A sacred site that reminds one about the playful tricks of young Krishna, Vrindavan, on the holy banks of Yamuna reverberates the bounciness and youthful merriments of lord Krishna with the gopikas. Famed for the wide array of temples that scatters all over, this revered city witness's lakhs of devotees every year and turned to be a major devout centre not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in entire India.
The name 'Vrindavan' is a derivative of the term 'Vrinda', which is akin to Tulsi plant that grows profusely through out the length and breadth of the city. Legend says that the entire surroundings were a tulsi coppice at one time. Some others believe that the term Vrindavan stands for Vrinda devi, one among the milkmaids.
What makes this tiny hamlet unique is the fact that this place is regarded as holy by every traditions of Hinduism. A great center of erudition and Krishna worship Vrindavan holds many ashrams and places that are related with Krishna from a very long time. From conventions and recorded evidence, one can assume that the thick woods of Vrindavan were the prettiest of all other forests in the country. Numerous falls and spring along with the sacred Yamuna generously nurture the lush greenery of pretty trees that acted as a perfect setting for Krishna to have his 'rasaleela' with the beautiful milkmaids. The place was a haven of wild life where the bird and animal folks sings and dances to the melodious tunes of Krishna's flute. The entire environ of verdant woods and blossoming flowers of Vrindavan tantamount the divine love story of Krishna and Radha.
Summer 22 to 45 C
Winter 6 to 30 C
Sep - Mar
Getting to Vrindavan
The nearest airport to Vrindavan is the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi and is at a distance of 176 km from Vrindavan. Taxi cabs and road transport facilities are available from Delhi to reach Vrindavan.
Vrindavan has a small railway station in which passenger train stops. Closest major railway station to Vrindavan is at Mathura. It is about 14 km from Vrindavan. Taxi services are available from Mathura to Vrindavan. Passanger trains also connect Mathura with Vrindavan.
State road transport corporation buses connect Vrindavan with neighboring cities including Mathura, Agra, Haridwar and Delhi.
Driving distances are
Mathura - 17 km
Godhan - 35 km
Bharatpur - 52 km
Aligarh - 69 km
Agra - 73 km
Delhi - 176 km