OVERNIGHT MATHURA TOUR
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DAY-01 DELHI / MATHURA 150 KMS 03 HRS.

Pick up at centre of Delhi and drive to Mathura. Upon arrival check – in at hotel.

Afterwards sight-seeing tour of holy city Mathura and Vrindavan are closely associated with the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna, the guide, philosopher, lover and supreme. Also known as Braj Bhumi, Mathura and Vrindavan are still alive with the Krishna legend. Mathura, a non-descript village on the bank of the Yamuna, was transformed into a place of light and pilgrimage after Krishna was born here. Vrindavan, some 15 km away from Mathura is the place where Krishna spent most of his childhood, serenading gopis and showing miracles one moment, and killing demons the next.

Mathura in Uttar Pradesh is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. Vrindavan, 15 km from Mathura, is a major place of pilgrimage for the Hindus, on the banks of the Yamuna. Vrindavan is synonymous with the child like playfulness of Krishna. Both Mathura and Vrindavan attract lakhs of pilgrims every year. Mathura and Vrindavan are noted for their numerous temples - both old and modern. To enjoy the most of Mathura and Vrindavan either visit in March during Holi when the region is steeped in Holi fervour or in August (during Krishna Janamasthmi) and you'll see Krishna fever at its peak, as countless pilgrims gather to relive the birth of the blue-skinned god.

Situated on the banks of the Yamuna, Mathura is a holy town where lord Krishna was born. An important place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Mathura has a number of temples. According to a saying, "One can count number of dust particles on the land, but not temples in Mathura." Every single home, small temple, building, shop, ghat...is considered holy in the city. Mathura is wrapped in timeless devotion to Lord Krishna, the lover of Radha, the cowherd-prince, the charioteer of Arjun and the most popular reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.


Dwarkadhish Temple

An important landmark in Mathura is Dwarkadhish Temple that was built in early 19th century. The temple is the main centre of celebrations during festivals and fairs This is the main temple of the town located in the eastern part of Mathura close to the Yamuna River and was built in 1814. During the festivals of Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali, pilgrims throng the temple from all over the country and participate in the festivities with great devotion, enthusiasm and zeal.


Ranghbhumi

It is the place where Krishna killed Kansa and set his parents free.


Krishna Janmabhoomi

The site of Lord Krishna's birth is ensnared in controversy, due to its closeness to a mosque. There is an old prison at the basement of the temple, which is said to be the same prison where Krishna took birth.


Radha Madanmohana Temple

Among the oldest temples in the area, the Radha Madanmohana Temple was established by Srila Sanatana Gosvami. The original statue of Madana-mohana was taken to Karauli in Rajasthan for safety during the attack by the soldiers of the Emperor Aurangzeb. .


Jama Masjid

This ancient mosque is built by Abo-in-Nabir-Khan in 1661AD and has 4 towering minarets with bright colored plaster mosaic of which a few panels are still present.


Vishram Ghat

This holy ghat on the bank of river Ganga is the place where Lord Krishna is believed to have rested after assassinating Kansa.


Gita Mandir

Situated on the outskirts of the city, the temple is known for the intricate carvings and its exquisite paintings.


EVENING ENJOY LORD KRISHNA AARTI AT DWARKADHISH TEMPLE.

Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY-02 MATHURA /VINDRAVAN/ DELHI 150 KMS

After breakfast half day sight – seeing tour of Vindravan - It is about 15 km from Mathura and is popularly known as the playground of lord Krishna. Vrindavan is also famous for being the place where love between Krishna and Radha blossomed. There are numerous temples in Vrindavan, dedicated to lord Krishna. Many new temples have also come up during last few years. The town is very congested and its alleys give a feel of being in the holy city of Varanasi.


Govind Deo (Govindaji) Temple

The seven-storey magnificent temple was built by Man Singh, a General in Akbar's army. The architecture of temple was a mix of Indian, Persian and Greek style. Akabar is believed to have donated red sandstone from Agra Fort for the construction of the temple. Aurangzeb, the later Mughal ruler, destroyed the temple very badly.


ISKCON Temple

The ISKCON temple, also called Krishna Balaram Mandir, is devoted to Krishna, his brother Balram and Radha (Krishna's love). Adjoining the temple is the samadhi of Shri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON sect, built in pure white marble. Hare Krishna devotees from all around the world flock here, bringing a truly.


The Ranganath temple

The Rangnath Temple in Vindavan opened its doors to western devotees. Since the times of the British empire, where white men from Europe were known for stealing anything they could get their hands on, from temples and holy places, indian priests had taken the emergency measure of prohibiting any foreigner to enter their holy temples. This tradition is still being kept up in some temples and was also practiced in the Ranganath temple in Vrindavan. (a replica of the most impressive south indian Vishnu temples). This temple is so opulent that it really appears to be Vaikuntha. The entire compound is carved in stone, there are hundreds of beautifully carved stone pillars and arches.


Banke Bihari Mandir

The twin city of Mathura and Vrindavan resound with the stories of Lord Krishna till date; located 15 kms from Mathura,the city has more than 5000 temples dedicated to him. The place got its name from sacred tulsi also known as Vrinda. It is said that the place was a vine of tulsi groves hence the name Vrindavan. God spent quite a few years in Vrindavan also known as Braj bhoomi. The city has both centuries old as well as modern temples.

Though there are quite a few popular temples like Radha Raman temple, Rangaji temple, Radha Vallabh temple, ISKCON temple but the most revered among them is the Banke Bihari temple.

The temple was built by Swami Haridas in the year 1864. According to folklore, Swami Haridas discovered Banke Bihari in Nidhivan and it was later moved to the present temple premise. The temple is a special attraction during the month of Sravana when it adorns a special look. The entire premise is covered with flowers and other decorative. Special pooja is performed during Janmashtami, the idol of Shri Krishna is adorned with pitamber(yellow cloth) and jewellery. It is quite popular with Hindus.


Afterward drive to Delhi. Upon arrival drop at centre of Delhi.

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