Saturday, September 23, 2023

Vrindavan – The Most Sacred Place in India

Are you a devotee of Lord Krishna? You would definitely know one of the holy places in India, Vrindavan. All Krishna devotees desire to visit this place once in a lifetime. The place holds religious importance as it is said that Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood there. Let us explore more about this holy place in this article.

Vrindavan, popularly known as Brindaban or Vrindaban, is one of the historical, sacred places in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located in the Mathura district and the Braj Bhoomi region. It is a little near the capital city, 151 km from Delhi.

Its longitudinal and latitudinal distribution is 27°33¢ in the North to a longitude of 77°44¢ in the East. Also, it is very close to Mathura city, just 10 km. Talking about its location, Vrindavan is located on the New Delhi-Chennai and New Delhi-Mumbai main railway lines. This route increases access to more pilgrimages across it.

Do you know?

Krishna devotees believe that he visits Vrindavan every night to adore Radha.

Let us now explore the city’s history, famous temples, tourist attractions, popular festivals, foods, and hotels.

Vrindavan – A Sacred City


The name of the place is derived from Vrinda (Tulsi or Basil) and van (grove or small forest). It is mythologically believed that the entire place has a Tulsi grove at one time. Another side story also tells that Vrindavan comes after Vrinda Devi, one of Krishna’s playmates.

This holy place has around 5,500 temples devoted to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. These temples are of different types, such as private shrines and sattras (educational institutions of neo-Vaishnavite tradition that serve as cultural centers), and all these are spread on a 10 km stretch.

Vrindavan, being one of the oldest and most sacred places, has a long history. It dates back to 5,000 years when Lord Krishna lived and played in the city. Krishna, his cowherd friends, lovely milkmaids with whom he enjoyed a lot, dense forests, cows, Yamuna river, and other creatures, including peacocks, parrots, and monkeys, all together made a divine place – Vrindavan.

The place is also called the City of Widows. Many widows move into the town and its surrounding area after their husband’s death. They come from the cities of West Bengal, Assam, and Odisha. They spend all their time singing Bhajans and Kirtans.


Vasudeva and Devaki gave birth to Lord Krishna in Mathura and were imprisoned then. His birthday is well known as Janmashtami. Devaki was the sister of a cruel ruler of Mathura, Kansa. It was predicted that Devaki’s eighth child would cause Kansa’s ruination.

With the fear of this prediction, Kansa imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva. He also killed their first six children immediately after their birth. So, after the birth of Lord Krishna, Vasudeva crossed the Yamuna River and left baby Krishna at his friend’s home, Nanda Baba, in Gokul.

Nanda Baba and Yashoda Maiya raised baby Krishna with loads of love. After growing up, Krishna confronted Kansa and said he was the only one destined to kill him. After hearing this, Kansa burned the entire Gokul village intending to burn Krishna. Krishna already had his plans. Before the army of Kansa started burning the village, Krishna convinced Nanda Baba to go to Vrishbanu Baba’s village, Barsana.

Barsana is a village where Krishna and Radha spent their lovely time together, teaching people about love and devotion. Further, Vrishabhanu Baba gifted the land of Vrindavan to Gokulvasis, which became a place for Krishna and Radha to perform lilas and offer people valuable life lessons and teachings.

Best Time to Visit Vrindavan

The best time to visit Vrindavan is during the winter season – September, October, November, December, January, February, and March. The temperature during these months is low, and it is comfortable for people to visit different temples and monuments. From October to February, the temperature ranges between 10°C to 30°C.

During summer, from the end of March to May, the temperature ranges between 22°C to 45°C. However, during the monsoon season, the city remains wet all time.

How to Reach Vrindavan?

You can reach Vrindavan by flight, rail, and road.

Air: The nearest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, 130 km away. Besides, Agra Airport is 72 km away from Vrindavan. This airport is connected to major Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi, through limited flights. From the airport, you can book taxis to reach the city.

Rail: The nearest railway station is the Mathura Railway Station, which is connected to all parts of the country. You can hire a taxi to reach Vrindavan from Mathura.

Road: Vrindavan is well connected to all major cities in Uttar Pradesh via road. The National Highway (NH) 44 connects Delhi and Vrindavan, which are at a distance of 129 km. The city is 117 km from Gurgaon, 54 km from Agra, and 9 km from Mathura.

15 Best Places to Visit in Vrindavan

As mentioned earlier, Vrindavan is a holy place and hosts several temples devoted to worshipping Lord Krishna. Let us explore some of the best places to visit in Vrindavan.

