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Govardhan – Where Mythology Comes Alive


Govardhan, near Mathura, is a popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindus. There are several legends of Lord Krishna associated with the place with one which says that the peak came down from heaven to be a part of the divine leela of Lord Krishna. Another legend has it that once during torrential rains, the lord saved the people of Vraj by lifting the mountain and holding it with his hands for seven consecutive days.

As said above, Govardhan is one of the major pilgrimage destinations for the Hindus and the belief goes that those who perform the Govardhana Parikrama will get all their wishes fulfilled. A huge statue of the deity dominated the skyline adding to the mystical environs of the surroundings.

Tourist Places In And Around Govardhan

The main attraction is the Har Devaji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple houses beautiful statues of Radha and Krishna and brings to life the anecdotes from his life. You can also visit Radha Kund or lake where Radha and Krishna would meet with the gopis. Then there is Kusum Sarovar, the sacred tank where the gopis would await Lord Krishna. The Manasi Ganga tank is another landmark associated with the lord.

Best Time To Visit Govardhan

The best time to visit is from November to March. The weather during this period is mild and pleasant. However, being a pilgrimage place, Govardhan attracts visitors throughout the year.

How To Reach Govardhan

Govardhan is well connected by road and railways.

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How to Reach Govardhan

  • By Road
    State owned transport buses run from Agra, Faizabad and Allahabad via Mathura.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station is at Mathura, which is 26 km away from Govardhan. From here, you can take a public transport bus or hire a taxi to reach Govardhan.
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  • By Air
    Govardhan does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Varanasi (about 30 kms away) from where you can take a taxi or private/public transport bus to reach Govardhan.
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