Krishna janam bhumi:
Located at "Katra Keshav Dev", it is a highly
revered place of worship, the
birth place of Lord Krishna.
Situated to the north of the town, dedicated to shri
Krishna, is the most popular shrine at mathura. It
was build by a staunch and wealthy devotee, Seth
There are about 25 ghats, which are of
cultural and aesthetic interest for devotees.
"Vishram ghat" is the most prominent one where, Lord
Krishna took rest after killing Kansa. The "Aarti"
held here, each evening is not to be missed.
No pilgrimage to Mathura is complete without a visit
to the kunds. Tradition has it that there were 159
ancient kunds in all. There is a elegant shi tal,
the more famous "Potra Kund"
associated closely with Lord Krishna besides the Balbhadra and saraswati Kunds.
On the banks of the river yamuna, are the ruins of
kans qila, a fort renovated by king Maan Singh of
Amer. Later Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur,
built an observatory on the parapet of this fort.
This museum has a fine collection of sculptures
belongings to the Maurya, Sunga, Kushana and the
Gupta periods. Its collection of Kushana artis
considered to he the finest in the world. The Museum
also has fine collection of stone sculpture and terra
cotta, gold, silver and copper coins. clay seals,
ancient pottery, paintings and bronzes.
The Jama Masjid , with his four lofty minarets and
bright mosaic, built in 1661 AD by Abd-un-nabi khan.
On the outskirts of Mathura, a modern temple is
embellished with the fine paintings and carving. The
entire Bhagwada geeta
is inscribed on a pillar called the "Bhagwad Stambh".
Jain Siddha Kshetra'Chaurasi":
Chaurasi is the place where shri Jambu Swami
attained enlightenment. He was the last jain "Keval