1. Banke Bihari Mandir

Devoted to Lord Krishna, Banke Bihari Mandir is among the country’s most popular and spectacular holy edifices. The temple’s Rajasthani-style architecture is adorned with painstaking stonework and arched windows.

Banke Bihari Mandir is one of the 7 temples of Thakurs in Vrindavan, including Sri Radhavallabh Ji and Shri Govind Dev Ji. It hosts an extensive collection of Lord Krishna’s idols and paintings. The main idol of Lord Krishna is in the form of a child and is in the Tribhanga position.

Regarding the shrine’s name, the word ‘Banke’ implies bent in three places, and ‘Bihari’ refers to a supreme enjoyer.

Moreover, tourists can walk through different phases of Lord Krishna’s life, from childhood to the elder days. The temple witnesses several poojas, festivities, and spiritual events throughout the year.

  • Timings:
    • 7:45 AM. to 12:00 PM, 5:30 AM, 9:30 PM. (Summer)
    • 8:45 AM. to 1:00 PM. & 4:30 PM. to 8:30 AM. (Winter)
  • Festivals Celebrated: Janmashtami, Holi, Jhulan Yatra, Akshaya Tritiya, Bihar Panchami, and Radhashtami.
  • Interesting Fact: The temple has no bells or conchs on the premises, as Krishna does not like the sound of instruments.

2. Prem Mandir

Popular as the Temple of God’s love, Prem Mandir is infused with grace and majesty and is spread over a vast land of 55 acres. This religious place is dedicated to the love of Lord Krishna and Radha and Lord Ram and Sita. The piousness and serenity in and around the temple fill tourists with happiness and spirituality.

Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj started the construction of this temple in 2001 and completed it in 2012. This newly built temple’s alluring architecture attracts Krishna devotees from across the globe.

What is more interesting to see in Prem Mandir is the 48 panels that exhibit the entire life story of Lord Krishna. Besides, you must not miss the exterior of the temple. Built with white marble and carved with intricate designs, the shrine’s architectural beauty is appealing and a sight to behold for a lifetime. The colorful lighting at night gives a spectacular view.

  • Timings: 5:30–6:30 am, 8:30 am–12 pm, 4:30–8 pm (All Year)
  • Festivals Celebrated – Janmashtami and Radhastami.

3. Radha Raman Temple

Radha Raman Temple is one of the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. Located 2 km from the city center, the temple is devoted to Lord Krishna, who is considered Radha Ramana, who gives pleasure to Radha.

The temple has the authentic Shaligram deity of Lord Krishna with Radharani, who are self-manifested deities from Shaligram Shila. The majestic smile on Krishna’s deity fills you with immense joy and positive vibes. Overall, the deities are captivating.

Radha Raman temple was built in early 1542. Later, Shah Behari Lallji renovated it in 1826. The shrine is located in the riverside area, adding more scenic beauty to its modern Hindu style of architecture. It also houses the tomb of Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who originally built the temple.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Festivals Celebrated – Ram Navami, Chadan Yatra, Jhulan Yatra, Balaram Purnima, Janmashtmi, Radhashtami, Kartika, and Gaura Purnima.

4. Nidhivan

Nidhivan, also called Tulsi Forest, is one of the most divine and revered sites with a mystery attached to it. People commonly believe that Lord Krishna and Radharani visit this place every night and perform raslila. However, it is not allowed for anyone to stay inside Nidhivan at night. This belief leaves every human in mystery.

Besides short Tulsi trees, the place hosts a temple called Rang Mahal, where Radha and Krishna spend their night after raslila. Another temple inside the premises of Nidhivan is Bansichor Radha temple. It is believed that the temple is the place where Radharani stole Lord Krishna’s flute.

  • Timings: 6 AM – 8 PM

5. ISKCON Vrindavan (Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir)

Also popular as Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan is among the world’s most prime and opulent temples. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his brother, Balaram. Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), built this shrine in Vrindavan as an epitome of the love of brothers.

ISKCON is among the major attractions in the city and is thronged by Krishna devotees across the globe. It is situated in ​the Raman Reti area. It houses the idols of Lord Krishna and Balaram, with idols of their friends on the right side. On the left side, the statues of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura are established.

  • Timings: 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM, 7 AM – 1 PM, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Festivals Celebrated – Annakoot or Goverdhan Puja, Damodar Festival in Kartik, Radhaashtami, Lalita Sakhi, Vyasa Puja, Janmashtami, and Jhulan Yatra.

