Welcome to Mathura


Mathura was once a Buddhist centre with 20 monasteries that housed 3000 monks, but after the rise of Hinduism, and later sackings by Afghan and Mughal rulers, all that’s left of the oldest sights are the beautiful sculptures recovered from ruins, now on display in the Archaeological Museum.


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$84 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taj Mahal, Agra, Vrindavan, Mathura: Full-Day Private Tour

After a 5:30am from your Delhi accommodation, travel the express highway to the sacred cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. Meet your tour guide who will brief you on what you will see before you start your day tour. The city of Vrindavan is where the young Krishna is said to have grown up. Pilgrims flock here from all over the world. Visit Shri Bankey Bihari Temple, the holiest and most famous temple of Lord Krishna. This temple houses a sacred image of Lord Krishna known as Thakur Ji. The idol of Krishna here is jet black. Take part in Shringar Aarti at Bankey Bihari Temple. You can offer flower garlands and sweets to Lord Krishna and also meditate for some time in the temple complex.Visit Prem Mandir, a religious and spiritual complex situated on a 54-acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan. It is dedicated to Shri Krishna. Follow the circumambulation route, which is 40-feet wide and begins from the main entrance of the temple, consisting of 80 panels. In these panels the different pastimes of Shri Krishna, as described in the Shrimad Bhagavat Puran, have been chronologically displayed in three dimensional formats. Offerings are not allowed in the temple.After, drive to Mathura. Famed for being the birthplace of the much-loved Hindu god Krishna, Mathura is one of Hinduism’s seven sacred cities and attracts floods of pilgrims round the year. Visit the Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple, the birthplace of the ancient Hindu God Lord Krishna. It is a prison cell belonging to Kansa where Lord Krishna was born. Enjoy live kirtan in the kirtan room. You may also offer flower garlands and sweets to the lord. Drive to the City of the Taj Mahal, Agra, the capital of the erstwhile Mughal empire. Take a lunch break provided at local restaurants in Agra. After lunch, visit the legendary Taj Mahal, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife - queen Mumtaz Mahal. Do some shopping in Agra, known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft-stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are leather ware, brass-ware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work.After a memorable day, drive back to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi by approximately 9pm and be dropped-off at your hotel or the airport.

$47 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Trip to Mathura and Vrindavan from Delhi

Following a hotel pick-up at 6am by your English speaking driver-cum-guide from New Delhi City area hotel, you will drive towards Vrindavan by Taj Expressway.  Upon arrival your first stop will be Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham. This monument to God’s love, Prem Mandir, is an elaborately carved white marble of wonder. Each stone of the temple has been hand carved by hundreds of the temple artisans, who have been working on this project since 2001. Next, head to Banke Bihari Temple, constructed in 1864 as a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is amongst the most attractive, holiest and famous temples of Lord Krishna of Vrindavan in India. Next up, you will visit ISKCON Vrindavan, a thriving spiritual center for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. On a daily basis, pilgrims from around the world and nearby Delhi flock to the center to worship. The founder of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada, chose to build the temple in 1975 to give strength to his devotees. Then, you will proceed for Mathura for lunch at your own cost in a Mathura local restaurant. Afterwards, continue to Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Sri Krishna Janmasthan and Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex. Later, head to Dwarkadheesh Temple, one of the most visited shrines of Mathura. Built in 1814, the Temple is said to have been constructed by Seth Gokul Das Parikh who was the treasurer of the Gwalior Estate. After the temple visit, move on to Vishram Ghat located near Dwarkadhish Temple which is on the bank of holy River Yamuna where there are a total of 25 ghats in Mathura today, of which, the most important is the Vishram Ghat, where according to legend, Shri Krishna took his rest after killing Kansa. It is at Vishram Ghat that the traditional parikrama starts and ends.After the whole day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in New Delhi City area.

