Mathura and Vrindavan – the Holiest and Must See Pilgrimage Destinations in July and August

Mathura & Vrindavan

Best Places To Visit In Mathura & Vrindavan In 2022

India is a country of rich heritage, cultural influences and spiritual beauty; while pilgrimage destinations are adding the extra spark of beauty by making them even more special. The lend of unity in diversity is famous for a number of world-class temples, shrines, pilgrimage destinations, mosques, Gurudwaras and monasteries. Not to mention ancient churches that you can find – mainly in Goa, Kerala, North-East India and even in the rest of the nation. The most sacred and holy land of Mathura and Vrindavan are also among the most popular pilgrimage destination – called the Brij Bhumi.

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The land is known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, his kingdom, his childhood, his all activities and his way of letting people live life happily. Hundreds of thousands of devotees from the world come to worship the Lord of the Universe in Vrindavan and prefer to visit his birthplace which is called Janm Bhumi and other places. If you are planning a trip to India and want to explore something special, then don’t miss spending a few days in Vrindavan and Mathura as the duos of cities look different in the month of Shravan – full of devotees and pilgrimages.

Vrindavan – the Land of Divinity and Spiritual Power


As soon as you enter the land of Lord Krishna – Vrindavan, you will feel a change. The beautiful town in Mathura District is famous for Sri Bihari Ji Temple – the main shrine where you will feel as if the Lord is sitting in front of you. Located on a very narrow street (called as Kunj Gali), Sri Bihari Ji Temple is globally renowned where thousands of devotees come to worship Lord. During the Shravan Month or From July to August – Lord stays in Flowers and wears flower-made dresses that are called as Ful-Bangla – or the home of flowers. You will get the aroma of fresh flowers. Street, where this temple is located, is ideal for snacks and food. Don’t miss taking Peda and tasting Lassi that is awesome.

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Other temples that you will see in Vrindavan are the following:

  • Iskon Temple and Pagal Baba Mandir at Mathura Road
  • Prem Mandir at Chhatikara Road is famous for its lighting and musical Fountain. Its architecture is mind-blowing to keep you enticed
  • Angrejo Ka Mandir – another famous temple
  • Nidhi Van – where you will see small trees and different temples. It is said that Lord Krishna used to play with their female friends here.
  • Shri Rangji Temple
  • Sri Govind Ji Temple
  • Mata Vaishno Devi Temple at Chhatikara approx 5 km from Vrindavan towards National Highway 2

In addition, the aforementioned temples, the world’s largest and highest temple is under construction in a large area residential area. This temple is called Chandrodaya Temple.

Mathura – A Holy City


Mathura is famous for the birthplace of Krishna – is called Janm Bhumi. The beautiful ancient city is also famous for various other temples. Jai Gurudev Temple on NH2 is one of them. The holy city is also a major industrial hub as it is known for one of the largest refineries too.

Govardhan – A Holy Town approx 25 km from Mathura towards Southern Side

Govardhan Hill Mathura
Mathura Vrindavan Tourism

It has a religious significance as it is said Lord Krishan raised a mountain to protect people from the heavy rain. It is called Govardhan. People complete a 21 km journey on foot around this small mountain. A large fair is organized in the month of July approx one week before Guru Purnima Day. It is called as Muriya Purnamasi Mela. Lacs of devotees come to be part of this grand fair.

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Barsana – The Place of Goddess Radha

Radha Rani Temple

Your tour to Mathura and Vrindavan is considered incomplete without visiting Barsana – the holy city and land of Goddess Radha. A large temple is here to see where a grand festival is organized in the month of March one week before Holy.

Other famous places that you will see during your tour to these places include Gokul, Nandgaon, Dauji and different others.

How to Reach Mathura & Vrindavan?

The beautiful holy cities are very close to New Delhi – approx 150 km where you can reach via National Highway Two or Yamuna Expressway – the first expressway in India. You can also take a train from New Delhi to reach here within two hours.

Agra is another city at a distance of 50 km to reach there. Trains from different parts of the country are connecting Mathura to reach here.

The nearest airport is in Delhi. However, Jewar is the town at a distance of 50 km where the international airport is proposed.

Delhi to Mathura Map

Plan a Tour to Explore the Holy Land

Planning a tour is one of the best options to explore the holy land. For this, Mathura and Vrindavan tour packages are offered to you by different leading travel agencies.

Apna Yatra has been providing you with precise information about the destinations and helping you in choosing the right tour package that is sure to make your dream come true. You have to contact me via any convenient mode of communication and leave the rest of the work to the experts at Apna Yatra.


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