Govardhan Hill, Mathura

3.5
#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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  • We went on a road trip from Lucknow to this place. There is some history to why we visited this place. My Grandparents had visited this place in 1950s when all their kids born before my dad died in so...  more »
  • A place for all vaishnavs and Shri Krishna bhakts. Lots of chat (food) options for foodies but cleanliness and hygiene level are very disappointing. Lots of filth everywhere and overflowing drainages,...  more »
  • This is a place that you get to see while doing the Parikrama. We did our Parikrama in an auto. The driver told us to pay visit to this place. It is 5 mins walk to get to this place. Nothing much to s...  more »

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