$72 Private & Custom Tours

Taj Mahal, Vrindavan, Mathura: Private Tour from Delhi

After being picked up at the airport or your hotel in Delhi at 5am, transfer for 2.5 hours to the town of Vrindavan to be briefed by the guide about the city's history. Krishna is said to have grown up in Vrindavan and pilgrims flock to the city. Then explore the Shri Bankey Bihari Temple, the holiest and most famous temple of Lord Krishna, and take part in Shringar Aarti at the temple by offering flower garlands and sweets to Lord Krishna.At 9:30am visit Prem Mandir, a religious and spiritual complex on the outskirts of Vrindavan that is situated on a 54-acres (tk hectares) and is dedicated to Krishna. Enjoy the Circumambulation route, a 40-feet (tk meter) wide path from the main entrance of the temple which includes 80 panels depicting different pastimes of Krishna.At 10:30am, transfer to Mathura to spend an hour visiting the birthplace of Krishna. At 11:30am, begin the 1.5 hour drive to the city of Agra. After a one hour lunch break at a restaurant in Agra, begin touring the iconic Taj Majal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the world's best-known tomb was built by the 17th century Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house and honor the remains of his wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After two hours at the Taj Majal, enjoy some free time to shop for the handicrafts that Agra is famous for including marble and softstone inlay work, leather goods, carpets, jewelry, and embroidery. At 6pm begin the drive back to Delhi, arriving back at your departure point by 9pm.

$104 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day-Trip: Taj Mahal, Mathura, and Vrindavan, from Delhi

Get an early start at 5am with pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida, or from the airport. Relax in your private air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes the express highway to the sacred cities of Vrindavan and Mathura. Expect to arrive in Vrindavan at about 7:30am and meet your local guide. After a short briefing, set out to see the city where the young Krishna is said to have lived. Visit Shri Bankey Bihari Temple, the most famous temple of Lord Krishna. You'll also get to take part in Shringar Aarti and have contemplative time in the temple. Next head to Prem Mandir, a large spiritual complex dedicated to Shri Krishna and located on the outskirts of Vrindavan. Check out the 40-foot wide Circumambulation route that begins at the main entrance of the temple. Continue to Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna and one of Hinduism’s seven sacred cities. See the Shri Krishna Janambhoomi temple and experience the live kirtan in the kirtan room. At noon, depart on the 1-hour drive to Agra, once the capital of the Mughal empire. Upon arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the legendary Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site that was built by the 17th-century Mughal emperor for his wife. Spend two hours taking in the majestic Taj Mahal before going shopping for Agra handicrafts such as marble, stone inlay, leather, or jewellery. Depart Agra at 6pm, returning to your Delhi hotel or airport about three hours later to end your tour.

$190 Private & Custom Tours

GOLDEN TRIANGLE PACKAGE 6 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR

DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you & Arrive You & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. DAY 02: CITY TOUR OF DELHI This morning after breakfast Proceed to Delhi Sightseeing :- Old Delhi:- The Raj Ghat, Red fort & Jama Masjid are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. New Delhi:- The Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple & Lotus Temple. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay. DAY 03: DELHI TO AGRA (205 KMS / 4 HRS) This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra and check into your hotel. Enroot you may also visit Mathura-the birth place of Lord Krishana. This afternoon visit the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay. DAY 04: AGRA TO JAIPUR (250 KMS / 5 HRS) This morning after breakfast you will drive to the pink city of Jaipur, enroute you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur. DAY 05: JAIPUR CITY TOUR This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur. DAY 06: JAIPUR To DELHI (250 KMS / 6 HRS) Today you will be transferred back to Delhi airport/railway station for your onward journey Back to Home. Your tour comes to ends but it's sweet memories & vivid colors will remains forever.

$96 Day Trips & Excursions

Day tour of Vrindavan and Mathura from Delhi

Start your journey at 7:00 AM in the morning to the holy city of Vrindavan & Mathura with your Guide and driver. The Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood here. Its home to temples, many dedicated to Krishna and his lover, the deity Radha. Explore the holy city by visiting different Ghats and temples. Stop at Vrindavan to visit the temples of Shri Bankey Bihari, Shri Krishna Balram Mandir (ISKCON TEMPLE) and Prem Mandir. Attend a raja-bhoga-Aarti that happens during the noon time and lasts for about 20-25 minutes. Different items are offered to the God like ghee lamps, flowers, fruits, cloths and a peacock fan. Next, Drive to Mathura, birthplace of Lord Krishna. Enjoy your delicious Lunch at one of the best local restaurants in Mathura. Post Lunch, visit to the different Ghats and temples like Vishram Ghat. You also have the option to enjoy boating on the holy river Yamuna. (Payment can be done directly for the boat ride). Later you will drive back to Delhi with Hotel Drop off.