About Mathura Vrindavan

Mathura Vrindavan tour means the tour of holly pilgrimage Mathura Vrindavan which tells the whole story of Shri Krishna. According to the legends, in Treta Yuga, Mathura was founded by Shatrughana where the emperor Kansa was ruled who was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. The destination of Mathura Vrindavan is now famous by the name of Braj Bhumi.

Mathura is an ordinary village on the bank of the River Yamuna, where Krishna was born. It is very close to Vrindavan. In Mathura, there are a number of temples such as Dwarkadhish Temple, Rangji Temple, Krishna Janmbhoomi, Radha Madanmohan temple and etc.

The second step of the Mathura Vrindavan trip is Vrindavan which is also well-known for the Hindu Pligrimages. Mathura is the place where Lord Krishna used up most of his early days of life; singing to gopis and viewing visions killing devils. The tour able places of Vrindavan are Bankey Bihari Temple, ISKCON Temple, Govind Deo temple, Seva Kunj and etc. Thus, Mathura Vrindavan travel package is the very interesting tour for visitors who have interest in Lord Krishna.

Places to See/Visit at Mathura Vrindavan

The Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple : This site marks the spot of Lord Krishna's appearance. The original temple, the Kesava Deo temple, was plundered by Aurangzeb and replaced by a mosque. Communal tensions are still high, which means that security is tight. Visitors must make an entry of all their belongings (bags, cameras etc) at the cloakroom, pass through a metal detector, and be frisked. Amongst the souvenir shops inside you will find several small shrines. The main shrine, of course, is inconspicuous; a small, dimly lit replica of the prison cell where He was born while King Kamsa held his parents captive. The temple is open between 6am and noon, and between 3 pm and 8 pm. Barbed wire and armed guards separate the temple from the mosque lying alongside. The nearby sandstone stepped tank known as Potara Kund is revered as the place where the infant Krishna's nappies were once washed.

Dwarkadeesh Temple : This temple dedicated to Lord Krishna was built in 1814 by Seth Gokuldas Parekh, the then treasurer of the princely state of Gwalior, and is the main place of worship for the city's Hindus. Its rich interiors are shown off to advantage when the late afternoon sun shines through its wire-mesh roof. The temple is open daily between 6 am and 12 pm, and 3.30 pm and 9 pm.

Vishram Ghat : Of the 25 ghats in Mathura, Vishram Ghat is the most important. It is here that the traditional parikrama (a circumbulation of all the important religious and cultural places in a city) of the Mathura ghats begins and ends. This is where Lord Krishna is said to have rested after killing the evil king Kamsa. Hire a boat for a float on the river for Rs 20; you are likely to spot a turtle or two. There is an aarti in the morning at 4:45 am during the summer (5:15 am during winters) and in the evenings at 7:00 pm (winter) and 7:30 pm (summer).

Sati Burj : A four-storeyed tower built by the son of Behari Mal of Jaipur in 1570 in remembrance of his mother's supreme sacrifice: sati or self-immolation at the funeral pyre of her husband. Aurangzeb razed the upper storeys, but they were promptly rebuilt.

Kans Qila : This once-splendid-now-ruined fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh of Amber. It was rebuilt by Emperor Akbar and Jai Singh of Jaipur set up an observatory here, but it has since disappeared.

Govind Dev Temple (Vrindavan) : This bulky red sandstone edifice, built by Raja Man Singh of Amber in 1590, is easily the most imposing structure in Vrindavan. Its name means divine cowherd, or, in other words, Lord Krishna. Architecturally one of the most significant Hindu temples in North India. Originally seven storeys high, but Aurangzeb knocked off the top four floors. You can admire its ornate mandapa, with open balconies on two floors, and elaborate columns. The mouldings and sculpture avoid depicting any human form.

