- For the Jat chieftain, see Gokula.
- For the Mumbai restaurant, see Gokul (restaurant)
- For Gokul Krishna Temple, see Gokul Krishna Temple
Gokul is a town and a nagar panchayat in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 15 km south-east of Mathura. Hindus believe the god Krishna spent his childhood there.
In Vedic Scripture 
Krishna dances over the subdued Kaliya
Naag in river Yamuna
, while seen on the banks are people of Gokula, Krishna's father Nanda
Baba and his brother Balarama
Gokul is located at 27°27′N 77°43′E / 27.45°N 77.72°E. It has an average elevation of 163 metres (534 feet).
As of 2001census, Gokul had a population of 4041. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Gokul has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 49%. In Gokul, 18% of the population is under 8 years of age.