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Get to know Mathura (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mathura. To help you make friends with Mathura before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Mathura hostels

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Your Packing List for Mathura

Your Packing List for Mathura

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Other Nearby Cities

Fatehpur Sikri (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Agra (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Chandigarh (96 Km / 60 mi.)
Alwar (105 Km / 65 mi.)
Greater Noida (111 Km / 69 mi.)
Bhiwadi (113 Km / 70 mi.)
Gurgaon (125 Km / 77 mi.)

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