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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 and the world-famous 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. 

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Holi Celebrations in Vrindavan Dham

Holi is one of the most famous festivals that is celebrated in India, that too on a grand scale. However, the 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 (Holi with flowers). 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.

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Legend of Vrindavan Dham

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.

History of Vrindavan Dham

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 1515 when the saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went out on a venture to look for the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The city was built in 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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Vrindavan

The food available in Vrindavan is only pure vegetarian and often even without any onion or garlic. However, the city's food is still quite flavourful and is full of colours and richness in it. A typical platter here is incomplete without Aloo-Puri, Pakoras and Lassi. The town also houses quite 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, include Hing ki Kachori, Kachori-Sabzi, Chana- Bhatura, Chhole-Poori as well as sweets such as Pedhe, Laddos, Rabri, Jalebi, Kheer, Kalakand, Khurchan, Balushai and many more.
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What are the top hotels in Vrindavan?

There are 186 in Vrindavan which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Vrindavan are SPOT ON 41945 Tulsi Inn, Shri Ji Darshan, Brij Darshan - Vrindavan Dham, HOTEL BASERA, Holy tripadvisor, Holytripadvisor 1001-Kanchan palace. You can see all the hotels in Vrindavan here

What is the best way to reach Vrindavan?

Being a famous pilgrimage spot, Vrindavan is well connected to the different destinations in India through Mathura (10 km away). Most people travelling to Vrindavan, travel to Mathura by rail or road and cover the rest of the way to Vrindavan through buses and autos.
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Who should visit Vrindavan?

Ideal for families/couples, devotees, pilgrims and weekend getaways.

What is the local food in Vrindavan?

The food available in Vrindavan is only pure vegetarian and often even without any onion or garlic. However, the city's food is still quite flavourful and is full of colours and richness in it. A typical platter here is incomplete without Aloo-Puri, Pakoras and Lassi. The town also houses quite 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, include Hing ki Kachori, Kachori-Sabzi, Chana- Bhatura, Chhole-Poori as well as sweets such as Pedhe, Laddos, Rabri, Jalebi, Kheer, Kalakand, Khurchan, Balushai and many more.
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What is not so good about Vrindavan?

Congested during festivals. Weather is quite hot during the summer months.

What are the places near Vrindavan?

The top places near to Vrindavan are Agra which is 54 km from Vrindavan, Mathura which is located 10 km from Vrindavan, Delhi which is located 129 km from Vrindavan, Bharatpur which is located 45 km from Vrindavan, Deeg which is located 38 km from Vrindavan

What is famous about Vrindavan?

Extremely vibrant, lively and colourful town of Uttar Pradesh.

What are the things to do in Vrindavan?

The top things to do in Vrindavan are Banke Bihari Mandir, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman Temple, ISKCON Vrindavan, Sri Ranganatha Temple, Katyayani. You can see all the places to visit in Vrindavan here

What is the best time to visit Vrindavan?

Devotees flock Vrindavan around the year, except during sultry summer months since the holy city has tropical weather. The best time to visit Vrindavan is during winters from October to March, when the months are ideal for sightseeing and a great time to witness the beauty of the Yamuna River. Apart from Winters, Monsoons are also a perfect time as the surroundings are serene with petrichor and pleasant weather throughout the day.

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VPCVNARAYANARAO VADLAMUDI 2 months ago
Vrindavan is most soul and beauty powerful place to visit once in life time to see temple and greatness of Hindu temple lord Krishna.
Aman Shrivastava 7 months ago
It's the most exquisite temple that I have ever visited in India. Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the greatest spiritual master ever born in India as he has been conferred with the title of 'JAGADGURUTTAM'. He has beautifully infused divinity in the entire campus of Prem Mandir.
Pintu Bansal 2 years ago
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