Rangaji (Sri Ranganatha) Temple (Vrindavan) : Dates back to 1851. A bizarre melange of architectural styles: a Rajput entrance gate, a south Indian gopuram, an Italian-style colonnade. You might just pause at the entrance to take in the two electronic puppet shows depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Non-Hindus are not permitted into the central enclosure, which has a 15 m gold-plated pillar. Open daily 6 to 11 am and 4 to 9 pm in summer (6 to 12 pm and 3 to 9 pm in winter).

Banke Bihari Temple (Vrindavan) : Much younger than its other holy cousins, the Banke Bihari temple is nevertheless Vrindavan's most popular one, and renowned for the floral decorations that adorn its deity. Watch a proper darshan, where the anxious waiting of fervent worshippers is rewarded by a momentary glimpse of their God. Stalls in the lane leading up to the temple dish out delicious lassis in bhands (unfired clay vessels). Open daily 9 am to 12 pm and 7 am to 12 pm in summer (10 am to 1 pm and 6 to 9 pm in winter). On Janmashtami, a mangala aarti takes place at this temple at 4 pm. On all festive occasions, there's an hour-long special darshan at the temple.

Gita Mandir (Vrindavan) : This relatively new temple was built by one of India's premier industrial clans, the Birlas. It houses the Gita stambh, a pillar with the entire Bhagwad Gita displayed on its surface. However, it is completely overshadowed by the presence of the outrageously-designed Pagal Baba Mandir just down the road.

Madan Mohan Temple (Vrindavan) : Built by Kapur Ram Das of Multan, and closely associated with the saint Chaitanya, this is the oldest existing temple in Vrindavan today. The original idol of Lord Madan Mohan was moved to Karauli in Rajasthan during Aurangzeb's rule. Today, its replica is worshipped within the temple here.

Jaipur Temple (Vrindavan) : Richly adorned, and very opulent. Its fine-carved sandstone exterior was made possible by a grant from Sawai Madhav Singh, Maharaja of Jaipur, in 1917. It is dedicated to Shri Radha Madhav.

Shahji Temple (Vrindavan) : Designed and built in 1876 by Shah Kundan Lal, a Lucknowi jeweller. Acclaimed for its fine architecture and beautiful marble sculpture, the temple has twelve 15-ft spiral columns. The darbar hall, known as Basanti Kamra, boasts of Belgian glass chandeliers and numerous paintings.

Shri Krishna-Balram Temple (Vrindavan) : This is the work of the International Society for Shri Krishna Consciousness ISKCON. Its principal deities are Shri Krishna-Balram and Shri Radha-Shyam Sundar. Next to the temple is the white marble samadhi of Shri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON sect.

Mirabai Ashram (Vrindavan) : There are several ‘widow houses’ in Vrindavan maintained by affluent devotees that provide sustenance for these unfortunates who look upon Lord Krishna as their only solace. Two thousand of them gather at the Mirabhai ashram twice a day, and their collective chorus as they chant bhajans can be a moving moment.

Seva Kunj (Vrindavan) : This is where Lord Krishna once performed the ras-lila with Radha-Rani and the gopis. The samadhi of Swami Haridas also lies here.

Kesi Ghat (Vrindavan) : This is the place where Lord Krishna is said to have killed the Kesi demon who appeared in the form of a gigantic horse. He then took His bath in this very same ghat. This is also very famous bathing place in Vrindavana. An aarti to Yamuna Devi is held here every evening.

Other places of interest include the Sriji Temple, the Jugal Kishore temple, Lal Babu Temple, Kaliya Ghat, Varaha Ghat, Imli Tal and Chira Ghat.

