Known as the birthplace of the Hindu god, Lord Krishna, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh draws thousands of tourists every year to it pious doorsteps. This holy city is also a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Jains.
Vrindavan, on the other hand is where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Devotees flock to Vrindavan every year to experience the playfulness and colours of Krishna’s childhood.
This pious city is flanked by Nidhivan and Seva Kunj and it is assumed that its name is derived from Vrinda (meaning basil) and van (meaning grove). A quick one day road trip to Mathura and Vrindavan from Delhi NCR is a great way to rejuvenate spiritually over the weekend.
Package Glimpse 1 Day Delhi to Mathura & Vrindavan Tour by Cab
The best time to visit Mathura and Vrindavan from Delhi is anytime between October to March, when there is a respite from the harsh heat. The one day Delhi to Mathura and Vrindavan tour package by private car is designed to show you all the important places in both the holy cities.
The 1 day trip will set off with a visit to Prem Mandir, followed by a stopover at Shri Banke Bihari Temple, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple and ISKCON temple, and end with a visit to Dwarkadheesh Temple and Vishram Ghat before finally making your way back to Delhi. You’ll be stopping for lunch in Mathura.
Our cab services with 1 day trip to Mathura & Vrindavan are specially optimised for every tourist’s ease and comfort. The cab will pick you up from Delhi at any given location and cover the distance between Delhi to Mathura in 3 hours via Taj Express Highway.
These two tourist destinations are at a distance of 183 km from each other. The distance between Mathura and Vrindavan is 14 km via NH19 and NH44 which will be covered in 25 minutes. All our cabs are safe, comfortable and pocket-friendly and there’s no fear of hidden charges and overtime fines.
In this one day trip to Mathura and Vrindavan you will be visiting the following sites of interest:
1. Prem Mandir
Constructed in the year 2001, Prem Mandir draws in hundreds of tourists every year to witness the magnificence of its structure. This beautiful temple is a shrine dedicated to Radha and Krishna along with Sita and Ram. The first place to visit in the day trip, this great temple has been constructed entirely out of white marble and adorned with intricate carvings.
The statues found all around the temple are that of Shri Krishna and his admirers and portrayals of important events from the Lord’s life. The pillars of this temple are intricately engraved with beautiful carvings that depict the Kinkari Sakhis and Manjari Sakhis serving Shri Radha Krishna in various ways.
Prem mandir looks even more splendid in the evening when it is lit up with lamps and diyas. A grand pillar-less complex is being built next to Prem Mandir, which is expected to house almost 25,000 people at once. This temple holds a great significance to devout Krishna bhakts and architect enthusiasts alike.
Must see :
The Prem Mandir musical fountain. The musical fountain, where the colored water dance to the beats of of Radha Krishna kirtans. Paired with awesome lighting displays, this event is a hit among children.
Shri Banke Bihari Mandir is a major attraction in the holy city of Vrindavan and the one of the most popular places to visit in our one day Mathura & Vrindavan tour from Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This beautiful temple has been done in the stunning Rajasthani style and adorned with arched windows and meticulous stonework.
The idol of Lord Krishna in this temple is that of Gopal, standing in the Tribhanga position. The temple complex is free of sounds of bells and other musical instruments as it is believed that Gopal does not like the noise. Prayers are offered through the divine chants of ‘Radha Naam’.
Make sure that you visit this temple since it is deemed as one of the holiest places of worship of Lord Krishna, and hence the Banke Bihari Temple is thronged by devotees all through the year.
Special events from the life of Lord Krishna are celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy at the Banke Bihari Temple. Mangala Aarti is performed at the temple during Janmashtami, while Akshaya Tritiya is the only day when you can see the deity’s pious feet.
The deity is dressed up in a special crown and made to carry a flute. In the last five days of the Hindu month of Phalguna, the deity comes off his altar and can be seen fully. It is also around this time that he can be seen with four ‘gopis’.
