Mathura Geography



Mathura geography has a major influence on its climate and topography. Mathura lies between the coordinates 27°41'North latitude and 77° 41' East longitudes.
This city in Uttar Pradesh is located on the beautiful banks of the river Yamuna. Mathura, popularly known as Brajbhoomi is 145 km south of the capital city of New Delhi. The holy city is just 50 km from Agra, where the beautiful Taj Mahal is located.

The enchanting birthplace of Krishna is located 187 meters above sea level. According to 1991 census, the estimated population of Mathura was 235,922. The climate of Mathura is essentially dry. The city experiences extreme summer and winter temperatures. The rainy season extends from July to September. The average rainfall is around 593 mm. The summer temperatures ranges between 22 degrees centigrade and 45 degrees centigrade and the winter temperature ranges between 14 degrees centigrade and 32 degrees centigrade. The climatic conditions are best between November and March.

According to the geography of Mathura, the city lies in the rolling fertile plains of north central India. The general slope of the town is the northwest to southeast towards the river Yamuna. The soil of Mathura is mainly sandy.

Mathura geography and climate enhances the beauty and the romance of the country of Lord Krishna, making it one of the major pilgrimage destinations of India.



Last Updated on : 09/05/2013