Where God Of Love Was Born, Mathura and Vrindavan
Not too far from Delhi, it takes around three hours to reach, the unrivaled heritage architecture, and raw natural beauty of Mathura and Vrindavan is enough to make it a world class destination. The main reasons for the place to be so significant and sacred to Hindus are mainly because it’s said that Lord Krishna spent his childhood here. It is packed with colorful festivals, enchanting cultural background, and a maze of temple at every turn, for which the place is widely called as the city of temples. This was my solo trip to Mathura and Vrindavan.
The only way you can conquer me is through Love and there i am gladly conquered…Bhagvad Gita
The 2 magnificent places goes side by side and you cannot happen to miss either while paying a visit to these sacred places. So I booked the entire package with Traveling Is Good as the prices were quite reasonable. In my opinion, the hotels in Mathura were quite better and spacious than the hotels in Vrindavan, so I booked a room for me in Mathura city through Traveling Is Good.
I started off with Mathura tour, on the verge of exploring Mathura temples, Known as the birth place of Shri Krishna, I went to visit the temples of Dwarkadhish and Sri Krishna Janambhoomi Temple. Visiting these temples was a soothing experience and I really loved the vibe and warmth of the place. You will see people all around dancing and chanting to lord Krishna’s bhajan. It was surreal! I also got to unearth many notable places by the bank of river Yamuna. The guide assisting was super supportive and took us to most amazing places. Vishram ghat was one of them, it is said to be the resting place of Lord Krishna and truly, the place radiated a positive energy. Also, the best time to visit the place is during Aarti. Believe me, the experience of Aarti is unforgettable. No doubt Mathura city was full of wonders even the thin and labyrinth lanes were treat to the eyes, with its wide range of collection starting from traditional sweets to colorful and vibrant costumes.
The taste of Mathura is best when enjoyed on the streets, rather than sophisticated dining. The signature sweet of Mathura i.e. Mathura peda is delicious and popular among locals and visitors. Apart from that, Ghewar, Kachori, Jalebi, Aloo chaat, Ras malai, Dubki wale aloo are also delicious and worth a try! Content with my journey for the day, I decided to put a full stop to my travel to Mathura. I went on to my hotel to gear up for the next day.
Early morning, I started off the journey from Mathura to Vrindavan. The Vrindavan tour included the visit to Bhanke Bihare Temple (the most famous temple in Vrindavan), Radha Krishna Temple, ISKON temple, Nidhivan and many more. Since our guide already knew evening was the ideal time to visit Prem Mandir, we visited Prem Mandir in the evening and could easily witness the amazing lighting, magnificent architecture that the temple withholds. Vrindavan city gets crowded by the end of the day as mostly the temples held their aarti at night and the devotees flood themselves towards the almighty. The look and feel of the scene is beyond words. Holi festival celebration of Mathura and Vrindavan is highly recommended to the travelers who wish to see how colorful these places become in festive season.
After the travel to Vrindavan and Mathura, I arrived back home dog tired but I was extremely happy with the wholesome journey. I will need some more time to come out of the devotional and serene state of mind. Thanks TIG for this wonderful time, their assistance made my journey a lot safer and easier. Also, their guidance throughout the journey was amazing. The time management was awesome and hassle free. To say the least, they made my solo trip memorable.