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Govardhan Hill, Mathura

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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. Plan to visit Govardhan Hill and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mathura attractions using our Mathura holiday planner.
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  • A legend has that, Nanda father of Lord Krishna was busy for preparing the rituals to pray rain God. Indra was considered as rain god, Lord Krishna objected for this. He opined that there was no need ...  more »
  • During a recent trip to the holy land of Mathura & Vrindavan, I decided to visit Govardhan dham. From our childhood we had been listening to the story of young Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill to pr...  more »
  • The Govardhan Parvat had it's very important and unique role in Lord Krishna's life. The parikrama of this parvat is around 21 kms. long and at one place we need to cross the border of Uttar Pradesh a...  more »