Commonly known as the city in which Lord Krishna spent his childhood days, Vrindavan is a town located in the Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. This town is renowned for a number of temples that are dedicated to worship of the eternal love of Radha and Lord Krishna. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Mathura. Important travel information regarding this town is as follows.
a. Best time to visit Vrindavan:
The perfect time to visit this town is from September to March due to pleasant weather with, temperatures ranging from a maximum temperature of 30 degree Celsius to a minimum of 10 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Vrindavan?
1. By train:
This city has its own railway station. The Vrindavan Railway station is well connected to major cities within the state as well as to cities such as Pune, Nagpur, Bangalore etc.
2. By bus:
There are number of buses that operate from Mathura (located at 10 km away from Vrindavan) that connect to major cities and towns in the country.
3. By air:
The nearest domestic airport is located in Agra while, the closest international airport is located in New Delhi. Both the Agra and the New Delhi Airport are well connected to major cities in the country as well as to major countries respectively.
c. Religious significance:
It was in Vrindavan that Lord Krishna spent his childhood even though he was born in Mathura. The Holy Scripture Bhagvata Purana has also mentioned this city as being the “backdrop” of most of Lord Krishna’s teachings. The “Srimad Bhagavatam” suggests that Vrindavan along with Mathura are “transcendental abodes of the Lord”. This city is the place where Lord Krishna is supposed to have played lots of pranks with the “Gopis” i.e. females and also wooed Radha who eventually became his eternal love.
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