is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Situated approximately 50 kilometres north of Agra
and 145 kilometres south-east of Delhi
, this city is the administrative centre of Mathura
District. It is one of the seven cities considered holy by Hindus, as it was the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The Mathura
Refinery is one of the biggest oil refineries of Asia.
enjoys smooth connectivity by rail to major cities of India such as New Delhi
and many others. It is served by four stations with Mathura
Junction being the biggest one. NH 2
-Howrah) Highway passes through the city and links to NH 3 (to Mumbai
), a part of which is known as Mathura
Road. Other prominent arterial highways that boost the connectivity of Mathura
include NH 11, SH 33, and NH 93. The shortest way to reach Mathura
by road is via the Yamuna Expressway
. The Minister for Civil Aviation has suggested the development of a Greenfield International Airport in Mathura
and the construction for the same has already commenced near the Yamuna Expressway
. It aims to operate flights to key cities such as Varanasi
, and Delhi
within 5 years. Mathura
has also been selected as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) scheme of Government of India.
The upcoming properties in Mathura
are distributed over both prime areas as well as the outskirts. Investments are also taking place in the form of luxury real estate projects, which has created quite a buzz in the realty scenario of the city. Some of the top locations for property here include Pali
Bangar, Refinery Nagar
, Udhanpur Banger
and Vishwalaxmi Nagar
. The tourism value of the city, coupled with the close proximity to the National Capital Region is driving investors to see great potential in the real estate market here. Even international tourists have started buying farm houses and houses here. The real estate industry in Mathura
is believed to experience an upward trend in the forthcoming years.
and its neighbouring towns boast of several places of historic and religious importance. The popular places of interest in the city include Lohwan Mata Mandir, Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev, Gopinath Maharaj Mandir, Keshav Dev Temple, Vishram Ghat Birla Mandir, Mathura
Museum, Banke Bihari Temple, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, ISKCON Temple, Baldeo Temple and many others. The city witnesses heightened activities during the major festivities dedicated to Lord Krishna. Mathura
also hosts educational institutions such as GLA University, R.K. Group of Institutions, BSA College of Engineering and Technology, etc. The city is also replete with numerous shopping centres.