How to Reach Mathura by Road, Rail and Air – A Complete Guide

One of the most sacred lands in India, Mathura is an enchanting city that is famed for being the birthplace of Lord Krishna. 

The city attracts pilgrims, ardent Lord Krishna devotees, spiritual travellers, and enthusiastic tourists who come here to revel in the city's spiritual environment and experience the local culture. Located just about 150 km from the capital city of India, New Delhi, Mathura is home to many historical monuments, religious sites and other places of worship. 

If you are planning to go to Mathura and visit the famed temples in the town or just want to explore the city, you must first figure out how to reach Mathura. Well, this is exactly what we will discuss in the blog. We give you a comprehensive guide on how to reach the town by air, rail and road. The guide also gives you valuable information on the best places to visit in Mathura and the best time to visit Mathura.

Travelling to Mathura by air

Mathura is a bustling town that attracts thousands of devotees and pilgrims from all over India and overseas. However, the town does not have its own airport yet. So, if you wonder how to reach Mathura by flight and which is the nearest airport to Mathura? We have all the answers you are looking for. 

The closest airport to Mathura is in Agra, just about 50 km from Mathura's main city. You can travel anywhere from India by flight from your hometown to Agra and then by bus or cab to reach Mathura. 

The airport in Agra is a small one and operates only domestic flights, but it is well-connected to almost all major Indian cities. Many flights operating from different parts of the country fly to and from Agra. So, you may easily find a flight from your town to Agra. 

If you are travelling from outside India and want to go to Mathura, the closest major international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. It is located about 147 km from Mathura and receives several international flights in a day from all over the world. 

Once you reach Delhi, you can take a government or private bus to reach Mathura. These buses are quite comfortable, and the journey may take about 5-7 hours. Also, the prices of buses vary based on the type of bus you choose and the amenities available. Alternatively, you can book a private vehicle or cab to reach Mathura. 

Travelling to Mathura by rail

Mathura is well-connected to the rest of the country by Central and Western Railways. Several trains from all over India arrive at Mathur and leave the town. If you wonder how to reach Mathura by train, you can do a simple online search, and you will find several trains from your hometown to Mathura. 

If you don’t find a direct train from your town to Mathura, you would surely get a train to Mathura from any major city near you. It is connected to all important cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, etc.

Since it is an important pilgrimage destination, it has its own railway station, Mathura Junction. Travelling by train to Mathura is an excellent option as the train fares are quite affordable, and more importantly, the journey is pleasant and comfortable. 

Make sure that you get your train bookings to Mathura done well in advance before the actual travel to avoid last-minute hassle. The town receives plenty of visitors every day, and the trains tend to be full most of the year, especially during special occasions like Krishna Jayanti, when the number of devotees coming to the town increases exponentially. 

Travelling to Mathura by road

A family road trip is always fun, and when you are going on a vacation to a place like Mathura, it is double the joy. As an important tourist place in Uttar Pradesh, the local government has ensured that the city has the best road infrastructure and is well-connected to all parts of UP and other states so that travellers can reach it easily. 

If you are not sure how to reach Mathura, you can arrive in the town through National Highway 10 or National Highway 44. You may get a bus to Mathura if you don't have your own vehicle. There are direct buses to Mathura from major cities like Delhi, Indore, Lucknow, etc. 

Best Places to Visit in Mathura

The Krishna Janmabhoomi, i.e., the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura, is considered a sacred place by Hindu devotees, and there are thousands of myths and legends associated with the city. As a pilgrim centre, the tourism in Mathura is mostly centred around visiting temples and other places of worship. 

But beyond these religious sites, Mathura is an enticing milieu of iconic monuments, serene ghats, and surreal beauty that is hard to find anywhere else in India. So, if you are a first-time visitor, here are some of the best places to visit in Mathura to get the best holiday experience. 

  • Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Vishram Ghat
  • Mathura Museum
  • Kusum Sarovar
  • Govardhan Hill
  • Kan Qila
  • Jama Masjid

 Best Time to Visit Mathura

Mathura attracts several visitors from all over India every day throughout the year. And although you can go to the sacred town anytime, the best time to visit is between October and February. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and cool, allowing you to explore all the popular tourist attractions comfortably. 

Exploring Places beyond Mathura City

Mathura is a fascinating city, and you can spend as many days as you want in the city, yet you cannot have enough of it. But, if you are a curious traveller and want to visit places nearby and venture outside, you can go to Agra, which is located about 50 km away.

Agra is famed worldwide for being home to the magnificent monument, The Taj Mahal, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the greatest love symbol built, and its beauty is unparalleled. Apart from the Taj, there are many other historical monuments in Agra that are equally alluring and worth visiting, like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. 

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A wonderful retreat, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, guarantees you a memorable holiday and ensures that you take back loads of happy memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life. 

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