Vrindavan visiting places are one of the most popular holy places in India that attracts a large number of tourists. This place has been named after the forests which also still exist in that area. The idols and architecture of Hindu cultures and idols have created a diving ambience in Vrindavan.
It is widely believed that The great Lord Krishna was vastly attached to this place, and still, many devotees feel his presence. If you want to experience a religious vibe with a touch of outstanding culture, then this place is the perfect example for you.
Any time in the year would be perfect for you and the options for transportation are also suitable for any kind of traveller. Love is the only theme that establishes peace, and Prem Mandir stands gracefully here to make you fall in love with this place in the presence of Radha and Krishna.
This temple is one of the biggest attractions in Vrindavan. And a trip to Vrindavan is worth remembering in your life. If you love pilgrimage tourism, this article is best fit for you.
Vrindavan Visiting Places
If you want to spend some days of your vacation in a beautiful and quiet holy place, then this place is perfect. Every year many people come from far and wide to Vrindavan. This place is very sacred for Hindus. Here is the list of top Vrindavan visiting places.
- Prem Mandir
- Madan Mohan Mandir
- Banke Bihari Temple
- Katyayani Peeth
- Keshi Ghat
Prem Mandir has become one of the most famous Vrindavan visiting places. Prem Mandir is called ‘the temple of love’. It symbolises the love between two Gods who lived on the Earth in the human incarnation Radha (Goddess Laxmi) and Krishna (Lord Vishnu).
This Prem Mandir was built in the early Twenty-one century. The first construction work of the Prem Mandir started in 2001, and the construction work continued till 2012. It is heard that a total cost of Rs 150 crore was spent to build the Prem Mandir.
It is also said that this temple has 54 acres of property. The sculptures of this newly built temple are so beautiful that they will amaze you. The atmosphere of the temple exudes a strange purity and serenity. The entire temple is made of white marble, and every interior and sculpture of the temple has been famous for a long time.
One is amazed to see the idols of Radha and Krishna and his Gopis doing Leela Khela around the temple. It would seem that Radhakrishna himself might have come down from heaven and performed their own Leela Khela in this temple.
Along with Radha Krishna, Ram Sita is worshipped in this Prem Mandir as well. There are many gigantic idols of gods and goddesses around the temple. Their Rasa Leela is portrayed by the Radha Krishna and Gopi statues inside the temple.
The temple is surrounded by a very beautiful garden. There are different types of flowers and fruit trees, and there is also a very beautiful fountain with many types of lighting inside the garden. Aarti of Radha Krishna is performed in this temple every evening.
Every day many devotees come from different parts to witness this aarti, and the temple is thronged by thousands of people. During Aarti, devotees perform Aarti to Radha Krishna by singing Bhajans in the temple. The lighting inside the temple during Aarti is amazing.
This Aarti is one of the major attraction of Vrindavan visiting places. It performs between 7:30 and 8:00 in the evening. This Prem Mandir organises the Holi festival during spring Holi, and during that time, thousands of people from different parts of India come to participate in the Holi festival. At that time, the temple looks like Radhakrishna himself is probably doing Ras Leela here and playing Holi with us.
Opening hours: Prem Mandir is open from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Best time to visit: Any time of the year is suitable for visiting Prem Mandir, but during Holi, i.e. from February to March, this Prem Mandir is worth seeing.
Location: The nearest railway station to Prem Mandir in Mathura, which is 8 km from the temple. After getting down at the station, you can take an auto-rickshaw or bus or cab or toto to reach Prem Mandir.
Madan Mohan Mandir
Madan Mohan Mandir is considered the oldest temple and one of the most interesting Vrindavan visiting places. Madan Mohan Mandir is also called Sri Radha Madana Mohan Mandir. It is said that after killing Kaliya Naga in battle, Lord Krishna took a rest in this place. That is why the ghat on the river Yamuna adjacent to the temple is called Kalia ghat.
The Madan Mohan Mandir is situated on Dwadasa Aditya Hill. This temple is 50 feet high and is situated close to the Kaliya Ghat. A very beautiful view of the river Yamuna can be seen from this temple. Not only the river Yamuna but also the magnificent view of the entire Vrindavan from this temple is captivating.
The main deity worshipped in this temple is Krishna, and along with Krishna, Radha and her beloved Lalita Sakhi are worshipped here. It is believed that Sanatana Goswami formed this Madan Mohan Mandir. The official name of Sanatana Goswami is Madana Gopal.
Once upon a time, Sanatana Goswami used to cook water and flour and offer it to Lord Krishna as Bhoga. And to honour that thing, even now, Lord Krishna is served in that way, and all the devotees are also served this Bhoga in the temple. The art, sculpture, and architecture of this temple are worth seeing.
The entire temple is made of red sandstone, and the shape of this temple is oval. It is believed that the Madanmohan temple was originally built many ages ago and was built by Lord Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabh. Radha Krishna and Lalita Sakhi are worshipped in the centre tower of the temple.
Sanatana Goswami is buried in the tower on the right side of the temple where Bhajan kirtan is performed. And the tower to the left of the temple remains closed for the time being. There is an age-old Banyan Tree inside the temple. The name of the Banyan Tree is Advaita Vat.
Best time to visit: Winters and spring are best to visit this place as during this time, the weather of Vrindavan is so pleasant and clean, which will give you great pleasure and soothe your mind. That means you should visit here from October to April.