Mathura Vrindavan Tour Package from Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi-
Transfer to Hotel Imperial or similar. After lunch, half-day tour of Delhi, visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple. Hanuman Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir, India Gate and Chhattarpur Mandir. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi/Mathura (147kms/2.5 hrs) -
After breakfast, depart by car/coach for Mathura - city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods - lord Krishna, which is sacred for being the birth place of lord Krishna. The surroundings 'Braj Bhoomi' is where lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. On arrival, check-in at Hotel Madhuban or similar. After lunch, visit Vrindavan, where lord Krishna spent his childhood days. played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple - built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendor of medieval India. We proceed to Rangaji Temple - Vrindavan's longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50ft tall 'Dhwaja Stambha', believed to be gold-plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kail Chat, Glass Temple and the Bankey Bihari Temple - one of the oldest temples built in 1921. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Mathura/Gokui/Mahavan/Goverdhan/Mathura -
After breakfast, carrying packed lunch drive by car/coach to Gokul - where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya's home in secrecy to escape the wrath of tyrant Kansa. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan - believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit 'Assi Khambha', the tennple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan - where lord Krishna held aloft 'Giriraj'. the sandstone hill on his finger for seven days and nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain and thunder sent by Indrs. Return to Mathura for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Mathura/Nand Gaon/Barsana/Mathura -
After breakfast, visit Nand Goon - the house of lord Krishna's foster father Nand, in whose memory stands the 19th century temple. A little beyond is Pan Sarovar - one of the four most celebrated takes in Braj. Continue to Barsana - the birth place of Radha - with temples in reverence of Ladliji (Radha). Also visit the water tank 'Prem Sarovar', the first meeting place of Radha-Krishna. Return to Mathura for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Mathura/Agra/Delhi -
After breakfast, drive to Agra 157kms/1.5hrs). lunch and city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Tomb of ltmad-Ud-Daullah. Proceed to Delhi (203kms/5hrs). On arrival check-in and overnight at Hotel Imperial or similar.

Day 06: Delhi/Back Home -
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to onward journey/bock home.

Mathura Vrindavan Tour Package Include -
All Transfers by AC Car.
Accomodation in AC Rooms
Breakfast,Lunch & Diner
All Sightseeing.

For Booking Call - +91-9990422209

 

India Tour Packages : Goa | Kashmir | Shimla | Manali | Rajasthan | Ladakh | Nainital | Ooty | Darjeeling | Mussoorie | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Jaisalmer | Port Blair | Mount Abu | Almora | Munnar | Dehradun | Amritsar | Delhi | Mumbai | Summer Packages | New Year Packages 2015

International Packages : Singapore | Thailand | Bangkok | Dubai | Malaysia | Europe | Australia | South Africa | New Zealand | Bali | Egypt | Bhutan | Nepal | Sri Lanka | Hong Kong | Mauritius | Maldives | Tashkent | Rome | Russia | Kathmandu | UK | Paris | America | Uzbekistan |

Pilgrimage Tour Packages : Vaishno Devi Packages | Shirdi Tour Packages | Amarnath Yatra 2015 | Chardham Yatra 2015 | Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2015 | Tirupati Balaji Package | Salasar Balaji Tour | Do Dham Yatra Package | Jagannath Rath Yatra 2014 | Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours | Jain Pilgrimage Tours | Varanasi Pilgrimage Package | Ajmer Dargah Tour | Hajj Yatra | Haridwar-Rishikesh Tour | Mathura Vrindavan Tour | 9 Devi Darshan Tour | 12 Jyotirlinga Yatra | Golden Temple Tour | Hazur Sahib | Hemkund Sahib | South India Pilgrimage | North India Pilgrimage | Rajasthan Pilgrimage Tour

Wildlife & Adventure : Ranthambore National Park | Sariska National Park | Jim Corbett National Park | Kanha National Park | Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary | Kaziranga National Park | Pushkar Camel Fair | Rishikesh River Rafting | Scuba Diving | Trekking Tours | Paragliding Tours | Biking in Ladakh | Mountaineering | Camel Safari |

Other Services : Corporate Travel Management | Corporate Event Management | Wedding Planning | Air Tickets | Car Rental | Hotel Booking | Visa & Passport | Travel Insurance | Train Tickets |