Places to Visit in Vrindavan
Supposed to the place where Lord Krishna grew up, Vrindavan is one of the sacred place for the millions of Hindus around the world. The adobe of Lord Krisna’s childhood, Vrindavan, is a place of mythological interest. This place is enlightened by the popular heroic stories of Lord Krishna that are still to be told.
The most popular love saga of Lord Krishna and Radha still can be felt in the air of Vrindavan. Vrindavan hosts immense number of Lord Krishna and Radha temples where holy prayers are offered day and night by the devotees. The beautiful epic temples and lush greenery view of Vrindavan host thousands of tourist every year. The Banke Bihari temple and Prem Mandir are the major attraction here. The vibrant surroundings beautifully portrays the jolly and benevolent nature of Lord Krishna.
Places to See Vrindavan
Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir or mostly known as Iskon Temple is one of the main and holy temple of Vrindavan as well as of India. This temple mandates to maintain the high standard of cleanliness and of deity worship in all of Vrindavan. At the entrance of the temple, situated the Samadhi shrine (mausoleum) of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, built of pure white marble. This temple was formed to increase awareness about the Vedic scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita among the devotees. Liquor or any kind of alcoholic drink is highly prohibited inside the temple premises.
Bankey Bihari temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple on the heart of the divine city, Vrindavan, solely dedicated to Lord Krishna. Haridas Swami used to worship the devotional image of Lord Krishna which stood in the Trivanga posture, under the name of Kunj-bihari. Worshiped at Nidhivana, Bankey Bihari temple stands between the seven temples, including Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Govind Dev ji and other four.
Designed by Jagadguru shri Kripaluji Maharaj in 2001, Prem Mandir offers the breath-taking view of elegance. The newly crafted temple exposes the quaint architectural beauty of the temple made out of white marbel. The lighting of the temple further glorifies the beauty of the temple in the evening. This temple beautifully portrays the heroic stories of Lord Krishna. Apart from that the spellbinding view of Musical fountain leaves the devotees awestruck giving them an audio visual delight.
Foods Must Try
Vrindavan has a large variety of vegetarian foods to be offered. The rich flavours and vibrant colours in food is enough to make one loose. The platter will be incomplete without Aloo puri, pakoras and lassi. The other delicious delicacies that you must try, include Hing ki Kachori, Kachori-Sabzi, Chana- Bhatura, Chhole-Poori as well as sweets such as Pedhe, Laddos, Rabri, Jalebi, Kheer, Kalakand, Khurchan, Balushai and many more.
Transportation in Vrindavan
Being a congested place, it is hard to communicate with big cars and taxis and autos. There are so many interesting places to see, one can walk and roam around the city or take a rickshaw to ease the mode of communication.
Accommodation in Vrindavan
Though Vrindavan is one day weekend gateway from Delhi but there are so many good resorts and luxury hotels that you can book in advance to stay overnight. Most rooms are cheap, simple and within your budget.