- Kans Fort
- Krishna Janmabhoomi
- Jami Masjid
- Vishram Chat
- Dwarkadheesh Temple
Mathura - Vrindavan
For all the Lord Krishna Devotees and the religious Hindus, we bring to you amazing tours to the Brajbhoomi. Brajbhoomi comprises of the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. With our Mathura Vrindavan Tour you can enjoy all the peace and harmony that you are seeking away from the busy chaotic daily life. The interesting fact is that Mathura and Vrindavan are not just the sacred land where Lord Krishna was born and performed his cosmic leela, but is also a place full of the divine reminiscences.
Radharamana Temple: This famous temple was founded by Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Radharamana is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. The wooden sitting place (hoki) and shawl (chaddar) or Lord Chaitanya, that He gave as a gift to Gopala Bhatta Gosvami is kept in this temple.
The city of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, is the nucleus of Brajbhoomi. It is located at a distance of 145-km south-east of Delhi and 58-km north-west of Agra. With your Mathura Vrindavan tour you can take a pious tour of the city and let yourself be purified. One place which you should not miss out is the Kusum Sarovar. This is made of red sandstone and is better known as the birth place of Lord Krishna. Also visit ancient prison where Lord Krishna was borne. It lies in Sri Krishna Janamabhumi and is made a vast temple complex in the heart of Mathura. A trip to this place will let you witness many significant landmark associated with the life and times of Lord Krishna. The Dwarkhadhesh temple, the Kansa Qila, the Sati Burj and the Jama Masjid are some of the major tourist attractions of Mathura.
Vrindavan, around 15 km from Mathura, is a major place of pilgrimage. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna, attracting about 5 lakh pilgrims every year. This is the place where Lord Krishna performed his first miracle. With your Mathura Vrindavan Tour to this place, will let you watch the innumerable devotees who come from all over the world to bathe in the consciousness of Krishna, breathe the air he breathed, talk to the people he loved.
Places of Attraction on Your Mathura Vrindavan Tour:
Dwarkadish Temple: This temple was built in 1814. It is located in the center of the town. The temple is managed by followers of Vallabhacharya. It is architecturally interesting with its carving and paintings. The temple is a hub of activity during the festive days of Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali.
Banke-Bihari Temple: Built in 1864, it is one of Vrindavana's most popular temples and famous all over India. The Deity of Banke-bihari was discovered in Nidhuvana by Swami Haridasa. A contemporary of the six Gosvamis, Swami Haridasa known for his devotional bhajanas, was the guru of the famous musician Tansen.
Mathura Krishna Balrama Mandir: This magnificent temple was built by the International Society for Shri Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). This is one of the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan. Adjoining the temple is the samadhi of Shri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON sect, built in pure white marble. Hare Krishna devotees from all around the world flock here, bringing a truly international flavour to this ancient holy city.
Radha Madana-Mohana Temple: This temple was founded by Srila Sanatana Gosvami. The original Deity of Madana-mohana was taken to Karauli in Rajasthan for safety during the attack on Vrindavan by the soldiers of the fanatical Muslim Emperor, Aurangzeb.
Radha Vallabha Temple: This famous temple was established by Harivamsa Gosvami, who started the Radha Vallabha sect emphasizing devotion to Radharani. In this temple, you will not find any deity of Radharani, but a crown has been placed next to Krishna to signify her presence.
Radha Damodara Temple: Visit this famous temple and marvel at the hand carved deity.
Vrindavan Forest: Your Mathura Vrindavan Tour would just be incomplete if you did not visit this forest. It is the 12th forest of Braja Mandala and is considered the most auspicious. This is considered to be the favourite forest of Lord Krishna where he would play His transcendental flute, thus calling all the beautiful gopis to come and enjoy the wonderful rasa-lila, the divine dance of love.
Lake Of Tears Or Mansarovar: This too is one of the must visit places while on your Mathura Vrindavan Tours. This place is a rare wetland grove where you will also find a fascinating bird sanctuary. Local tradition has it that the lake was formed from the tears of Radha when she feared she had lost Krishna. A solitary image of her is worshipped in a small shrine beside the lake. An atmosphere of desolation among the surrounding aged bowers heightens the remote beauty of this place. Pilgrims throng here throughout the spring and autumn seasons. But the real visitors to Manasarovar are the birds. Crowds of waterfowl and heron, the Sarus Crane, a bird revered in Braj, visit this place.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Agra around 67 km away from Vrindavan. The nearest international airport is Delhi, which is connected to almost every important city in the world with major airlines.
By Rail: Mathura is on the main lines of the Central and Western Railways and is connected with all the important cities of the state and country such as Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gwalior, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow.
By Road: Mathura is well connected via major National Highways. It is linked by the regular state bus services of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.