Vrindavan in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh is near to Delhi and Agra and simply fifteen kilometers from Mathura. The city falls in the western a part of the religious Braj Bhoomi, or land of Lord Krishna.
Vrindavan Travel Guide can take you on a journey to the gorgeous city of Vrindavan that is additionally a place of historical and religious significance in significance in India.
Vrindavan is a small town, conveniently located near Delhi and other traveler spots of UP. At one time it had been the city of the widows- who came here to live and die in the Ashrams. The Ashrams are still here so are the widows. There also are variety of cowsheds or goshalas here. The forest cover has dwindled and there is currently increased urbanization with real estate development around the city.
There aren’t any huge hotels but you’ll keep in the Ashrams. Mathura is the nearest huge town, that has middle range and budget hotels. As this city is in the cow belt, milk based sweets are a specialty, though Indian cuisine is readily available.
Best time to visit Vrindavan
Summer is scorching here with temperatures reaching over 40° C. The monsoon months of July and August are also not good for travelling on roads which turn to muddy slush. The temperature is ideal in Oct and November or in March-April and best for travelling and sightseeing. However in December and January it is terribly cold at midnight, although the day time temperature is fine.
Gorakhpur is well connected with all the major Indian cities by rail and road network. The tourists can travel Gorakhpur by availing the National Highway 28 and National Highway 29. The tourists from a number of nearby cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Delhi, Agra, Mumbai can take these routes to reach Gorakhpur. There are a number of direct trains communicating between Gorakhpur and cities like Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kanpur. Apart from the rail and roadways, the tourists can opt for airways for the Gorakhpur travel. The airport of Gorakhpur is located at a distance of 8 kilometer from the heart of the city. The regular flights to Gorakhpur are available from Kolkata, Lucknow, Varanasi, Delhi.
Some of the places of tourist interests in Gorakhpur include Gorakhnath Temple, Gita Vatika, Arogya Mandir, Gita Press. Gorakhpur also offers wide array of entertainment opportunities in the form of parks, theaters, sporting activities and auditoriums. Kusumhi Vinod Van, Indira Bal Vihar, Premchand Park, Govt. Whee-Park, Nehru Entertainment Park and Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park are few of the parks in the city to attract a large number of tourists.
Handicrafts and markets in Vrindavan
There are plenty of religious trinkets, calendars, cassettes of devotional songs, pictures and idols of gods and goddesses that you’ll be able to pick up while shopping in Vrindavan.
Musical instruments and earthen ware are also sold. Temples usually have a little space where religious paraphernalia such as incense and vermillion is sold in packages.
The narrow lanes also several sweet shops where all Indian sweets are available on the market. The specialties in fact are the milk based products such as pedas, milk cake and lassi. There are a variety of shops selling these and if you are not squeamish about flies, you can have them from any shop.