Mathura, the land of Lord Krishna, is known for its mythology, its temples and glorious Janmashtami. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is one of the seven cities considered holy by Hindus (Sapta Puri) for pilgrimage. Mathura was the capital of the Surasena kingdom, ruled by Kansa, the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. This city in Uttar Pradesh has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India. But the story doesn’t end here. Apart from all the exquisite tales of the past, Mathura is also known for one more aspect, and that is its street food! When it is about eating out, Mathura has a bucketful to offer!
Being one of the holy cities of India, Mathura is devoid of any kind of non-vegetarian food. Food here are mostly satvik (devoid of onion, garlic). As makhan (white butter) is believed to be Lord Krishna’s favourite food, milk and milk products are extensive part of the delicacies of this city.