Vrindavan is situated in Uttar Pradesh and is 15 kilometers from Mathura city in Mathura district. The town has hundreds of temples of Krishna and Radha. It is one of the most sought after religious place for the Hindus.
How to Reach Vrindavan
By Rail – Local trains are frequently available from Delhi for Mathura,Agra and Vrindavan. Delhi to Mathura direct trains are available, sleeper class trains cost Rs 100. From Mathura Auto Rickshaw services are available for around Rs 100
By Air – The nearest airport to Vrindavan is in Kheria which is in Agra, 77 kilometers away from Vrindavan. One may avail flights from Delhi also.
By Road – Vrindavan is very well connected with Delhi on Road. It has a wide network through all the major cities of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana. Taxis are available to Vrindavan. From Delhi the taxi fare would be about Rs.1500 for a non AC vehicle.
Buses are also available from most major cities. Unless it’s a direct bus to Vrindavan, you need to change buses at Chatikhara and then take an auto rickshaw to Vrindavan. Bus services from Delhi should cost around Rs.100, and an auto rickshaw ride from Chatikhara about Rs.10.
Where to Stay in Vrindavan
There are few luxury hotels are available in Vrindavan. Many dharamshalas meant for pilgrims are available in plenty. Good hotels are available in Mathura city which is only 15 kilometers away from Vrindavan. Some of the well known hotels in Mathura are Hotel Madhuvan, Hotel Braj Vihar, Best Western Radha Ashok, Dwapar Resorts and many more.
In case you want to visit during the festivals, please book hotels in advance, since these are very busy times. Festival seasons are Kartik, Gaura Purnima and the month of Sravana.
Vrindavan has hot summers and mild winters. The maximum temperature in summer rises up to 45° C and has a minimum of 22° C. The temperatures in winter remains between 32° C and 14° C. Light weight cotton clothes is essential for summer and light woolen will suffice in the winter months. The best time to visit Vrindavan is in the winter months of October to March.
Devotees should maintain the sanctity of religious temples. Temple sanctity prohibits devotees in saffron cloth should never ride with a lady. Ladies should be careful about traveling alone after dark.
Beware of devotees or those dressed up as such peddling and consuming intoxicants, there is drug peddling here too, so beware and be cautious.
In Vraja photography is prohibited in some temples. Deposit your cameras in a safe place do not get taken in by people pretending to take care of your cameras.