I visited Mathura –VrindavanGovardhan with my parents in February. 

  • Its advised to take the Yamuna expressway if traveling from Noida, it takes few hours & road trip across paddy/sugarcane fields looks lovely.
  • Other way is to travel via DTC bus from Kashmiri Gate or Local train.
  • All the 3 locations are nearby(when in personal vehicle) to each other & you can expect bumpy & crowded ride.
  • Prem Mandir in Vrindavan is totally unique its built by guru Kripalu Maharaj. They have a clean canteen with food in reasonable price. We had our food here once we were done with our entire trip.
  •  I loved Banke Bihari Temple for its uniqueness & honestly it added more faith in Lord Krishna after seeing all those devotees in big queues. I always avoided visiting temple where i have to wait for darshan. I am in Mumbai & yet to visit Siddi Vinayak because of it.
  • Sweets especially Petha/Peda is must try along with chai in kullhar.
  • Krishna Temple is mathura has major security around because of the disputed mosque next to it.
  • Govardhan also has many temples & its famous for the 21 KM parikrama(walk) which i happily escaped.
  • Also there is a Van(forest) which everyone believes even  now Krishna comes every night for his ras leela with Gopis
  • I also visited banks of Yamuna, i wish government could care more about it.
  • Last not the least, stay away from the pandas(priests) who claims to perform special puja for you and your ancestors. Most of them are touts.

Some Random Clicks

Yamuna Expressway, early morning.

Yamuna Expressway, early morning.

Tea Kullhar (earthen pots) before entering to Mathura Temples.

Tea Kullhar (earthen pots) before entering to Mathura Temples.

Banke Bihari Temple

Banke Bihari Temple

Sweet shop with Petha, Samosa & others in display.

Sweet shop with Petha, Samosa & others in display.

temple with priest

Little priest on one of the krishna temple on Yamuna bank.

Parents taking much needed  rest in Govardhan temple.

Parents taking rest in temple.