Jhulan Yatra, the swing festival of Lord Krishna, is celebrated on the third day of the waxing moon, where Lord Banke Bihari is seated on a golden swing known as ‘hindola’. You may also visit this temple during Holi to celebrate this festival and play with colours.
Must see: Mangala Aarti is performed at the temple during Janmashtami
ISKCON temple, also known as Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir was built in 1975. The main reason behind the construction of the temple was to increase awareness of the Vedic scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita.
The temple is a seat to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Shri Krishna and Balaram and Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara along with Lalita and Vishakha. The two idols on the central slab of the temple are that of Krishna and Balarama, who were brothers and on the right are the idols of their friends.
Their left side is flanked with a statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with Nityananda, and of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his spiritual coach Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.
The evening aarti here is a sight to behold as the pujaris offer prayers with fresh flowers and perform a beautiful traditional dance with diyas. You can see devotees from all over the world here.
Must see : Celebration of Janmashtami at ISKCON are globally known and must be witnessed by all. Special prayer songs and aartis are performed during Diwali, Durga Pooja and other Hindu festivals.
Lunch at Mathura
Next stop is for Lunch at Mathura with the 1 Day Delhi to Mathura & Vrindavan Tour. Mathura being a temple town is predominantly vegetarian and best known for its sweets and milk products. Pede, a sweet dish made from condensed milk, is the best selling item at every sweet shop.
Other than these you must also try street food such as kachori, jalebi, chaat, pani puri, samosa, dhokla, aloo tikki and lassi. You may also opt for a North Indian vegetarian thali if you wish to eat a heavy lunch and sample some of the local delicacies.
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex is said to have been built at the place where Lord Krishna was born. This complex is the special attraction in our day trip from Delhi. Several excavations over hundreds of decades have confirmed this belief and thus tourists find themselves in this ancient temple for some spiritual salvation
The temple survives even now despite facing a number of brutal destruction during Muslim invasions. The complex of the temple is also home to small shrines of various gods and goddesses within its massive structure.
Must see: Krishna Leela being performed by local artists. These performances are usually ten minutes long and a breathtaking display of local traditions and art forms.
Dwarkadheesh Temple was constructed in the year 1814 under the instructions of the treasurer of the Estate of Gwalior, Seth Gokul Das Parikh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
The temple is a testament to the locals who address their beloved Krishna as ‘King of Dwarka’. Lord Krishna and Radha are the main deities inside the complex of the temple. The temple has beautiful paintings and carvings inside which also makes it a monument specialising in art and architecture.
In Dwarkadheesh Temple, the deity of Lord Krishna has been built out of black marble and the idol of Radha is out of white marble. The temple is gigantic in its structure and has a main building which is large and garlanded by an entrance that has been constructed in Rajasthani architectural prototype. Idols of several god and goddesses also grace the temple complex along with those of Radha and Krishna.
Must see : Hindola festival is celebrated with a great gusto at the temple during monsoons. The festival is celebrated by decorating the entire temple flowers and lights.
6. Vishram Ghat
The next stop in our one day tour is Vishram Ghat in Mathura, it is graced with elegant temples and some of the most well known shrines of the city. This holy ghat is home to Mukut Temple, Radha-Damodar Temple and numerous other Hindu places of worship.
There are also several Shaivite temples along the ghat. The aarti that is held at Vishram Ghat every evening must be on your list and you should spare some time to witness this grand affair. The tumid river is beautified by countless flickering lights as diyas and flowers are set afloat on the water.
Must see : The grand evening aarti which is the perfect blend of lights, colours and spirituality.
The same day Mathura and Vrindavan tour from Delhi by private car is a quick, hassle-free way to embark on a short spiritual journey. These tours are a win-win since you get to go away from the monotony of everyday life and also spend some quality time with your loved ones. Our cabs are comfortable, efficient and economical and the most promising partner in your road trip!