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A Tour to Shri Vrindavan

    Holy city Vrindavan is a birth place of Lord Krishna. It has a great importance according to Hindu methodology , Vrindavan is situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the district Mathura, of Uttar Pradesh, India. Vrindavan is located 140 km south-east of Delhi and 60 km north-east of Agra, Vrindavan covers a area of about 3,800 sq. km.

The  Brajbhumi has basically two part specially to travel ,In the eastern part is holy river Yamuna , with places like gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajana and in the western side of Yamuna covers Mathura region which have Vrindavan ,Govardhan, Kusum Sarover, Barsana and NandGram.

Places to visit in Virndavan:

Govind Dev Temple:

This temple is the most important temple in Vrindavan, devoted to Lord Krishna who is also known as Govind dev. The Idol of Lord Krishna was brought here by the Rajput king of jaipur, Maharaja Sawai jai Singh II.

 Krishna-Balaram Temple:

The Krishna Balaram Temple was build by International Krishna Consciousness religious group (ISKCON). The presiding duties are of Radha-Shyamsundara, Gaura-Nitai , and Krishna-Balrama.  Krishna Balrama mandir was set up by Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada. He was the founder of ISKCON.

Keshi Ghat:
Keshi Ghat is situated on the bank of river Ganga, according to the legends after killing the demon Keshi lord krishna took bath in this ghat. This place is great attraction for travelers.

Bankey Bihari Temple:
This temple was build in 1862 by swami Haridas who was the guru(teacher) of the famous musician in Akbar’s court Tansen. Swami Haridas wanted to keep away the idol of lord Krishna from the hands of Mughals.

Sahji Temple:
This temple has great example of Indian art and architecture.Inside it is Darbar Kamra decorated with chandeliers and wall paintings.

Ranganathaji Temple:
This Temple was build in1851.Dedicated to LordVishnu(Lord Ranganath) .This Temple has beautiful gopuram, and this whole temple is build in Dravidian style. This place is famous between the tourists. It has beautiful and amazing architecture.

Seva Kunj:
Seva kunj is very famous place in Mathura, as Lord Krishna performed the rasalila  with Radhaji and gopis. This place is blossomed with the power with the love shri Krishna and shri Radha.there is temple dedicated to radha-shyam called Rang-Mahal.

In the NidhubanKrishna rested with his loved one Radha Rani.

The most attraction in Mathura is Holi, the festival of color and joy. Holi is celebrated in Mathura with great enthusiasm and excitement, Holi is celebrated here in the month of feb-march for several days.

When to Travel:
As there is too hot in summer in Vrinadavan.The perfect season to visit Vrindavan is January, February, March, Octobar , November, December.

How to reach Mathura, Vrindavan:  
The nearest international airport is Delhi. A person can travel through bus by taking bus from bus stand near Hotel Mansarovar Palace. Can also hire a cab from Delhi to Mathura, which is about 162 km away and take time about 2 hrs. 24 min. and also facility from Delhi to Vrindavandirectly, it is about 164 km and take time about 2 hrs. 27 mins.

 For Accommodations there are various Dharamshalas. Hotels are not much available.

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A Tour to Shri Vrindavan


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