Mathura Pilgrimage Tour Package

Durations :- 04 DAYS / 03 Nights
Destinations :- Mathura, Vrindavan, Baldev, Mahavan, Gokul, Barsana, Nandgaon, Goverdhan

Day 01 : Dauji (Baldev ) - Mahavan – Gokul

Dauji : Baldev Temple – Kshir Sagar
Mahavan : Chaurasi Khamba Temple, Thakurani Ghat
Gokul : Ramanreti , Brahmand Ghat, Yog Maya Temple, Putna Vadh Place

Day 02 : Barsana – nandgaon- Goverdhan

Barsana : Ladli Lal Temple, Rangili Mahal
Nandgaon : Nandbhavan
Goverdhan : Dhan Ghati Temple, Jatipura Temple , Mansi Ganga, Radhakund, Kusum Sarovar.

Day 03 : Vrindavan

Banke bihariji Temple, Rangaji Temple, Shri Govind devji Temple, Iskcon Temple, Nidhivan, Prem Mandir

Day 04 : Mathura

Shri Dwarkadhish Temple, Vishram Ghat , Boating in Yamuna river, Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi Temple Complex, Mathura Museum, Jain Chaurasi Temple, Gayatri Tapobhoomi, Gita Temple



Mathura Vrindavan Gokul Mahavan Dauji Goverdhan Nandgaon Barsana Temple Tour

Durations :- 03 DAYS / 02 Nights
Destinations :- Mathura Vrindavan Gokul Mahavan Dauji Goverdhan Nandgaon Barsana

Day 01 : Mathura Vrindavan

Mathura : Dwarikadhish Temple, Vishram Ghat, Shri Krishna Janmabhumi
Vrindavan : Sri Banke Bihari Temple, Iskcon Temple, Vaisno Devi Temple, Prem Mandir, Akshya Patra

Day 02 : Gokul Mahavan Dauji

Gokul : Ramanreti, Yogmaya Temple, Brahmand Ghat
VMahavan : 84 khamba Temple, Putna Vadh
Baldev : Dauji Temple, Kshir Sarovar

Day 03 : Goverdhan Nandgaon Barsana

Goverdhan : Dan Ghat Temple, Mansi Ganga, Kusum Sarovar
Barsana : Ladli Lal Radha Temple
Nandgaon : Nand Mahal



Mathura Vrindavan Agra Gokul Goverdhan Tour Package

Durations :- 03 DAYS / 02 Nights
Destinations :-Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Gokul, Goverdhan

Day 01 : Mathura Vrindavan

Mathura : Shri Dwarikadhish Temple , Vishram Ghat in Mathura , Shri Krishna Janambhumi Temple in Mathura
Vrindavan : Banke Bihari Ji Temple , Rangaji Temple , Isckon Temple

Day 02 : Agra

Agra : Sikandara , Red fort , Taj Mahal , Fatehpur Sikri

Day 03 : Gokul , Goverdhan

Gokul : Ramanreti, Bhramand Ghat
Goverdhan : Jatipura Temple , Mansi Ganga, Kusum Sarovar



Mathura Vrindavan Agra Tour Package

Durations :- 02 DAYS / 01 Nights
Destinations :-Mathura, Agra, Vrindavan

Day 01 : Mathura - Agra

Mathura : Shri Dwarikadhish Temple , Vishram Ghat in Mathura , Shri Krishna Janambhumi Temple in Mathura
Agra : Sikandara , Taj Mahal

Day 02 : Vrindavan

Vrindavan : Banke Bihari Ji Temple , Rangaji Temple , Nidhivan, Isckon Temple and Prem Mandir



How to Reach Mathura(BRAJ DHAM )

Bus Service : New Bus Stand Mathura
Railway Service: Mathura Railway Junction
Air Service : IGI Airport , New Delhi

Weather Condition / Climate
48 (Maximum ) 22 (minimum) degree Celsius in Summer
31 (Maximum ) 02 ( minimum) degree Celsius in Winter
Monsoon ( Rainy Season ) : July to September
Winter Season : October to March
Summer Season : April to Jume

Best Time to Visit
According to Weather Condition :: October to March
According to Festival: Krishna Janmastami, Radhaastami, Holi, Guru Purnima.

Language & Culture
Spoken Language : Hindi, Braj Language, Bit of English
Mathura has contributed a lot towards Indian Culture through its rich heritage. The ethos of Mathura, and in fact the whole of Braj mandal is centered on Krishna and his tales. Mathura sees heightened activities during the major festivities dedicated to Krishna.

Travel Tips
Mathura is the city of extraordinary beauty and history and culture and handicrafts, full of friendly, chatty people, who will ask you a million questions – some of them frankly inappropriate – but who will help you and explain things and show you a kindness and courtesy way beyond your expectations.There are certain things you need to keep in mind before travelling to Mathura.

