About Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura
The Dwarkadheesh Temple, located in the main market of Mathura, is one of India’s oldest and most revered centres of Hindu worship as it marks the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is much-famed all over the country for its elaborate Rajasthani architecture and ceiling paintings showcasing various aspects of the Lord’s life. As the temple and its surroundings are a hub of interesting activities all year round, tourists and pilgrims often prefer to stay in the area when looking for hotels in Mathura.
Shopping and Dining around Dwarkadheesh Temple
Being situated in the cultural hub of the city, Dwarkadheesh Temple hotels have plenty of shopping places around them. These include small stalls selling bangles, clothes, eatables and more.
When it comes to dining, there are quite a few good places to eat within 5 km of the temple. Funduz Café, Cyber Café, Zaika, Oma Kachodi Wala, Café Coffee Day, Loft Café & Restaurant, Chilli’s, Shankar Foods, The Chocolate Room, Café Two21 and The Foodies Bar are among the best options.
Places to Visit around Dwarkadheesh Temple
There are many must-visit places around hotels in Dwarkadheesh Temple area including the sacred Vishram Ghat nearby, where Yamuna aarti takes place every day. Within 15-minute drive are several other revered shrines including Govardhan Temple, Swaminarayan Temple, Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Sri Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Gayatri Tapobhumi and Birla Temple. Kans Quila (600 m), Jama Masjid (600 m) and Government Museum (2 km) are other attractions in the vicinity.
How to Reach Dwarkadheesh Temple
Mathura Junction is about 4.5 km away from Dwarkadheesh Temple and serves as the main gateway to the city for train travellers. From the railway station, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are easily available to reach the temple. Those who prefer to travel by road from neighbouring cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Agra can reach the city via Noida-Agra Expressway or National Highway 2. ISBT services are also available from these cities to Mathura. The nearest airport to Mathura is Agra (50 km) and it offers easy access to hotels near Dwarkadheesh Temple by state transport buses and cabs.