Around 400 kilometres away from Lucknow, Vrindavan is a beautiful religious town in Mathura. It is said that the revered Hindu Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood days here. Home to countless temples, the place is a perfect weekend getaway to stimulate your spiritual appetite. Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, which is the world's tallest temple under-construction is situated in the land of Vrindavan. The twin cities Mathura and Vrindavan are counted amongst the seven sacred Hindu cities and are considered to be the prominent religious destinations in the country.
Morning temple bells, the Hare Krishna Hare Rama chants being played in every narrow lane, the ancient temples, are sure to leave you mesmerized. There is definitely something about this place that fills everyone with spirituality. Connect yourself to the soft flute music or witness the evening aarti, there are so many holy places in Vrindavan to see when you visit here.
KRISHNA BALARAM ISKCON TEMPLE
This beautiful White marble structure is built by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and established by his divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1976. This sprawling temple is well maintained and fills you with spirituality. One can learn more about Swamy Prabhupadas Hare Krishna Movement in the entire temple. The temple is always vibrant and the Hare Krishna Hare Ramachants are sure to make your soul sway to a divine rhythm.
RADHA RAMANA TEMPLE
The Radharamana Temple is very close to Nidhivan Sarovar Portico and is exquisitely crafted in intricate architecture. The temple was built by Shah Behari Lall in 1826 and till date enshrines the self-manifested mesmeric deity of Lord Radha Raman in black stone. Another fascinating thing about the idol is it is one of the few original idols left in Vrindavan while others were moved to Jaipur to protect from the invasive carnage by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Rangaji Temple is one of the largest temples not only in Vrindavan but also in North India. The Rangaji Temple, built in 1851, is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha or Rangaji depicted as Lord Vishnu. Built in traditional Dravidian south Indian style architecture, the sprawling courtyard is surrounded by a peaceful and well-maintained garden and a quiet water tank. The temple has Lord Rangaji in black stone along with other Lords Rama, Laxmana and Goddess Sita.