The Holy Land of Lord Krishna

Vrindavan is a small town and it is located in the Mathura district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This small town is also popular by the name Vraj because it is located in the Braj region of India. Vrindavan is actually an ancient forest site and people believe that during the 3000 B.C, Lord Krishna used to play in this forest. Mahabharata is one of the greatest Indian epics and it also states that Vrindavan is that same forest where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. This small town is located about 10 kilometers away from the Mathura city. This ancient forest is located very close to the Agra-New Delhi highway.

Mathura is an ancient Indian city and it is also the birthplace to Lord Krishna. This city contains hundreds of temples of Lord Krishna and Radha and people from all across India as well as other neighboring countries visit the Mathura city every year. There are many other religions that have also accepted the fact that Mathura is a sacred city and these religions include Vaishnavism, Gaudiya and Hinduism.


If you are looking for some detailed information about the history of the small Vrindavan town, then you need to read the information that is provided in this article. Vrindavan is a sacred town and it carries an ancient past. According to the Hindu culture and Hindu history, Vrindavan contains many temples and most of these temples are dedicated to Lord Krishna. Govinda dev temple is one of the oldest temples and it was built in the year 1590. People believe that the Vrindavan town was founded and this temple was also built in the same century.

According to the historical beliefs, this sacred town was completely lost in the 16th century but Chaitanya mahaprabhu reconstructed this sacred town again. As a matter of fact, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited this holy town in the year 1515 and he located this forest with the transcendent pastimes of Lord Krishna. Chaitanya discovered many ancient forests that lie within Vrindavan and he tried to establish a spiritual trance of worship and divine love for Lord Krishna.

Well, if you are not aware, then I would like to tell you that since the last 250 years, Vrindavan the sacred town has been subjected to urbanization. In the earlier times, the local kings whittled the forest cover and later on, this urbanization was carried forward by the apartment developers and industrialists. The forest cover of Vrindavan has now been reduced to a very few spots and it has greatly affected the wildlife. Many species of peacock, birds and cows have been eliminated. There are only few peacocks left in the whole city.

How to Reach Vrindavan from Delhi

Delhi (Delhi) to Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) is 144 km.

Time by road is 2 hrs, 10 mins

  • Vrindavan is a sacred site and it is admired by most of the Hindu pilgrims. You can easily reach to the Vrindavan town by roadways. You can directly reach to the Mathura railway station because it is the closest railhead and from there, you can easily reach to Vrindavan.
  • This sacred forest cover is located only 10 kilometers away from Mathura city. After reaching to Mathura, you can hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw and reach to Vrindavan.
  • You can also get direct buses from Delhi and Agra to Vrindavan. If you want, you can also consider hiring a taxi from Delhi. Charges may vary from Rs 3000 per head to Rs 5000 per journey.

Driving Directions from Delhi to Vrindavan

Taj Expressway

Taj Expressway or Yamuna expressway is a 6 lane broad expressway and it is about 165 kilometers long. This expressway connects the Agra city with Greater Noida. Taj Expressway is a controlled access expressway and the total cost of building up this expressway is 12,839 Crore Indian Rupees. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated this expressway in the year 2012.

Toll Rates

If you are planning to reach Mathura via roadways, then you can go through this expressway but make sure that you pay the toll taxes. Toll is charged at three different toll stations. Cars and jeeps are charged at the rate of 2.10 INR per kilometer whereas trucks and buses are charged at 3.23 INR for every kilometer. A quick summary of toll charges is mentioned below.

Attractions in Vrindavan


ISKCON temple is one of the most famous temples in Vrindavan and this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. ISKCON temple is also known by the name Shri Krishna Balaram temple. This temple was built up by ISKCON in the year 1966. ISKCON stands for Internaional Society for Krishna Consciousness. The main aim of this temple is to spread the teachings of Bhagawad Gita and other holy scriptures among the people.

You can worship Lord Krishna and his elder brother Balaram in this temple. Other deities like Radha, gaura, Shyamsundar and Nitai are enshrined within this famous temple of Mathura.

Yamuna River

Yamuna River is a holy and pious river of India and it flows through the sacred city of Mathura. Many tourists and local residents take bath in the Yamuna River and it is believed that one can easily purify his/her sins after bathing in this holy Indian River. Vrindavan comprised Kesi Ghat and this ghat is located on the riverside.

Bankey Bihari Temple

Bankey Bihari temple is also one of the popular temples and it was built by Swami Haridas in the year 1864. You can watch Lord Krishna in his popular Tribhanga posture, inside this temple. After some years, other deities were also added to this temple like radha rani and Shyamsundar. Every year, in the month of Sravana, this temple gets thronged by devotees from all across India and other neighboring countries. A festival named Jhulan Yatra also takes place in the month of July when lord Krishna is placed on a golden swing. The curtains are closed and raised every minute because people believe that the brilliant eyes of Lord Krishna can eventually make them go unconscious.

Shree Radha Ras Bihari Ashta Sakhi Temple

Shree Radha Ras Bihari Ashta Sakhi Temple is also a popular Hindu temple and it is located in the holy city of Mathura. This temple is dedicated to radha rani. People do believe that this temple is a home to all the rasa Lilas of Goddess Radha and Bankey Bihari.

Rangaji Temple

Rangaji temple was contructed in the year 1851 and this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha or Lord Vishnu. Devotees visit this temple in the month of March and April. A festival, named Rath Ka Mela is also celebrated where the deities are placed on a rath and devotees pull the rath to the temple.


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