Things to Do in Vrindavan

Banke Bihari Temple
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Banke Bihari temple is a holy edifice of worship and stands among the most spectacular Vrindavan tourist places. Integrated in 1854, the temple homes a grand collection of Lord Krishna Idols and painting along with his acquaintances.

The temple also depicts various phases of Lord Krishna's life, beginning from his childhood when he was called Namd Gopal to his older days. Poojas, festivities and a number of spiritual events are executed here throughout the year. An imperial establishment, Banke Bihari Temple is invariably occupied with tourists and devotees. 

Location: Banke Bihari Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, Goda Vihar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

- 7:45 AM. to 12:00 PM, 5:30 AM, 9:30 PM. (Summer) 
- 8:45 AM. to 1:00 PM. & 4:30 PM. to 8:30 AM. (Winter)

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Prem Mandir
Spread in a vast 55 acres of land, Prem Mandir in Vrindavan is not just a temple but an alluring piece of architecture, much admired by the visitors. Completed in 2012, the mandir holds a number of Idols Sri Radha Krishna. Prem, a Hindi word translating to Love in English, the temple also illustrates the eternal love between Lord Krishan and Radhe.

Inside the temple is a specially constructed platform that allows the visitors to enjoy a grand view of 48 panels that exhibit the life of Lord Krishna. Events including the majestic Jagadguruttam Diwas Mahotsav are also celebrated here at the Mandir.

The exterior of the temple is also a sight to watch. Embedded with beautiful gardens and landscapes, the outskirts of the place is truly one of the most amazing places to visit in Vrindavan.

Location: Chhatikara, Road, Raman Reti, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 5:30–6:30 am, 8:30 am–12 pm, 4:30–8 pm (All Year)

Best Time to Visit: October To April
Sri Sri Krishna Balram Temple
Considered amongst the prime ISKCON temples in the world,  Sri Sri Krishna Balram Temple holds various structures and idols of Sri Krishna and Sri Balram. Apart from its dedication towards the lords, the temple is highly admired for its clean environment and spiritual wealth.

At the temple, visitors can participate in various poojas that are orchestrated throughout the day. Monumental events like Gaur Purnima and Radhastami are also celebrated here in the temple. Founded in 1975, the temple is one of the glorious places to visit in Vrindavan, especially for devotees of Lord Krishna, Balram, and Swami Prabhupada among others.  

Location:  Sri Krishna Balram Temple (ISKCON), Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 4:00 AM –5:30 AM, 7 AM –1PM 4:30PM – 8:30 PM

Best Time to Visit: October - June
Shree Rang Nath Ji Temple
One of the most visited Vrindavan tourist places, Shree Rang Nath Ji Temple is an imposing holy destination with a distinct architectural design. Spread in an enormous piece of land, the temple is one of the largest in Vrindavan with ancient decor and homes various columns, pillars, and even a lake.

The temple is dedicated to the 8th century Vaishnava saint, Lord Sri Goda-Rangamannar. On a closer look, one would be able to find the distinct similarity between Shree Rang Nath Ji Temple and the design of various temples of South Indian also known as the Dravidian style of architecture. Built-in 1851, the place still stands tall and has a major impact on the history of the city. 

Location: Rangnath mandir, Goda Vihar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 24 hours, All Days

Best Time to Visit: October - May
Seva Kunj
Seva Kunj illustrates the mesmerizing tales of Krishan and Radha, who used to visit this place and spend hours together. A large dome-shaped temple, Seva Kunj is decorated with various paintings of Lord Krishna and Radha on the walls.

Open only during the day, the gates of Sev Kunj are closed after sunset. Upon entry, visitors can gaze on the Lalit Kunj and Nikunj temple that is found at the center of the temple. A place widely celebrated among couples for offering a spiritual insight into the sublime relationship of Lord Krishna and Queen Radha, Seva Kunj is one of the best places to visit in Vrindavan.

Apart from local travelers, the place also witnesses a great number of visitors from across the globe. 

Location: Kunj Gali, Near Radha Vallabh Temple Road, Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 8.00 am - 7.30 pm (Closed between 11:00 AM to 05:30 PM). All Days

Best Time to Visit: October to April
Keshi Ghat
With gorgeous ancient palaces on the coasts, the Keshi Ghat is an open bathing spot in Vrindavan. The ghat is considered to be one of the most elegant banks of the river Yamuna. Worshipers from across the globe visit the place throughout the year to take a dip in the sacred water of Yamuna.

The banks also host the grand Madanmohan temple and devotees who come here follow the general regime of taking a bath on the ghat followed by prayers in the temple. The name of the ghat derives from an ancient holy tale that depicts the termination of the horse demon Keshi by Lord Krishna.

Bringing purity to everyone who touches the holy water of Yamuna on the ghats, Keshi Ghat is one of the most stunning places to visit in Vrindavan. Tourists can also enjoy a grand tour of the ghat via the boat rides available at the banks.

Location: Keshi Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 6:00 AM 8:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Sri Ashta Sakhi Temple
Sri Ashta Sakhi Temple is an ancient temple devoted to Lord Krishna, Radha and their acquaintances named the Astha Sakhi, in other words, eight friends. According to ancient mythology, the temple is known to be the place where Lord Krishna would perform the holy act of Ras Leela.

Being centuries old, the temple has gone through it's fair share of restoration and yet, a larger part of its mesmerizing beauty displayed through the carvings on the walls still look as lively as ever. Tons to learn and explore, the temple is home to a number of stories. If in Vrindavan, this is one of the most beautiful places to see in Vrindavan with a lot of historic value.  

