Vrindavan through the eyes of a Braj Gopi, Amala Saci, Vrindavan Photo Journal
Radha Raman ji in Sri Radha Raman temple, Vrindavan
Radha Raman ji with Braj Gopis
Sri Radha Raman ji’s Dushehra jhanki darshan
Sri Shaligram darshan in Sri Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan
Sri Radha Raman temple courtyard
Sunset in Vrindavan
Amala Saci with cows of Vrindavan
[Photo credits: Amala Saci]
Travel facts: Vrindavan, Braj
Banke Bihari temple is among the best known places in Vrindavan, Mathura. Vrindavan is just a 2-hour drive from Delhi, off NH 2 to Agra.
Location: Vrindavan is NH2 on the way from Delhi to Agra, alittle before Mathura.
How to reach: Closest railway stations are at Mathura and Kosi. There is a tram service from Mathura to Vrindavan railway station.
Places to see: Sri Banke Bihari temple, Sri Radha Raman temple, Sri Radha Vallabh temple, Sri Krishna Balarama, Iskcon temple, Nidhivan, Seva Kunj, Sri Radha Damodar temple, Jaipur Mandir, Sri Rangnath temple, Sri Gopinath temple, Sri Madan Mohan temple, Sri Ashtasakhi temple, Keshi ghat, Cheer Ghat, Pani Ghat, Sri Devraha Baba's samadhi and ashram, Gore Dauji, Bankhandi Mahadev temple, Gopeshwar temple. Click to see festival calendar.
Where to stay: Agrasen Ashram, Iskcon temple guesthouse, Dhanuka Ashram, Jaipuriya Dharamshala. Click to see contact details.
Local food: Khasta, kachori, Lassi, Kesariya Milk, Sweets made from milk- barfi, peda, laddoo...
Festivals: Every day of the year is a festival in Vrindavan! To name a few Shivratri, Holi, Akshay Teej, Vaishakh Purnima, Rath Yatra, Brahmotsava, Hindola, Utsav, Jhoolan, Guru Purnima, every Ekadashi and Purnima (full moon day), Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Kartik, Tulsi Vivah, Diwali, Makar Sankranti. Festivals last for days, weeks and even a month or more in Vrindavan. Such is the glory of Krishna!
Where to shop: Around Iskcon, temple, Banke Bihari Bazar, Loi Bazar, Purana Bazar