6. Seva Kunj Mandir

It is the place where Lord Krishna and Radharani used to spend hours together. Seva Kunj, also known as Nikunj Van, illustrates the lovely tales of these deities. It is a dome-shaped temple with paintings of Krishna and Radha on the walls.

Devotees can visit this place only during the daytime and not after sunset. It is believed that Kanhaji and Radharani visit this place every night. Additionally, people believe that Lord Krishna helped Radharani to get ready for Raas Leela by decorating her with ornaments and combing her hair at this holy place. All this is depicted on the temple’s walls as shlokas.

  • Timings: 8.00 am – 7.30 pm (Closed between 11:00 AM to 05:30 PM)

7. Shri Rangji Temple

Also known as Shri Rangnathji Temple is devoted to a South Indian Vaishnava Saint, Lord Sri Goda Ranagamannar, and Lord Ranganatha. It is located on the Vrindavan-Mathura Marg. The temple houses an idol of Krishna in the form of a groom with his bride Goda (Andal).

Goda was a famous 8th-century saint in South India who composed a hymn for Lord Krishna and Vrindavan, Tiruppuvai. Her dedication and worship made Krishna agree to be her groom.

Shri Rangji Temple is among the largest temples in North India and among the 108 Divyadesams of the Vaishnavas. The temple has the Dravidian style of architecture with ancient decors, columns, pillars, and even a lake. Devotees throng it during the Sri Brahmotsav festival in March and April.

  • Timings:
    • Summer: 5:30 AM – 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Winter: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Festivals Celebrated – Sri Brahmotsav

8. Kathyayani Peeth

Among the 51 Shakti Peethas, Kathyayni Peeth is one and is also known as Uma Shakti Peeth. It has five different deities – Goddess Uma (Shakti), Lord Shiva (Shiva), Lord Lakshmi Narayan (Vaishnava), Lord Surya (Saurya), and Lord Ganesha (Ganpataya).

It is a common belief among people that it is the place where Mata Sati’s Ringlets of Hair fell when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra to cut Mata Sati’s body to relieve Lord Shiva from the grief of losing his wife.

Yogiraj Swami Keshvanand Brahmachari built Kathyayani Peeth in 1923. Over the past decade, it has undergone a lot of renovation. However, the major part is intact. The temple’s exterior is built using white marble, and the pillars are constructed using black stone.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Festivals Celebrated – Janmashtami, Navratri, Holi, Diwali, and Basant Panchami.

9. Sri Sri Radha Gokulnanda Temple

Lokanath Goswami built the Sri Sri Radha Gokulnanda temple, located between Keshi Ghat and Radha Raman Temple. It houses the idols of Radha Vinoda, Radha Gokulananda, and Lord Chaitanya. It also has Govardhana-shila with a thumbprint, which Lord Chaitanya gave to Raghunath Dasa Gosvami.

Though the temple is not spread across a vast land and has no elaborate structure, the chants of aarti and immense piousness and spirituality make the atmosphere calm and holy.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

10. Sri Ashta Sakhi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, Radharani, and her eight friends, Ashta Sakhi. It is also considered a place where Kanhaji and Radharani would perform a divine act of Raas Leela. Radharani’s friends, Ashta Sakhis, were involved in a love play with Lord Krishna.

Among all friends, Lalita and Vishaka are considered to be leaders. Others include Champakalata, Chitra, Tungavidya, Indulekha, Rangadevi, and Sudevi. Their only mission was to serve Radharani.

The temple is also popular as Shree Radha Ras Behari Ashta Sakhi Mandir. It is located close to Banke Bihari Mandir and is centuries old. Over the years, the temple has undergone renovation and modernization. The stone carvings are intricate and done by the master carvers and sculptors who showcased their skills on the Taj Mahal.

This is one of the most spectacular places with intriguing history one must not forget to visit when in Vrindavan.

  • Timings: 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Festivals Celebrated – Utsava, Maha Utsava, and Maha Maha Utsava (Janmotsava, Nandotsava, Rasotsava, Dolotsava, Cida-Dadhi Mahotsava, Snana-yatra Mahotsava, Netrotsava, Hera Panchami Mahotsava, Deepavali Mahotsava, Annakuta Mahotsava, Nama Karana Mahotsava, Vivahotsava, and Tirobhava Mahotsava).

11. Priyakant Ju Mandir

A glamorous and mesmerizing temple with the shape of a Lotus flower is Priyakant Ju Mandir. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna in the form of Kant Ju and Radharani in the form of Priya Ji. Kant Ju and Priya Ji bestow their blessings on devotees coming to the temple.