Internet / Mobile Connectivity
Major Indian Cellular operators (airtel, vodafone, reliance, MTS, Tata, Docommo,BSNL, Idea) provides communication service here so mobile connenctivity is not an issue.They provideb 3G services as well.so Internet connectivity through mobile is good. However If you are a heavy user of Internet. Then in Data Cards (Dongle ) best services are provided by MTS, Reliance and BSNL.

Insurance
Online travel insurance are availble for visitors planning to travel Mathura. The Insurance coverage includes key features like

1. Coverage for in/out patient hospitalization along with daily allowance.
2. Personal accident cover in case of permanent disability/death.
3. Coverage for contingencies related to personal possession.
4. Coverage for loss of baggage and passport.
5. Coverage for expenses related to trip delays.

Below here are given only the main festivals of Mathura, Different festivals are celebrated across mathura round the year.

Krishna Janamastami

Lord Krishna was born on this auspicious day ( eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shraavana (August–September ) of According to Hindu Calendar), This festival is celebrated with much fan fare in Mathura. All the temples at this time have very special decoration. Idols of Shri Krishna is decorated with new clothes and special Chappan Bhog ( 56 Sweet dishes) is offered to him. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna's infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.

Radha Astamti

Radhashtami is celebrated by Krishna devotees as the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, who is Lord Krishna's greatest devotee, the feminine aspect of the Absolute Truth, and Lord Krishna's energy Personified. Radhashtami is ceremoniously celebrated in the Brij area. On Radhastami, Sri Sri Radha Krishna deities are traditionally dressed entirely in flowers. Additionally, Radhashtami is the only day on which devotees may receive darshan of Radharani's lotus feet. On all other days Her feet remain covered.Devotees will fast until noon and sing devotional songs in praise of the Divine Couple and Their pastimes. Then a feast is served, most often including the famous Radha Red — a delicious, spicy, plum chutney.

Holi

Holi is the most popular festival of Mathura. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna, which occurs usually on Feb-March. People throw colored powdered dye and also colored water on each other playfully. This festival is celebrated with huge applaud in Braj, Nandagaon, Barsana and Dauji ( Baldev). Various kinds of Holi is celebrated across mathura. ( like huranga is celebrated in Dauji, Lathmar Holi is celebrated in Barsana, A Pandit crossess the Live fire of Holi in Phagon ). Various Other festivals also takes place alongwih Holi in Mathura during the same time.

Goverdhan Puja

Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut (meaning a heap of grain)], is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra. It is the fourth day of Diwali. The day is celebrated on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (Bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika.Folk people do the parikrama of Goverdhan Hill during this day. This tradition has carried on from 5000 years ago to the 21st Century.





Guru Purnima

Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of their lives. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru(Spiritual Guide). It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh (June–July) of the Shaka Samvat according to Hindu calendar. Many people come to mathura on this day to do the parikrama of Goverdhan as well.




Rath Yatra

Once a year there is a grand car festival (Ratha Yatra) known as Brahmotsava during the month of Caitra (March-April). This festival lasts for 10 days. According to mythology this Rath Yatra symbolizes the Suryanarayana (The Sun God) nature of Lord Jagannath. During the Rath Yatra it is believed that Lord Shri Jagannath, Devi (Goddess) Subhadra and Lord Thakur Shri Balaram visit their devotees and bless them as they tour through the city seated in their Chariots.


Kansa Vadh ( Killing of King Kansa )

This festival is mainly celebrated in and around Mathura district of UP .This day falls on tenth day of Shukla pakchha of Kartik month of Hindu lunar calendar. It is marked to commemorate the killing of demon Kansa, the ruler of Mathura by Lord Krishna. To commemorate this event local Chaturvedis (also known as chaube in Mathura) who claim to be descendents of friends of lord Krishna erect and then thrash the effigy of demon Kansa and take out a huge procession chanting and claiming to be friends to the GOD Krishna and DEVOTEE TO His beloved RADHA who is believed to be incarnation of GOD’S Shakti.


Yamuna Aarti ( Prayer of River Godess Yamuna )

The aarti held at the Vishram Ghat every evening is not to be missed, for the little oil lamps that are floated on the river set the placid water as sparkle with a myriad flickering lights. The Yamuna aarti at Vishram Ghat in Mathura is one of life's more beautiful experiences.The aarti itself is a gigantic seven tier bronze structure with scores of brightly burning wicks. As it swings through the air amid raw, heartfelt invocations, the brightly burning wicks seem to bring with them the kind of joy you have never experienced before.



