Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is the world's tallest temple under-construction at Vrindavan, Mathura. At cost of 300 crore it will be one of the most expensively built temple in world by ISKCON. The temple has a footprint of about 5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet. A look-alike of the verdant forests of Vrindavan will be recreated around this magnificent temple. It will be spread over a sprawling 26 acres, it will consist of the twelve forests of Braj, with varieties of lush vegetation, green pastures, elegant vistas of fruit bearing trees, flower laden creepers serenaded by bird songs, clear water lakes with lotuses and lilies and water falls that tumble from small artificial hillocks all recreated from descriptions in the SrimadBhagavatam and other source books of Lord Sri Krishna .
Mathura has many temples, both big and small, dotting the entire city, with many of these temples being dedicated to Lord Krishna. The two most important temples in town are the Dwarkadheesh Temple and the Gita Mandir. The Dwarkadheesh Temple is an ancient temple that has been standing from the 1800s and boasts of some of the most stunning architecture in and around this region. If you happen to visit Mathura during the festivals of Janmashtami or Holi, the Dwarkadheesh Temple is the place to be in, as these festivals are celebrated on a grand scale in the premises of the temple. The Gita Mandir is a unique temple in India, and it gets its name from the fact that the walls of the temple are filled with inscriptions from the entire Bhagavad Gita.
Welcome arrival to Mathura – city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods – Lord Krishna, which is sacred being the birth place of Lord Krishna. The surroundings' Braj Bhoomi ' is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days, played the flutes porting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple– built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendour of medieval India. Proceed to Rangaji Temple – Vrindavan's longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50 feet tall 'Dhwaja Stambha' believed to be gold – plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kali Ghat , Glass Temple and the Bankey Bihari Temple – one of the oldest temples built in 1921. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Gokul where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya's home in secrecy toescape the wrath of tyrant Kansha. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan – believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit 'Assi Khambha' the temple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan – where Lord Krishna held a loft 'Giriraj', the sandstone hill on his finger for seven days and nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain and thunder sent by Indra. Return to Mathura. Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit Nand Gaon – the house of Lord Krishna's foster father Nand, in whose memory stands the 19th century temple. A little beyond is Pan Sarovar – one of the foremost celebrated lakes in Braj. Continue to Varanasi – the birth place of Radha – with temples in reverence of Ladliji ( Radha ). Also visit the water tank ' Prem Sarovar' ,the first meeting place of Radha – Krishna. Overnight at hotel.
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and spend some time visiting the markets. Later proceed for Railway Station for your onward journey.
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