Brightly coloured vintage doors, saints and seers enrobed in saffron, and smiling locals. With so many places to visit in Vrindavan, life is all about love, devotion, and simplicity.
As opposed to the belief that a visit to this holy town might be a cultural shock for many, I’d say it was more of a gratifying experience for us. We were least bothered from seeing dirt or being in a crowd; what melted our hearts was the amount of love that is there.
People in Vrindavan are all about devotion and service. They are so happy about life that even a random argument results in smiles in the end. There is no place for enmity, grudges, or rivalry.
A trip in Vrindavan is a sweet assault to the senses – those smiles, ever-so-happy souls, and those narrow lanes with magnificent doors sure to leave the visitor in you feeling happy.
When staying in Vrindavan, it is best to leave your car parked in hotel and explore the entire town on foot.
Most of the places to visit in Vrindavan are based in narrow lanes and accessing them via car is just not possible. So spend your time walking through the narrow alleyways dripping with colourful history and admiring a township where locals greet all the visitors with warm and infectious smiles.
Vrindavan is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Krishna. An interesting fact about this town is that there are almost 5,000 temples in this holy land where Lord Krishna spent his entire childhood.
Spend your days in Vrindavan walking through alleyways, soaking in the love that holds people in its embrace.
Prowling around the town through the narrow streets isn’t feasible by a car. You can opt for an auto ride that takes you around the nooks and crannies of the town in a hassle-free way. An auto-ride adds to the town’s old-world charm.
Big, vintage doors bolted and secured with huge locks are a common sighting in Vrindavan. While you walk through the serpentine lanes, look out for the vintage doors as they make for some gorgeous photographs.
The holy city of Vrindavan is a treasure trove of unfathomable cultural wealth. It’s the ideal place to meet and interact with locals, learn about the life of Lord Krishna, visit revered pilgrim hubs, and devour street food from roadside vendors.
What’s more fun is actually listening to the stories of Leelas of Krishna and Radha. Vrindavan is definitely a town where heart rules! Just surrender your heart in the town of over 300 temples and soak in the culture as much as possible.
Onto my favourite temple and must visit place in Vrindavan. Built on the outskirts of Vrindavan, Prem Van is a beautiful temple depicting significant events surrounding Lord Krishna and Radha’s existence. No one is allowed to enter the temple premises post sunset.
The temple is never too crowded. It is surrounded by bushy forests all around and a guided tour here is most recommended. Beware as there are many touts acting as guides near the temple.
Hiring one would set you back by 50 INR | Not even a dollar. Make sure you drop by!
Many a followers ardently believe that god really resides in the Bankey Bihari Temple and that is why it remains jam-packed by thousands of visitors on a daily basis. There are a number of vendors outside the main temple complex selling garlands and sweets to offer to the deity.
To experience the real mood of Vrindavan, a visit to Bankey Bihari temple is a must.
If there’s one thing even those with an aversion to sweet stuff cannot resist, it is perhaps some ice cold lassi at the heart of Vrindavan.
There’s a market near Shri Banke Bihari Ji Mandir known for it’s savoury selection of snacks like pav bhaji, chaat, etc. But the lassi take away the cake for being the king of the good stuff! Super thick, creamy and with some cream on top for good measure, a lassi in Vrindavan is an experience!
Street food is an intrinsic part of Vrindavan’s cultural experience. The best part is you don’t have to shell out big bucks to experience the culinary landscape of the town. So, you must try out the mouthwatering tikki, pyaz kachori and an array of Indian sweetmeats including rabri, faluda, kheer and malpuas.
Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by WranglerDenims. All opinions are our own.
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The charm of Vrindavan permeates one’s heart. Innumerable temples, sea of humanity, naughty monkeys who love your spectacles, colorful shops selling trinkets and food items, and not to forget the tales of Lord Krishna embedded in the hearts of people here. Your camera has captured lovely pictures of the place.
Ive never heard about Vrindavan but it looks so beautiful. ! Looks very colourful over there! I love that vintage door! And I also can’t wait to visit India for that street food! I always hear how amazing it is! That snack looks interesting ! 😀
That’s awesome Ada – Hope you manage to visit Vrindavan on your much anticipated trip to India 🙂
Thanks for this great overview about Vrindavan; really liked how did you wrote this post, lots of good info.
It looks like a colorful and animated area (we love this), plus we know that here the street food is delicious, right?
We love your photos too much!!
Perhaps there’s no shortage of finger-licking street food in Vrindavan (and India).
We haven’t been to Vrindavan yet, but this post has got us thinking. The photos are lovely. Would love to have that glass of lassi right about now.
You guys should definitely visit Vrindavan, Indranil – you’ll love it 🙂
I’ve never heard of Vrindavan before but it looks beautiful. I must admit I went onto google images to see more images. I would love to go.
he he, that’s the impact of this place, Ania. Hope you make it to Vrindavan soon 🙂
oooOOOooo that lassi sounds delicious and that street food looks delicious! I, like other commenters, have never heard of Vrindavan before, but I know of India’s wide range of cultures, regions, and cities. I can’t imagine ever running out of places to go in the subcontinent.
We had a lot of fun on this getaway, Tom. And just like you said it, you can never run out of places to explore in a country as big and diverse as India. So make sure you take a long-ish trip there 🙂
This seems like a very enjoyable town to explore. We always like walking through towns as opposed to driving so we will take your advice if we find ourselves there. We would enjoy learning about this culture and especially the beliefs. That is some of the best parts of traveling, learning about the culture.
I am so sure you will. India is a beautiful place and it takes some time to soak it all in but exploring it can be so damn rewarding, especially towns as culturally rich as Vrindavan ðŸ™‚
Looks gorgeous & one of my favorite thing to do anywhere is to sample street food- hope to make it to India in the next few years
Vrindavan looks like a wonderful destination. I would love to explore it by Auto Rickshaw. The street food sounds interesting, I’d love to check it out after visiting the sites of the city.
Thanks for this overview of Vindravan, and it seems very interesting and enjoyable to explore! I always like to go on tours, and check out the surroundings by myself, and check out how locals are living! That is some of travelling and learning about a new culture! xx
Wow what an amazing place!! Your pictures are so beautiful xx
I think Vindravan would suit me! I love everything you said! Also it looks so picturesque – definitely on my bucket list 🙂
Definitely Niki. Vrindavan has that mysterious aura surrounding it – hope you get to visit super soon 🙂
Your pictures wonderfully illustrate the beauty of Vindavran! Looks like it has much to offer:)
Lovely pics ðŸ˜
Thank you Kirti 🙂
This place looks like it is such a fun places to visit. It looks live and people looks like a lot of people streets.
What an absolutely stunning place to visit! I’ve never been to India, and it’s a place I’d love to explore one day.
Indian is an assault to the senses, Elizabeth. But make sure you put Vrindavan in your itinerary as it won’t disappoint you 🙂
Your trip looks amazing. Loving the gorgeous photos and your style, too. 🙂
Thank You Kelly! We appreciate your kind comments 🙂
Never heard of Vrindavan before but your write up describes it wonderfullly. Great pics too. I love learning about new destinations.
Thank you so much Anthony. You would love Vrindavan, we are sure 🙂