Govardhan Hill, Mathura

3.6
#2 of 13 in Nature in Uttar Pradesh
Walk across a mountain which is said to had been touched by Lord Krishna and is now resembling him at Govardhan Hill. Learn about how Krishna lifted the hill to save the people from the floods caused by Indra, the god of rain and lightning, thus proving his supremacy and establish a cult of reverence. Take a sacred walk around the hill to show your respect and devotion by circling the 21km (13 mi) track. The most devoted finish their trek along the charcoal road barefoot, but that is not an obligation. Taste the local cuisine at restaurants nearby and shop for souvenirs. Use our Mathura online road trip planner to visit Govardhan Hill on your trip to Mathura, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is the mythological hill where Krishna supposedly lifted a mountain hill on his finger to save the villagers. The places is near to both Mathura and Vrindavan. Many people do parikarama (going ar...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    It is situated at a distance of 22 km from Mathura. The hill is made up of sandstone and stands 80 ft tall with a circumference of 38 km. Some interesting places one gets to visit the hills including ...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    a hill in vrindavan having many people under it it has near buy radha kund worth seeing place u can enjoy  more »

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