THE GREAT FOREST
The city of Mahavan is around 11-km from Mathura, lying on the left bank of the river Yamuna. This place is closely associated with lord Krishnas foster parents, Nand and Yashoda. Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood here.
Mathura Nathji Temple:
The huge shrine of Mathuranathji is the most sacred and impressive temple in Mahavan.
The eighty-four pillars, the palace of Nanda is a beautiful brick and plaster edifice, which is a amalgam of several influences, Buddhist influence being the most prominent one. Aurangzeb rebuilt this palace as a mosque, with its pillars resembling the Qutab Minar of Delhi.
Chathi Palana temple:
This was originally the palace of Rohini, mother of Baldeo, the elder brother of Krishna.
Other important shrines include the Shyamlaji Temple, the Yogmaya Temple, Tranairatri Temple and the Mahamall Raijis Palace.
Air: Nearest airport is Kheria (Agra),
62-kms from Mathura.
Rail: Mathura is on the main lines of the central and western railways and is connected with all the major cities and is just 11-km away from Mahavan.
Road: Mathura is well connected by motorable roads to important tourist centres and regular buses ply between Mahavan and Mathura.
Local transport: Taxis, Tongas and Cycle rickshaws.
Mahavan is not a major cities, so leave the luxury optioin behind, but some resonable accommodation are available in the city. For better stay options, try checking out the hotels in Mathura.
Temperature ( oC )
Summer : Max: 45 ; Min: 21.9
Winter : Max: 31.7; Min: 4.2
Rainfall: 65 cms (June to September).
Summer: Cotton and tropical.
Holi - February/March
Janmashtami - August / September.