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Explore the numerous Holy temples and ghats and experience rural village life.
From a river boat trip and spiritual ceremony, to visiting some of the main temples associated with one of India’s most revered deities. From a rural village visit to a home-cooked lunch with a local family. This tour packs so many different and typically Indian experiences into one incredible journey slightly off the regular tourist trail.
You will learn all about Lord Krishna as you visit the cities he was born in and spent his youth. See how modern communities in these ancient cities continue to revere and worship his influence. En route we stop at a small farming community to sample what life is still like for the majority of Indians. We’ll visit the Bhakivedanta Swami Goshala cow shelter in Vrindavan, explore the famous ghats in Mathura, and enjoy a scenic ride on the Yamuna River, as well as visiting the Jama Mosque. Including return hotel transport travelling by private vehicle, your friendly guide from Reality will be with you the entire time to ensure you make the most of your time on this fascinating day tour.
We will enjoy some chai on our way to Mathura while learning about village life from the community members. Your guide will help you get answers to any extra questions you may have
Walking around is the best way to experience the local life and energy of this town full of heritage buildings and temples. Also known as the Shelter City for Widows, your guide will explain how over 20,000 widows live in this city.
One of the finest temples in the area, Prem Mandir features a very intricate architecture and stone carving. It is the most famous temple in Vrindavan and it is surrounded by a large garden and beautiful fountains.
Being the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the holiest cities in India. Not only there are many temples and shrines, but also numerous historical buildings. Once here we will visit a family, have lunch with them and walk to the ghats.
We will take a typical boat ride on the Yamuna River and enjoy the amazing views while moving from one ghat to another. This is the most authentic way to witness the amazing architecture of the structures and temples.
6:30am – 9:30pm
It takes 3.5 hours to drive to Mathura from Delhi. We will travel in a private air-conditioned car and stop at a small village for a chai on the way there to break up the journey.
The village we visit is located mid-way between Delhi and Mathura.
We’ll drink a chai, walk around the town and speak with anyone who is around in order to learn about village life.
Entry fees will be included for any site visited as part of our regular tour.
We’ll have a home-cooked vegetarian lunch that will certainly include roti and a few vegetable dishes. Sometimes we have dishes such as dal (lentils), mixed vegetable curry and paneer vegetable curry.
Yes, your guide from Reality Tours will accompany you the whole day.
Yes, no problem, it will just cost a bit more.
We leave at the crack of dawn to avoid the notorious Delhi traffic and to ensure we have time to visit the temples and other sites which will otherwise be closed.
Absolutely. Please get in touch if you are organising a group visit and we would be happy to help. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes we can arrange overnight stays for customised tours. Please get in touch for further details.
The tour and our guide (Abishek) were gourgeos. He proved to be knowledgeable about the history of Krishna as well as the places visited. Convey love for India
My tour guide was Shehnaz for the day and she was very friendly, attentive and happy to answer any sort of questions. The day starts at 06:30am with a hotel pick-up. The tour is insightful and allows you to learn more about the birth place of Krishna and the different temples that worship this God in these towns. Shehnaz was great in providing information about the temples but I would have liked to have recieved some more detailed information. The tour also includes a family lunch which was a remarkable and tasty experience. It was very lovely to see how a family lives in these areas and to try some of their delicous food. The tour also includes a boat ride which is nice.
I would really recommend the tour and this guide to anyone if you want to have a general insight into the area and ways of living. If you are however looking for more indepth information about Krishna it may lack a little bit but still recommendable.