Mathura is considered one of the most ancient and holiest cities in India. It is considered one of the Sapta Puri, the seven holiest pilgrimage destinations in India. Located around 180 kilometers from Delhi and around 60 kilometers from Agra, Mathura is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in India. Mathura derives its significance from being the birthplace of Krishna and Radha, two of the most important deities in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan have always remained two major centers of pilgrimage for pilgrims across the Indian subcontinent. Situated at the bank of the holy river Yamuna, Mathura is dotted with several famous temples, depicting different stages and incidences of life of Krishna and Radha. You can still feel the divine bliss and omnipresence of Krishna in every part of Mathura – where Krishna was born and in Vrindavan- where he was brought up. Besides Mathura and Vrindavan other major adjoining pilgrimage destinations in the twin cities are Barsana, Gokul Dham, and Goverdhan. The major important temples to be visited in Mathura are Govind Dev temple, Rangaji temple, Dwarkadhish temple, Bankey Bihari temple, and Prem Mandir. Mathura is also very famous for its Holi festival, Charkula dance, and Raasleela.