Vrindavan is a holy town in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. The Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood here. It’s home to temples, many dedicated to Krishna and his lover, the deity Radha. At Banke Bihari Temple, the curtain in front of Krishna’s statue is opened and closed every few minutes. At Radha Raman Temple, a gold plate beside Krishna signifies Radha. Prem Mandir is a huge white marble temple.
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Delhi/Mathura (147 kms/03.00 hrs)
Drive to Mathura – city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods – Lord Krishna , which is sacred being the birth place of Lord Krishna. The surroundings ‘ Braj Bhoomi ’ is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. On arrival , check in at hotel.
Afternoon visit Vrindavan , where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days , played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple – built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendour of medieval India. Proceed to Rangaji Temple – Vrindavan’s longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50 feet tall ‘ Dhwaja Stambha ’ believed to be gold – plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kali Ghat , Glass Temple and the Bankey Bihari Temple – one of the oldest temples built in 1921.Overnite at hotel.
Drive to Gokul where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya’s home in secrecy to escape the wrath of tyrant Kansha. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan – believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit ‘Assi Khambha’ the temple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan – where Lord Krishna held aloft ‘Giriraj’ , the sandstone hill on his finger for seven days and nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain and thunder sent by Indra. Return to Mathura.Overnite at hotel.
Morning visit Nand Gaon – the house of Lord Krishna’s foster father Nand , in whose memory stands the 19th century temple. A little beyond is Pan Sarovar – one of the four most celebrated lakes in Braj. Continue to Barsana – the birth place of Radha – with temples in reverence of Ladliji ( Radha ) . Also visit the water tank ‘ Prem Sarovar ’ , the first meeting place of Radha – Krishna.Overnite at hotel.
Mathura - Delhi/Back Home
Drive to Delhi, Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey. End of our services.