Hill of Playful Holy Waters: A Tour to Govardhan & Vrindavan

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Hill of Playful Holy Waters:  A Tour to Govardhan &  Vrindavan



Delhi / Vrindavan / Govardhana


Date / Time

Saturday 6 (7 am) – Sunday 7 August (10 pm), 2011



Starting & Ending Point

Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi: Saturday 6 March, 7 am sharp.

Tour ends at Dilli Haat on Sunday 7 August, 10 pm.


Dress Code

Kesariya Saffron (Day 1)

Liquidy Blue (Day 2)


Registration Details

  • Contribution for tour:  Rs. 7,500/- per person on twin sharing.
  • Rs. 8,000/- per person on single occupancy.
  • Discounted pricing for children below 10.
  • Includes: Accommodation, travel, local transportation and all meals.
  • Does not include other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation at Anand Krishna Van Guest House – A/c rooms. Seehttp://anandakrishnavan.com/ for details.
  • Please register before 1 August 2011 to ensure availability. Payable in advance.
  • To register contact Himanshu Verma / Himanshu@redearthindia.com / 011-41671100


This two day tour will take us to the magical land of Braj, to explore the sacred ecology of the abode of Krishna. We will spend the first day in Vrindavan, about three hours drive from Delhi – the grove where Krishna performed his lilas. We will visit the six main temples of Vrindavan and witness the many forms of Krishna. In the evening, we will witness Raas Leela, living theatre narrating the stories of Krishna’s life.

The following day, we will circumambulate the hill of Govardhana, a natural manifestation of Krishna himself. The place is charged with an extraordinary energy and instills love of Krishna in the devotee’s mind. Govardhan is truly a rare spectacle of ecology – the sacred hill is abundant with water bodies, and green groves. The hill is dotted with many sacred ponds and water bodies invested with divine properties. Radha Kund – the pond belonging to Radha, Shyama Kund, Manasi Ganga – a manifestation of the Ganga in Brajabhoomi, Kusum Sarovar – with stunning Rajasthani architecture and frescoes; and countless others, where the lord performed his playful pastimes with the gopis. This tour celebrates the intrinsic and inseparable connection of Krishna, the monsoon man with ecology, and water.



Day One: Saturday 6 August – Vrindavan

Spend a day exploring Vrindavan, the playground of Krishna and its beautiful temples.

7 am: Leave Delhi for Vrindavan, Halt for Tea en route

10 am: Reach Vrindavan / Check-in to guest house

11 am: Brunch

12 noon – 6 pm: Visit some main temples in Vrindavan / other sites of interest / stroll at the Yamuna

6-7 pm: Raas Leela performance

7.30 pm-8.30 pm: Evening aarti at ISKCON temple.

9 – 10 pm: Dinner


Day Two: Sunday 7 August – Govardhan

Circambulating the sacred hill of Govardhan and exploring its sacred ecology.

7 am: Check out from guest house

8 am: Breakfast

9 am: Leave for Govardhana

10 am – 7 pm: Govardhana parikrama on wheels and partly by foot, exploring the hill and its sacred water spots.

7 pm: Leave for Delhi

10 pm: Reach Delhi


Images – click to enlarge

Kusum Sarovar – Wikimedia Commons / Caspian Rehbinder

Mount Govardhan – Wikimedia Commons / Atarax42

Radha Kund – Wikimedia Commons / Caspian Rehbinder

Raas Leela – Photo courtesy uddharan.wordpress.com

Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan / Mola Ram (C. 1790)

Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan / Shahadin (C. 1690)

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