Mathura and Vrindavan, both religious places are devoted to Lord Krishna. Hence, the celebration of Holi festival is incredible and fascinating here. One full day is enough to explore Vrindavan and an additional day for Mathura. Lord Krishna is said to have spent his childhood in Vrindavan and has several interesting stories behind the temples of this place.
Only at a distance of 130 km from Noida City Centre, this is one of the shortest and quick trips from Delhi. Because of the well-maintained highway, Vrindavan and Mathura is just 2 hours journey from Delhi NCR.
1. Banke Bihari Temple
It is the main temple of Vrindavan established by Swami Haridas. The Idol of Lord Krishna placed in this temple is said to have appeared at NidhiVan.
2. Nidhi Van
It is believed that Lord Krishna conducts his Raas Leela in this temple every day at Nidhi Van. After 8 pm, you won’t find a single soul there because of this reason.
3. Raghunath temple
Based on South Indian architecture, this temple is said to have pillars made of gold and other gold articles are placed in its premises.
4. Prem Mandir
Apparently the most beautiful temple in Vrindavan. This temple is built in an enormous space with white marbles. It looks beautiful after sunset because of the lighting arrangement. Don’t miss the fountain show which happens around 7 pm.
5. Vaishno Devi temple
The Idol of Vaishno deity is so massive in this temple that you cannot miss it. You need to walk at least 1 kilometre from the entrance to reach insides the temple.
All the temples remain closed between 1 pm to 4 pm. So plan accordingly. Also, there are few things to be taken care of while visiting Vrindavan.
Moving towards Mathura, main places to visit are:
1. Shri Krishna Janambhoomi
It is believed that Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudev at this place thus making it a major tourist attraction.
2. Gita Mandir
Also known as Birla mandir as it was built by Birla. The entire content of Gita is inscribed on its walls.
3. Vishram Ghat
Out of several ghats in Mathura, this is most important. Aarti that happens every evening creates a spectacular ambience and is a treat to experience. Lord Krishna is said to have rested here after killing Kansa.
Also read : What not to do in Vrindavan