Mathura is a quaint tiny town on the western bank of the Yamuna River, about an hour’s drive from Agra. It is one of the most recognized sacred Hindu locations. It is the location where Lord Krishna was born and spent his childhood.
The region was famed for a major school of sculpture known as the Mathura School of Art, which flourished during the Kushana dynasty in the first century AD. Mathura with the nearby villages of Vrindavan, Goverdhan, and Gokul generally known as “Braj-Bhoomi,” is one of the seven sacred towns (Sapta Mahapuris) and a major pilgrimage site.