Opening hours: During summer, the temple is open from 6 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 9:30 PM.
During winter, the temple is open from 7 AM to 12 PM and from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Location: The easiest way to reach Vrindavan is through Agra or Delhi, or Mathura. If you feel that public transport will be too inconvenient for you, then you can also book a cab or car from here. The distance from Agra to Vrindavan is 90 km, the distance from Delhi is 150 km, and the distance from Mathura is 10 km.
Banke Bihari Mandir
Banke Bihari Mandir is the most visited Vrindavan visiting places. The meaning of ‘Banke’ is ‘bent in three places’. And the word ‘Bihari’ means ‘supreme enjoyer’. This Banke Bihari Mandir is the holiest place where Lord Krishna is worshipped.
Every day thousands of people from many parts of the country come to this Banke Bihari Mandir to worship and visit Lord Krishna. Apart from the name Banke Bihari, this temple has another name which is Kunj Bihari. The word ‘Kunj Bihari’ means ocean of joy.
The truth of this may be understood by looking at his devotees, as he fills the hearts of his devotees with joy just as the ocean of joy itself rejoices. It is worth noting that the Seba of Kunj Bihari is also of a different kind. There are three types of Seva for Kunj Bihari, and they are, respectively, Sringar, Rajbhog, and Shayan Sewa.
In the Shringar Sewa, Kunj Bihari is first bathed, then dressed and adorned with ornaments consisting of crowns and necklaces. Kunj Bihari is served the food of his choice in Rajbhog Sewa. Kunj Bihari is given Rajbhog Sewa at noon. Shayan Sewa is held during the night.
Shayan Sewa means Kunj Bihari will fall asleep. There is no bell or any other musical instrument in this temple. Because Kunj Bihari does not like any of these types of instruments. Devotees here only chant the ‘ Radha Naam’. This temple has an image of Lord Krishna as a child standing in a Tribhanga position.
Entering the Banke Bihari Mandir, you will find that the temple’s craftsmanship is done in Rajasthani style. These include arched windows and very beautiful stonework and mirror work. The sanctity of this temple will blow your mind, and you will not want to leave the Banke Bihari Mandir.
Best time to visit: Autumn, winter, and spring are very suitable for visiting this temple because during this time, different kinds of flowers bloom around the temple, which makes the temple look like heaven, and during this time the weather of Vrindavan leaves you mesmerised. So I think October to March is the right time to visit this temple.
Opening hours: During summer, the temple opens at 7:45 AM and closes at noon again opens at 5:30 PM and closes at 9:30 PM.
During winter, the temple opens at 8:45 AM and closes at 1 PM and opens at 4:30 PM and closes at 8:30 PM.
Location: This temple is located 12 km from Mathura, so if you want to go from Mathura, you can go by bus or taxi. And if you want to go from Delhi or Agra, then you have to go to Vrindavan first by National Highway, and this temple is 7 km from Vrindavan National Highway.
Katyayani Peeth is one of the holy places in the chart of Vrindavan visiting places. It is also renowned as 51 shakti peethas. Here, many devotees gather every year to visit Maa Sati.
Maa Sati is the prime worshipped god of this Vrindavan visiting place. This place is one of the sacred places in Vrindavan because here, the ringlet of Maa Durga’s hair was dropped. Lord Krishna used his Sudarshan Chakra to pacify Lord Shiva to cut the body parts of Devi Durga in the turmoil period. Hindu devotees very religiously enjoy the environment of this place.
And along with Maa Durga, Lord Shiva, Bishan and Ganesha are also worshipped here. In the list of Vrindavan visiting places, this place also attracts a huge crowd. This holy place is one of the popular Vrindavan visiting places.
Opening hours: Katyayani Peeth is open from 7.00 AM to 11.00 PM and in the afternoon from 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM.
Along with these temples in Vrindavan, Keshi Ghat is also the most attracted and beautiful Vrindavan visiting places. Keshi Ghat is located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Keshi Ghat is one of the most important ghats of Vrindavan. An important chapter of Lord Krishna’s life is attached to this Keshi Ghat.
Mythology says that, long ago, Sri Krishna killed a demon named Keshi and cleansed his body with his blood, then he bathed in this Keshi Ghat, hence the name Keshi Ghat. The Modan Mohan Mandir is closest to Keshi Ghat. Keshi Ghat is an interesting Vrindavan visiting the place.
Best time to visit: Anywhere in Vrindavan is perfect for a winter visit. Because in winter you can wander comfortably, free from the heat of the sun. Keshi Ghat is also the best time to visit in winter. You can visit here anytime between October and March.
Opening hours: Keshi Ghat is open for 15 hours, from 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM.
Location: The Distance from Mathura to Keshi Ghat is 13km. You can reach here through the Mathura Vrindavan Marg.
On a Final Note
These Vrindavan visiting places are surrounded by temples and an enchanted crowd of Lord Krishna. The enjoyable atmosphere and beautiful architectural monuments will give you a lasting impression of this city. Mathura station is very close to the city of Vrindavan, that’s why the presence of devotees is always very high.
Iscon and Prem Mandir will charm you with their holy ambience, and the hospitality of the local people will make you so very comfortable and happy. So A family trip on vacation to this city is very refreshing and welcoming.