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Tourist Places and Things to do in Mathura

Boasting a rich cultural heritage and some of India’s holiest temples, Mathura is among the top choices for pilgrimage destinations in North India. Better known as ‘the birthplace of Lord Krishna’, Mathura has umpteen religious places to visit, from the famous Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple to Dwarkadhish Temple and Gita Mandir. Besides the temples in Mathura, one can explore other prominent attractions like Vishram Ghat, Kusum Sarovar, Kans Qila and Govardhan Hill.

There are plenty of other things to do in Mathura – shopping at street markets, indulging in street food, wandering around the ancient city or swimming at one of the Ghats. Shopaholics can explore the Lal Bazaar, Krishna Nagar Market, Holy Gate and Highway Plaza for the best experience of shopping in Mathura. When it comes to food, don’t forget to try the very popular ‘Mathura peda’ and take it back home for friends and family.

If you have time in hand, you can plan a visit to Agra, Hastinapur, Jaipur, Jhajjar, Gwalior or Delhi NCR, which make the best weekend getaways from Mathura.

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