Brajabhumi ( It consist the land of Mathura,Vrindavan,Goverdhan,Gokul,Baldev,Nandgaon,Barsana,Mahavan,Kusum Sarovar ), is located 140 km south-east of Delhi and 60 km north-west of Agra. Covering an area of about 3,800 sq. km., Brajabhumi can be divided into two distinct units - the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon (Nandagram).

Brajbhumi consist of following cities/towns.

Mathura City

Held in sanctity by the Buddhists, Jain and Brahmanical faith alike, Mathura has a long and chequered history. One of the Sapta Mahapuris, it was ruled in turns by the kings of Solar and Lunar dynasties and became a center of three Cultures India Indo-Scythian and Hellenstic. For are creation Mathura is the Athens of India. The great school of sculpture known as Mathura school of Art flourished here for 1200 Years. Such proliflic creativety and gushing devotion to novel Art Forms and experi-ment in sculptures and clay figurines as found in this school are rare in the annals of indian Art History. A survey of this glorious School of Art can be made in the Government Museum, Mathura. The present day Mathura abounds in Place of Religious and Historic Interest, All round the year A large number of Festival and fairs are held in Matura and adjoining areas of Vrindavan Gokul, Brazen and Goverdhan The rascal of Brij is thematically the basis of many performing Arts.

Places and Temples to visit in Mathura

Vrindavan Dham

15 Km. north of Mathura on the same bank of Yamuna, lies the celebrated town of Vrindavan, almost as closely associated with Krishna as Mathura itself. Indeed one hardly speak of Vrindavan alone to; the devout Hindu. Mathura-Vrindavan can not a unified image of untold beauty and religious sanctify. Vrindavan is believed to have been the stage on which Krishna performed his famous romantic and sportive roles. Unlike busy Mathura. Vrindavan seems perpetually to be dreaming and imaginatively, re-living its romantic past. There are hundred of shrines in the town, as also numerous ghats and several sacred tanks, of which one called Brahama kund and another named Govinda kund are the most highly venerated.

Places and Temples to visit in Vrindavana



Goverdhan Hill

26 Km from Mathura along the road to Deeg. It is named after the name of the Goverdhan Hillock" which is said to have raised on the finger and was put in the condition to save the people from the incessant rain which fell constantly for seven days to destroy the people of Brij. The hillock is 7 Miles (21km) in length.

Places and temples to visit in Goverdhan







Barsana

21 Kms. to the north of Goverdhan is Barsana the birth place of Radha a favourite devotee of Lord Krishna. It is a famous place for pilgrimage with a regular bus service from Mathura to Barsana Via Kosi & Goverdhan.
Barsana originally known as Brahmasaran lies on a slope of ridge. The four prominent peaks of the hill are regarded as amblematic of the four-faced divinity and are crowned by a group temple is honor of Lali Ji a local title of Radha meaning 'the beloved'.

Places and Temples to Visit in Barasana







Nandgaon ( Nandgram)

AT the foot of a hill 51 Kms. north-east of Mathura is situated the venerable village of Nandgaon. It is known as the home of Lord Krishna's foster father Nand, in whose memory a spacious temple stand on the brow of the hill. Probably built in the middle of the 12'th century by one Rup Singh, It consist of an open nave with choir and sacrarium beyond. Standing in the center of a paved courtyard, it is surrounded by a lofty wall which commands an extensive view of the Bharatpur hill and the level expanse of Mathura District as far as Goverdhan.

Places & Temples to Visit in Nandgaon



Gokul Village

About 15 Kms. of the south-east of Mathura connected by a metalled road is Gokul, a suburb of the inland town of Mahavan on the bank of the river Yamuna. Gukul is a celebrated spot where Lord Krishna was reared in secrecy by his nurse. This place is very scared and is visited by thousand of pilgrims particularly during the birth anniversary of the Lord Krishna in july-august and the time of Annakut festival. Gokul is also associated with the famous saint Vallabhacharya who lived here for many years.

Places to Visit in Gokul





Mahaban

Lying on the left bank of Yamuna. Mahavan is 4 Kms. from Gokul on the road to Sadabad. Lord Krishna is believed to have been craddled in this place. The largest and most sacred temple is that of Mathura Nath an edifice built of rock and plaster. Overhanging the Yamuna at Mahavan is an old building which is identified as the place of Nanda.

Places to Visit in Mahaban







Baldev ( Dauji )

Baldeo is about 9 Kms. from Mahavan on the road leading to Sadabad. In the center of the town stand the famous temple of Baldeo(Dauji). The elder brother of Lord Krishna. Two annual fair are held at Baldeo. One on the Sixth day of the light half of Bhadon called Deo-Chhath other on the full moon of Aghan. There is not a single day in the course of the year in which the temple court are not occupied with Pilgrims.

Places to Visit in Baldev ( Dauji )