The shrine is located on the Vrindavan-Mathura Marg and has an alarming height of 125 meters. Inside the temple, there are several ponds and a narrow pathway to the main door. Besides, there are the statues of Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Shiva.

  • Timings: 8:30 A – 12 PM, 4 PM – 9 PM

12. Barsana

Barsana, the birthplace of Radharani, is a historical town located in the Mathura district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Located in the Braj region, Barsana is 42 km from Vrindavan and 51 km from Mathura Railway Station. The town is also popular as Vrishabhanupura, named after Vrishabhanu Maharaj, the father of Radharani.

Filled with several temples dedicated to Goddess Radhrani, the town is an integral part of the Krishna pilgrimage, including Vrindavan, Mathura, Dwarka, Kurukshetra, and Govardhan. Some popular places in Barsana to visit are Radha Rani Temple, Bhanusarovar, Ravari Kund, Sankhari Khor, Rangeeli Mahal, Kirti Mandir, Maan Mandir, Shri Radha Kushal Bihari Temple, and Daan Bihari Temple.

Moreover, the town is situated between two hills – Brahma Hill and Vishnu Hill. These hills have four peaks in the Braj region. People believe that these peaks are the heads of Lord Bramha. Each peak has a temple with its own religious importance.

  • Festivals Celebrated – Lathmar Holi.

13. Keshi Ghat

The main ghat of Vrindavan, Keshi Ghat, is one of the most elegant banks on the river of Yamuna. Krishna devotees worldwide visit this place to dip inside the sacred water of the Yamuna River.

Queen Lakshmi Devi of Bharatpur built Keshi Ghat in the 17th century. It is a historical place where Lord Krishna killed Keshi, a horse daemon sent by Kansa.

After taking a bath in the holy water of Yamuna, devotees throng Madan Mohan Temple for prayers situated alongside Keshi Ghat. Every evening, tourists witness Yamuna maha-aarti at the ghat.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

14. Madan Mohan Temple

One of the oldest temples in Vrindavan is Madan Mohan Temple or Sri Radha Madana Mohan Temple. It is located in the vicinity of Kaliya Ghat. The temple is on the hill, Dwadasa Aditya Hill, 50 feet above the ground. According to the beliefs, it is the place where Kanhaji rested after conquering Kaiya Naag.

Along with Shri Krishna (Madan Mohan), the temple houses Radharani and her sakhi, Lalita. As the temple is at a height, you can experience a stunning view of the entire Vrindavan.

It is believed that the great-grandson of Lord Krishna – Vajranabh – built this temple. It has an old architectural style with intricate details. The central tower houses the idols of Krishna, Radharani, and Latika. Bhajan Kutir and Samadhi of Sri Sanatana Goswami are present in the right tower, and the left tower always remains closed.

  • Timings:
    • Winter: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Summer: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

15. Mata Vaishno Devi Dham

Mata Vaishno Devi Dham is a place in Vrindavan devoted to Maa Vaishno Devi. The temple has a cave and an enormous idol of Maa Vaishno Devi. The idol is one of the biggest statues in Vrindavan. Once you enter the cave, you can notice amazing carvings depicting the nine avatars of Goddess Vaishno Devi. This place is perfect if you want the utmost peace and serene spirituality.

Timings: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Festivals Celebrated With Great Pomp in Vrindavan

The holy place, Vrindavan, witnesses the celebration of various festivals and fares in honor of Lord Krishna and Radharani. Let us now discuss some popular festivals devotees celebrate in Vrindavan in triumph.

1. Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna, celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion across the country and in Vrindavan. It is celebrated at midnight as Lord Krishna was born in the stormy and windy midnight.

During Janmashtami, Vrindavan is decorated with lights, colors, and flowers. Devotees offer long prayers and sing religious mantras (Bhajans and Kirtans) in temples. Additionally, people dress up their children as Lord Krishna and Radharani and enact them by performing Raas Leela.

In the temples and other worshipping areas, people hang silver, brass, or ornate cradles to welcome Shri Krishna at midnight. Devotees fast for a day and spend time in poojas, aartis, dance, and hymns in the worship of Lord Krishna and his mystique.

2. Govardhan Puja

You might know the story of Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat. If not, read it here in brief. Shri Krishna once lifted the massive huge Govardhan Parvat on his little finger and protected Gokul’s entire clan and animals from the stormy weather or territorial rains. He made the Parvat an umbrella for Gokul’s people.

