on a slope of ridge. The hill is crowned by a group temple is honor of Lali Ji, a local title of Radha meaning ‘the beloved’.
Govardhan (26 km) (Jatinpura)
A hillock believed to have been held aloft in the air by Lord Krishna on his finger for 7 days and nights to protect the people of Brij from rains. On the summit of Govardhan hill is a temple built in 1520 by Vallabhacharya.
Deeg (37 km)
12 km from Govardhan, this town in Rajasthan is renowned for its forts, palaces and beautiful Mughal gardens.
Nandgaon (60 km)
Known for the house of Lord Krishna’s foster father Nand, in whose memory a temple was built in the mid 12th century AD. The other important site of the town is the Pan Sarovar, one of the four celebrated lakes of Braj Bhoomi.
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