What you will like
The magical desi lifestyle of mathura dwellers, majestic temples and divine tales of Lord krishna engulf this city , spirituality resides in the air of Brajbhumi
What you might not like
Bustling crowd during festivals specially Holi.
Shopping in Mathura
Surrounded by the Mandir’s and shrines, the shopping arcade in Mathura is entirely joint to them. Time passes by when you wander around the winding lanes of bazaars and look around in every nook and corner, to explore the intricate hand-crafted decorations, ‘paushaaks’ and adornments, for idols of gods. There can be a chance one cannot find the wide range of options to shop, but there are some interesting and remarkable purchases one can do, to cherish their trip to Mathura.
One of the significant places to shop in Mathura, heaven for pilgrims, here they can shop devotional items, ethnic dresses for deities, idols of various gods and goddesses, paintings and sculptures, one can spot the silver and textile jewellery too in this marketplace. Use your all skills to bargain here.
Lal Bazaar is the next prominent place for shopping in Mathura. This place will charm the buyers who hold love for antiques and repgious items pke ethnic dresses of god and or idols of goddesses and coloured incense sticks are readily available in this market. If you want to buy some brass products, do shop from here because of its reasonably inexpensive price.
Shop some sweet
Brijwasi Royal Mithaiwala- Located at the Holy gate, it is one of the most prominent food joints where you can repsh flavoursome authentic snacks, sweets and food and beverages of Mathura.
Radhika Sweets- To take away ‘Mathura ke Pede” there is no need to roam around in the lanes of Mathura, here you will get city’s best and famous pedas at all reasonable prices.
Cuisines of Mathura
Although Mathura’s cuisine is well known for both Mughalai and Awadhi cooking, still it scores well for the delightful and palatable food for vegetarians. The food enriched with hot and rich gravies and condiments will tug you towards the streets of Mathura. Also this land of “Makhan and Milk” has a large variety of sweet delicacies, including “Mathura ka peda” which is undoubtedly famous all over the world, besides that, there is no scantiness of desserts.
Sweets that are prepared with a mild base, as Gulab jamun, Kheer, Sheer korma, Gujia, Kulfi, Jalebi, Kalakand, Petha, Ras malai, Lapsi, and Mootichoor ladoos, all are top toothsome sweets that no one can resist after having mouth-watering Awadhi food.
The aura of lanes of Mathura is all suffused by the aroma of fried vegetable fritters, pakoras, samosa, kachoris and tikkis, added up by the sapid spicy and tangy chutney of green and red chilli. To beat the scorching heat of summers, tourist can relish the full range of coolant drinks, Guhari sherbet and Hibiscus sherbet will soothe the pangs of thirst inside you, some other flavours Lemon squash, Rose sherbet and Khas sherbet, are there to experiment with.
Day 1– You can start your journey having the authentic breakfast. Then plan your tour, first visit the Vishram Ghat in the morning which is sacred bathing ghat situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Then you can visit the Dwarkadhish Temple which is close to Vishram Ghat and comes under the one of the top places in Mathura to visit.Then visit Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi Temple which is constructed during the reign of Emperor Chandragupta, then Mathura Museum and Gita Mandir can be considered in must visit place along with them to visit in a day.
Day 2– You can kickstart your day by wandering around the local market, where you can shop some souvenirs and handicrafts or can visit some more small temples based around this city. Have lunch at some authentic restaurant and relish the delicacies of cooked by Brajwasis. In the evening you can roam around the Yamuna Ghat and enjoy the moments of serene sunset.