Mathura is birthplace of Lord Krishna is situated just 45 kilometer from Agra, the place known for Taj Mahal and 150 km form the national capital Delhi, frequently visited by devotees of Lord Krishna. Other spiritual places dedicated for the Lord Krishna is Vrindavan and Govardhan in Mathura district. Vrindavan is 11 km away form the Mathura city and Govardhan is 22Km from Mathura. According to the Mahabharata and Bhagavata Puranaepics, Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Krishna.
Mathura is well connected by Rail and Road from major cities in India. Tourist attractions of Mathura city are Krishnajanmabhoomi, Jai gurudev Ashram – Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir, Dwarikadheesh Temple,Durvasa Rishi Ashram, Kans Tila, Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Matha, Vishram Ghat (a bath and worship place on the banks of river Yamuna is the main ghat in Mathura, central to 25 other ghats.), Rangeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Bhooteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Mathura museum. Other tourist attractions in the Mathura district are Govardhan hill, Vrindavan, GARUD GOVIND TEMPLE, Shadang Van-Chhatikara, Barsana, Nandgaon, Gokul, Baldeo, Radha Kund, Mant, jawara, Raya, Sonai, Shanidev mandir, Kokilavan, near Kosi Kalan, Radharani mandir, Mant, Hanuman mandir, Raya, Nauhjheel, etc.