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Discover the Divine: Must-Visit Travel Stops in Mathura for a Spiritual Journey

By Nistha Jain

Updated - May 31, 2023 4 min read

If one has to find peace, just make your way to the birthplace of Lord Krishna.


The Krishna Nagri or Mathura with widely rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance. The city settled on the banks of the holy river Yamuna, holds great significance in Hindu mythology and has a treasure trove of ancient temples, sacred ghats, and vibrant festivities. From Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi to the intricately designed Kusum Sarovar, Mathura embraces visitors with its divine energy.


Mathura comes alive during festivals, especially during Holi and Janmashtami festivals, marking Lord Krishna's birth, witnessing grand processions, and fervent devotion. The city is also a shopaholic's paradise, with bustling markets brimming with traditional crafts, vibrant textiles, and delectable sweets.


This blog will take you on a spiritual journey, highlighting the must-visit travel stops that offer a glimpse into the divine realm.


1. Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi:


Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi is the revered birthplace of Lord Krishna. Visit the Janmasthan, a complex that houses the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple and the underground prison where Lord Krishna was born. Experience the serenity of the temple and witness devotees offering prayers and performing rituals.


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2. Vishram Ghat:


Vishram Ghat is a sacred bathing ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is believed that Lord Krishna rested at this ghat after defeating the demon Kansa. Take a dip in the holy waters and witness devotees performing rituals and offering prayers. The serene ambiance and panoramic views make it an ideal spot for reflection and spiritual rejuvenation.


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3. Kusum Sarovar:


Kusum Sarovar is a picturesque reservoir surrounded by lush greenery and ancient temples. This serene location is believed to be the place where Radha and Krishna used to meet secretly. Take a leisurely stroll along the Sarovar and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. The mesmerizing sunset views add to the tranquility of the place.


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4. Tilak Dwar Market:


Located near the famous Dwarkadheesh Temple, Tilak Dwar Market is a bustling hub for religious artifacts and souvenirs. Explore a wide range of beautifully crafted idols of Lord Krishna, traditional jewelry, incense sticks, and decorative items. Don't forget to pick up fragrant essential oils and authentic sandalwood products, popular among devotees and tourists alike.


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5. Chowk Bazaar:


Chowk Bazaar is Mathura's oldest and most traditional market. Explore narrow lanes lined with shops selling brassware, handicrafts, and wooden artifacts. This market is also known for its wide variety of sweets, including the famous Mathura Peda and Khurchan. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in the mouthwatering street food and local delicacies available here.


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6. Krishna Nagar Market:


If you're looking for traditional textiles and garments, Krishna Nagar Market is a must-visit. The market offers a wide range of traditional sarees, including the famous Mathura Silk sarees known for their intricate designs and vibrant colors. You can also find embroidered fabrics, dress materials, and traditional footwear like mojdis. Don't forget to bargain for the best prices!


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7. Goverdhan Market:


Situated near the iconic Govardhan Hill, Goverdhan Market is a treasure trove for spiritual seekers. Explore shops offering religious books, beads, rudraksha malas, and spiritual artifacts. The market is also renowned for its collection of traditional handicrafts, pottery, and clay figurines. Take home a piece of Mathura's spiritual essence with these unique souvenirs.


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Embark on this spiritual journey, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, and let the mystical charms of Mathura leave an everlasting impression on your soul.



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