When people in Gokul started worshipping Govardhan Parvat rather than Indra Dev for rains, Krishna donned the form of Giriraj and accepted people’s prayers.

Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut or Annakoot, is celebrated in the month of Kartika on the first lunar day of the bright fortnight, i.e., the fourth day of Deewali. People worship Govardhan Hill and offer Lord Krishna a wide range of vegetarian food.

3. Dahi Handi

Not only in Vrindavan but also across India, Krishna devotees celebrate Dahi Handi with immense enthusiasm and holy spirit. This festival involves the youths of a locality coming together, forming a pyramid, and reaching for a pot filled with yogurt or cream (malai) tied at a certain height. This is an enactment of Lord Krishna, as he would do the same in his childhood to satiate his craving for cream.

Well, this festival turns into a competition, where several teams participate, and the one who reaches the pot and breaks it wins.

4. Holi

Vrindavan’s Holi is among the grandest festivals in the country, where people witness epic celebration and joy. Holi, the festival of colors, represents the win of good over evil. The Braj region (Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, and other towns) celebrate Holi in different ways.

Barsana and Nandgaon are famous for Lathmar Holi. It is a tradition where women chase their husbands and beat them with sticks called lathi. It is believed that Lord Krishna, who lived in Nandgaon, would visit Radha in Barsana during Holi. Krishna would tease Radha and her friends. Hence, they would chase Krishna and beat him.

Another type of Holi popular in Vrindavan is Phoolonwali Holi. It is celebrated on Ekadashi, the day before Holi. People use flowers and not colors. They visit Banke Bihari Temple, which opens at 4.00 PM, and flower Holi starts immediately.

Vrindavan is also famous for widow’s Holi. Widows at Pagal Baba’s Ashram in Vrindavan play colorful Holi with great pomp.

5. Hariyali Teej

Hariyali Teej is a festival celebrated in Vrindavan to welcome soft rains and mark the end of summer. It is the time when Earth turns green after long months.

When the rain starts showering regularly in the middle of the Shravan month, Lord Krishna’s colorful swing is placed outside Banke Bihari Temple. Also, it is believed that Kanhaji and Radharani move out of the temple to swing. On that day, devotees dress in green shades and offer prasad, which includes “ghevar” and “pheyni”.

6. Radha Ashtami

It is the birthday of Kanha Ji’s heart-throb, Radharani. The people of Vrindavan celebrate Radha Ashtami with great zeal and joy as if it is the birthday of Lord Krishna. Amazingly, it is also the birthday of Swami Haridas, who curated fantastic compositions on Radha.

On Radha Ashtami and the following days, Nidhivan is decorated with lighting, and several troupes perform Raas Leela, making it a delightful festival. Additionally, one can witness a grand procession from Banke Bihari Temple to Nidhivan to honor the birth of Radharani.

7. Nandotsav

It is the day after Janmashtami. On this day, priests of temples give away toys, gifts, clothes, and sweetmeats to devotees in the form of Prasad. This is done to celebrate the birth of Nand Baba’s son, Kanha Ji. People at Vrindavan celebrate this festival with great joy and happiness, as if Lord Krishna has just been born.

8. Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj, celebrated after Deewali across India, has a different history in Vrindavan. River Yamuna, the sister of Yamraj (God of Death) and the daughter of Surya (Sun God), showers her blessings on everyone visiting her banks and protects them from the trouble her brother put them in.

9. Raksha Bandhan

It is a festival to celebrate a strong bond between brother and sister. The pious brother and sister-relationship between Krishna and Draupadi is the best example. Lord Krishna protected Draupadi several times.

5 Most Famous Street Food Places of Vrindavan

Besides the temples of Krishna and Radharani, Vrindavan is famous for street delicacies. They are specially made of milk and are mostly sweet. Lassi, Malpua, Rabri, Makhan Mishri, Samosa, Kachori, Peda, Ghewar, Bhalle Papdi, Jalebi, Gujiya, Kulfi, Tehri, Bhindi Salan, and Revri are among the famous street delicacies you must not miss when visiting Vrindavan. You can mostly enjoy satvik food in the town, which does not include even garlic and onion.

The following is a list of some of the most popular places in Vrindavan where you can enjoy the delicacies mentioned above:

1. ISKCON Prasad (Peda)

If you crave Peda made from pure desi ghee, ISKCON Prasad is the best one. You can get Pedas anywhere in Vrindavan, but they are sprinkled with sugar powder. What is unique about ISKCON Prasad is it is made from pure ghee, which is churned out from their own gau-shalas. Hence, Pedas turn out to be soft, tender, and aromatic. They are not just sweet but divine prasad.

