Vrindavan evokes much happy thoughts for who ever has had the opportunity to listen to Lord Krishna’s exploits growing up in Mathura. Vrindavan was the place of many of the exploits of this much-loved Hindu God. If you are a keen traveller and religious history interests you Mathura & Vrindavan are a must visit. Once there what is there for you to explore? The author has listed out a few places for your easy reference. Team RetyrSmart
Make your retirement years as much fun as Lord Krishna’s childhood in Vrindavan
Top attractions in Mathura & Vrindavan
Bankey Bihari Temple
Built by the great Indian music guru Swami Haridas in the year 1862, the temple houses an idol of Lord Krishna in his quintessential ‘carefree’ posture. The temple was built in an effort to keep the idol from getting into the hands of the Mughal invaders.
What’s a pilgrimage spot in India without its ghats. Located on the banks of Yamuna, Keshi Ghat is to Vrindavan what Dashashwamedh Ghat is to Varanasi. The magnificent Madanmohan Temple is the ghat’s prime attraction, and commands a visit when you are there. Legend goes that, Keshi Ghat was where Lord Krishna took a bath after he slew demon Keshi and since then it acquired a revered pilgrimage status.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple
A temple by ISKCON in Vrindavan, the Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple is one of the most peaceful places to visit. The best time to visit it is during the festival of Janmashtami.
Built in a distinctive Dravidian style of architecture in the year 1851, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganath alias Lord Vishnu. The temple sports a majestic gopuram – a monumental entrance tower – that can be seen from afar. The temple has a particularly delightful temple complex and fine architectural aesthetics.
It takes about 3.5 hours/ 182km to reach Vrindavan from Delhi by road.