Day trip to Vrindavan & Mathura
Vrindavan is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site where according to Hinduism, Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The town is about 11 km away from Mathura, Krishna’s birthplace on the Agra-Delhi highway. Both Vrindavan and Mathura are famous for temples dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Pick up from your New Delhi hotel from 6 AM onwards and proceed to Vrindavan via the super fast Taj expressway.
Stop enroute for tea/breakfast.
Upon reaching Vrindavan your first stop will be Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham. This monument is an elaborately carved white marble of wonder. Each stone of the temple has been hand carved by hundreds of the temple artisans, who have been working on this project since 2001.
Next head to Banke Bihari Temple, constructed in 1864 as a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is amongst the most attractive, holiest and famous temples of Lord Krishna of Vrindavan in India.
Next up you will visit ISKCON Vrindavan, a thriving spiritual center for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. On a daily basis, pilgrims from around the world and nearby Delhi flock to the center to worship. The founder of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada, chose to build the temple in 1975 to give strength to his devotees.
Proceed to Mathura for lunch at a local restaurant (Mathura is 20 minutes drive from Vrindavan).
After lunch, continue to Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, Sri Krishna Janmasthan and Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex.
Later, head to Dwarkadheesh Temple, one of the most visited shrines of Mathura. Built in 1814, the Temple is said to have been constructed by Seth Gokul Das Parikh who was the treasurer of the Gwalior Estate. After the temple visit, move on to Vishram Ghat located near Dwarkadhish Temple which is on the bank of holy River Yamuna where there are a total of 25 ghats in Mathura today, of which, the most important is the Vishram Ghat, where according to legend, Shri Krishna took his rest after killing Kansa. It is at Vishram Ghat that the traditional parikrama starts & ends.
Start back for Delhi.
The vehicle will drop you to your hotel/airport. End of tour.
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