2. Shree Jee Lassi Bhandar

Lassi from Shree Jee’s Bhandar is one of Vrindavan’s most refreshing and sweet. The consistency of the lassi is perfect and balanced – neither too thick nor too runny. The Malai on the top of the lassi is creamy and extremely soft. Also, the flavor of Kesar adds a superior taste. The best part is they serve lassi in Kulhad.

3. Mukesh Sharma Chaat

This is the best place in Vrindavan for chat. Aalo Tikki is the most famous chat. They serve it with tangy green chutney and spicy curd. Tikkis are fried to give a crunchy texture while stuffing is soft, spicy, and flavorful.

4. Lakshman Prasad Kachauri Wale

You get one of the tastiest kachauri in Vrindavan at Lakshaman Prasad Kachauri Wale. Besides kachauri, you can enjoy delectable and crispy samosas, bread pakoras, and khaman and paneer pakoras. Everything is super crispy and scrumptious.

5. Royal Bharti Foods

Royal Bharti Foods is one of the oldest shops in Vrindavan since 1958. It offers pure veg breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Chole Bhature is a must-try dish. It is made from desi ghee without garlic and onions. So, you can enjoy tasty satvik food here.

Best Hotels To Stay in Vrindavan

Regarding the stay in Vrindavan, you can find several hotels. We have curated a list of some of the best and most affordable hotels here. Explore it below.

1. MVT Guesthouse & Restaurant

Located within a two-minute walk from Shri Krishna Balaram Mandir, MVT Guesthouse & Restaurant is one of the most exquisite and relaxed places to stay in Vrindavan. It offers all luxury services. The rooms are lavish and clean, the garden is well-maintained, and a dedicated team is always available for service.

  • Price – Starts at ₹ 2,857 per night/room for 2 adults.

2. Kishan Home Stay

This stay has a calm and peaceful environment. It is near Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir and a 10-minute drive from the Grand Dwarkadheesh Hindu Temple. The rooms are spacious enough and clean. It hosts an indoor play area, outdoor play equipment, and a baby safety gate. Additionally, it offers bicycle and car rental services.

  • Price – Starts at ₹ 1,200 per night/room for 2 adults.

3. Radha Krishna Dham

Radha Krishna Dham is among the most peaceful places to stay, located 2 km from the ISKCON Vrindavan and 5 km from the Yamuna River’s banks. It hosts a pure veg restaurant. Also, the garden area is well-maintained and has a place for children to play.

  • Price – Starts at ₹ 1,514 per night/room for 2 adults.

4. Lord Krishna Palace

Close to Prem Mandir, Lord Krishna Palace is among the most popular and opulent stays in Vrindavan. It has well-lit rooms, cozy and appealing ambiance, and a garden for a leisurely stroll.

  • Price – Starts at ₹ 2,100 per night/room for 2 adults.

5. Nidhivan Sarovar Portico Vrindavan

Close to Prem Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan, and Banke Bihari Temple, Nidhivan Sarovar Portico, is a luxury hotel. The hotel’s ambiance is attractive. Its on-site restaurant offers the best vegetarian meals. Additionally, it houses two large banquet halls and an on-site spa.

  • Price – Starts at ₹ 4,950 per night/room for 2 adults.


Vridanvan is the most divine and sacred place in India, housing an extensive number of temples mostly dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radharani. As Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood in the town, it holds religious importance. Even today, it is said that Kanha Ji and Radharani visit some of the areas of the town, such as Nidhivan, and perform Raas Leela.

After you visit Vrindavan, you can experience peace, calm, and spiritual vibes. It is a must-visit place for every Krishna devotee once in a lifetime. In addition, you can satiate your cravings for delectable, satvik food.

So, when are you planning to visit Vrindavan? Or, if you have already visited, share your experience or interesting facts in the comments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is Vrindavan famous?

Vrindavan is a famous Hindu pilgrimage and a place where Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood.

2. Are Vrindavan and Mathura the same?

No, Vrindavan and Mathura are not the same. They are twin cities located in the Braj region.

3. When should I visit Vrindavan?

You can visit Vrindavan at any time throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is in winter.

4. Who is the real wife of Krishna?

The real wife of Krishna is Princess Rukmini.

Rohit Kumar
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