Location: Sri Ashta Sakhi Temple, Banke Bihari Colony, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM, All Days

Best Time to Visit: October - March
Shri Jugal Kishore Ji Temple
An establishment dating way back to 1627, Sri Jugal Kishore Ji temple is probably one of the oldest architectures found in the city of Vrindavan. Ari Jugal Kishore Ji Temple consists of 4 temples asked to be built by the Mughal ruler, Akbar.

The stories depict that, the construction of these temples follow the Mughal era when Akbar, the emperor of that time toured Vrindavan and authorized the building of 4 Hindu temples in the area.  At the temple, various aartis including Yamuna aarti in the evening are conducted each day. Made of red stone, the temple, especially in the evening, is delightful to watch.  

Location: Sri Jugal Kishore Ji Temple, Gotam Nagar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: (No data available)

Best Time to Visit: October - March
Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram
One of the latest additions to the grand collection of temples and ashrams in Vrindavan, Sri Giridhar Dham Ashram was integrated on the 1st of December in 2016. Conceptualized and brought into existence by Swamini Vishwamohini, the ashram is committed to Sri Giridhar and his collaborator Yamuna Devi.

Ari Giridhar, another name for Lord Krishna; the temple celebrates his brave heart when he picked the entire Govardhan hill up on his little finger to protect the inhibitors of the land from a devastating flood. A spiritual place with a supreme peaceful ambiance, Shree Giridhar Dham Ashram is a must-visit. 

Location: 383, Sheetal Chhaya Rd, Raman Reti, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: INR 500 onwards

Timing: 7 AM –1 PM, 5 PM –9 PM

Best Time to Visit: October - April
Priyakant Ju Mandir
Taking the shape of an elegant lotus flower, Priyakant Ju Mandir is a glamorous temple devoted to Lord Krishna and Radha. Here, it is believed that Lord Krishna in the form of Kant Ju and Radharani in the avatar of Priya Ji bestows their blessing upon numerous visitors who come to pray in the temple.

The structure is at an alarming height of 125 meters above the ground. The place is encapsulated with enormous ponds on the inside and a narrow road passing by the temple on the outside. In other words, the temple accounts for great accessibility and a beautiful view. Statues of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, and Lord Hanuman can also be found in the corners of the temple. 

Location: Chhatikara, Mathura - Vrindavan Marg, near Vaishno Devi Mandir, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: (No Information) 

Best Time to Visit: October - March
Madan Mohan Temple
An ancient Goswami temple in Vrindavan, Madan Mohan temple is found in the vicinity of the Kaliya Ghat. The temple originated on the Dwadasa Aditya hill, 50 feet above the ground which provides for an enthralling view of the scenic ambiance around the temple.

The name of the temple, Madam Mohan, translates to Madan meaning Kamadeva (Lord of love) and Mohan refers to the person who has the capability to charm. It is said that the temple is built on the resting place where lord Krishna emerged out of the Yamuna river after his win over Kaliya Nag. A mesmerizing place with great spiritual and holy significance, Madan Mohan temple is one place you must visit in Vrindavan. 

Location: Banke Bihari Temple, VIP Road, Near, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: Free

Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM in summer / 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM  to 9:00 PM in winter.

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Mata Vaishno Devi Dham
A spiritual establishment designed for the devotees of Vaishno Devi, the temple holds a glorious cave and an enormous idol of Goddess Vaishno Devi. Devotees and pilgrims from across the nation visit the place in search of serene spirituality and peace of mind.

Inside the cave, visitors can also find carvings and images of the nine avatars of Vaishno Devi. Devotees of Mata enjoy clicking pictures and taking a tour of the entire place with family. A grand place with one of the biggest statues of any lord in Vrindavan, Mata Vaishno Devi Dham should surely be visited with, especially with family and friends. 

Location: Mata Vaishno Devi Dham, Vrindavan 

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing:  6:00 AM–12:00 PM, 5:00 PM –9:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Munger Raj Mandir
Found in the epicenter of the city, Munger Raj Mandir is a temple made by Sadhu Maharaja and his family. Built-in 1932, the temple is visited by a number of tourists from across the globe throughout the year.

The temple is festooned upon with a number of lush tropics inclusive trees of kadamba leading to the main shrine with idols of Radha Mohanji (an avatar of Lord Krishna) and his Gopis (female associates) that involves Lalita, Campakalata, Chitra and Vishakha.

Developed to deliver a peaceful ambiance with positive energy, Munger Raj Mandir is a distinct place. Aarti's are also a constant in the temple, particularly the 4:00 AM pooja in the morning. 

Location: NH2-Bhuteshwar Rd, Kishor Pura, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

- Darshan - 7.15 AM to 11.00 AM 
- Aarti and Raj bhog - 12:00 PM -12.30 PM
- Darshan - 04.30 PM - 08:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to March
Shree Geeta Mandir
A popular destination in Vrindavan and across the Mathura district, Shree Geeta Mandir, is a mesmerizing destination with rich holy values and cultural presence. The temple holds an idol of Lord Krishna along with 'Gita Stambh', a piece of diverse architecture that illustrates the victory of good over evil.

Additionally, various paintings and carvings can also be found in the temple. If you are in Vrindavan, a visit to this place will spiritually enlighten you.

Location: Gaushala Nagar, Geeta Mandir Marg, Shree Dham- Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October - April
Vrinda Kunja

With an elegant architectural design and spread in a tremendous area is the holy Vrinda Kunja. The temple is encapsulated with various trees and gardens providing a unique look to the entire establishment. Apart from aarti and poojas, the place is also known for conducting various sessions and classes on lessons from Mahabharata.

Serene quiet and peaceful, Vrinda Kunja is a joyous place to visit.  

Location: No146, Bhut Gali. Gopeshwar Road, Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281121

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timing: 5:00 AM - 8:30 PM, All Days 

Best Time to Visit: October to March

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