Vrindavan Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to March
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"Lord Krishna's childhood abode" Vrindavan Tourism One of the oldest cities on the banks of Yamuna, Vrindavan is considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna had spent his childhood in Vrindavan. The name of the city has been derived from Vrinda (meaning basil) and van (meaning grove) which perhaps refer to the two small groves at Nidhivan and Seva Kunj. Since Vrindavan is considered to be a sacred place, a large number of people come here to abandon their worldly life. The city of Vrindavan hosts hundreds of Lord Krishna and Radha temples scattered throughout, the most famous ones being Banke Bihari temple, ISKCON temple. The vibrant surroundings perfectly depict the playful and benevolent nature of Lord Krishna. Located along the waters of River Yamuna, the numerous temples set amidst the thick woods and lush greenery of Vrindavan are the major attractions here. Also known as Vrindavan, this city derives its name from the groves of Brinda and Vana meaning forest. Download Vrindavan PDF Guide > What's Great? Extremely vibrant, lively and colourful town of Uttar Pradesh. Extremely vibrant, lively and colourful town of Uttar Pradesh. What's not so Great? Congested during festivals. For Whom Ideal for families/couples, devotees, pilgrims and weekend getaways.

History of Vrindavan Vrindavan is said to be as old as the Maurya Dynasty that ruled the city from 325 BC to 184 BC. During the 3000 BC, Vrindavan was known as an urbanised trade and commercial settlement. It was rediscovered in the year 1515 when the saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went out on a venture to look for the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The city was built in the year 1590. During the last 250 years, the forests and grove in Vrindavan have been subjected to urbanisation. The forest cover has been slowly cleared by apartment developers and only a few patches of forest are left. More information about Vrindavan Around 15 km from Mathura, Vrindavan is a town of innumerable temples dotted across its landscape. According to legends, Lord Krishna spent his childhood days in the town of Vrindavan. It is a prominent and most dearly loved town by devotees of Lord Krishna. Vrindavan borrows its name from Vrinda, which means Tulsi (Holy Basil) and the town was said to be a basil-grove once. Vrindavan is widely famous for its extravagant mentions in scriptures and anecdotes related to Lord Krishna. The town is peculiarly flocked by widows, hence Vrindavan is also a city of widows. Holi Celebrations Holi is one of the most famous festivals that are celebrated in India and is celebrated on a grand scale across the country. However, Holi celebration in Braj is the most famous. Braj is a historical region that covers Mathura, Vrindavan and some areas in proximity. Holi in Braj attracts tourists and pilgrims in huge numbers every year from all over the world. This is mainly due to its unique customs and traditions. The Banke Bihari temple celebrates the phool vali holi. It is also considered to be the most. Just as the name suggests, it is played with flowers and not with the traditional colours. It celebrated on the Ekadashi before holi.

Itinerary Day 1-Reach Vrindavan in the morning. Freshen up and head towards the Banke Bihari mandir for the morning Aarti. You can spend your day visiting various temples in the vicinity of Vrindavan and perform the Vrindavan Parikrama, a tour around the holy town. If you are interested in puppet shows, do visit the Pagal Baba Temple. Later, you can feast your soul at one of the ghats for the evening Aarti and the spiritual zeal of the devotees. Day 2-The Govardhan Hill is around 8 km from Vrindavan and considered a pilgrimage spot by devotees. You can head towards the hill on foot. Alternatively, you can visit the ghats for the morning Aarti. Festivals like Holi, Janmashtami and Radhashtmi attracts lakhs of tourists from far and wide. You can also stroll around Nidhiban and Seva Kunj.

Restaurants and Local Food in Vrindavan The food in Varanasi is only pure vegetarian and often even without any onion or garlic. However the city's platter has much flavor, color and richness to lose oneself in. A typical platter here is incomplete withoutAloo-Puri, Pakoras and Lassi.The town also houses quiet a variety from traditional snacks and delicacies on the street to global cuisines with the finest cheesecakes, salads and lasagna. The other relishes of the town that you must try, includeHing ki Kachori, Kachori-Sabzi, Chana- Bhatura, Chhole-Poorias well as sweets such asPedhe, Laddos, Rabri, Jalebi, Kheer, Kalakand, Khurchan, Balushaiand many more. View 2 Restaurants in Vrindavan >>

Oct-Maris the best time to visit Vrindavan Vrindavan is flocked by devotees round the year. Except for the sultry summer months, you can visit the town anytime throughout the year. You can also plan the visit around festivals and celebrations of the town. Weather in Vrindavan Loading... Vrindavan in Summer (April - June) The summer months are usually avoided to visit Vrindavan. However, if the scorching sun isn't a pain for you, you can very well plan out your trip during this time. Vrindavan in Monsoon (July - September) The monsoon months are the second best months to visit the town. The rains add to the beauty of the ghats and the Yamuna waters along with lush green Nidhibans and surrounding area. Vrindavan in Winter (October - March) The winter months are a good time to visit Vrindavan. You can visit the town around Holi in February or around October-November. Monthly Weather in Vrindavan Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 9 21 February 11 26 March 16 31 April 24 39 May 27 40 June 28 39 July 27 34 August 27 33 September 26 35 October 21 34 November 14 29 December 10 24

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