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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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  • You can complete by car/walk/obsciences/taxi/auto etc and don't step on any of Govardhan hill rocks or take them away. Amazing. You can complete the circumambulation the next day if you can't do it in...  more »
  • With our upbringing we cannot think of doing parikrama of the Lord by foot. But it was such a delightful and humble sight to see so many great souls doing parikrama.. some by foot and some by paying p...  more »
  • This is unique place where I found inner peace and tranquility. There is a lot of history behind Govardhan parvat and makes one feel close to Shri Krishna. The parikrama starts from Mukharvind in Jati...  more »