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. 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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  • A very well known story of lord Krisna lifting mountain on small finger to save villagers from heavy rain. Walking a round of this hill (14+7 Kms) is considered a good deed. Temples around this walkin...  more »
  • From my childhood i am listing about govardhan dham. We did prikrma there. If you are in mathura vrindavan mus visi here.  more »
  • You have to walk quite a distance to reach the temple at the top. The view of areas around our worth experiencing. The temple has a lovely architecture and you really enjoy your entire visit. You have...  more »
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  • Nice place beautifully maintained. Vist here with groups u will have more fun.
  • A happy family picnic spot (perhaps, the one of the oldest) once upon a time. However, nowadays, has lost its significance because of many new ones that have come up. I love it anyway.
  • The name 'Govardhana' has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, 'Go' translates to 'cows', and 'vardhana' translates to 'nourishment'. Another meaning of 'Go' is 'the senses' and 'vardhana' can also mean 'to increase' - thus the name is also translated by devotees of Krishna as 'that which increases the senses' in their attraction to Krishna. In this connection, it is believed that the personality of Govardhan blesses the devotee by increasing his devotion (bhakti). Thus, by residing in the foothills of Govardhan Hill, all the senses and the respective duties of a soul attain divinity and are more inclined to perform service to Krishna.
  • It's very peaceful place to view beautiful Temple's
  • Rush place But during night we started the parikrama nd we enjoyed a lot
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