Mahavan is a small pilgrim town located 11 km from Mathura
, on the left bank of Yamuna
, in Uttar Pradesh
. The city is closely associated with Lord Krishna
, who is thought to have spent his childhood here.
Places of interest include Mathura Nathji Temple, Chaurasi Khamba, Shyamlalji Temple, Yogmaya Temple, Tranairatri Temple, Mahamall Raiji's Palace and Chathi Palana Temple.
Nearest airport is at Agra. Mathura Junction Railway Station is the closest railhead.