Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, is a sacred Hindu city in Northern India, very close to Vrindavan. Both Mathura and Vrindavan are the heart of the spring festival of good overcoming evil, Holi! The event takes place mid-March and is not to be missed by travelers in India. During Holi, tourists will love participating in the festivities of throwing color at each other. The temples are the best places to witness this fantastic celebration. Most hostels in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, will arrange trips and tours to Holi -- it can be aggressive, so it is best to go in a group. Mathura can be reached from New Delhi or Agra by buses or trains that run often. Your Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India hostel will be happy to help provide you a bus schedule and help you coordinate your travel.
Mathura is home to many beautiful temples, especially one dedicated to the god Krishna, which is a must-visit for hostel travelers. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born here! Due to this, it is one of seven cities considered very holy to Hindus. Most Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India hostels will offer city tours to teach visitors more about the ancient and historic area. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India hostels often include a breakfast buffet with traditional dishes such as Masala dosa and Masala Chai tea.
Mathura is very close to the popular tourist destination, Agra, the glorious home of the Taj Mahal. Most Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India hostels will offer a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and other incredible historic sites. If you decide to go on your own to Agra, you can hire a driver (be sure not to get overcharged). However, there are much more affordable options such as the government buses, A/C buses and trains.
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