Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan

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Join the overwhelming crowds of followers who come to Banke Bihari Temple for one sole purpose, to take "darshan," a glimpse of the idol of Lord Krishna. The most popular temple in Vrindavan, it attracts Hindu devotees from all over the world, who flock to pay their respects to Bihariji, a reincarnation of Lord Krishna as a child. Take in the vibrant, lively atmosphere of the renowned temple, where the darshan continues endlessly as the curtains draw and open in front of the idol, offering thousands of people daily a chance to gaze upon the deity. Put Banke Bihari Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vrindavan family vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Second visit after 5 yrs, nothing changed Things to take care: -All the entry gates are exit too (meaning chaos) - ppl responsible for maintaining crowd just scream on microphone (0 effectiveness) -Ta...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This temple is old and famous temple that's the reason it would be crowded all the time. You have to struggle to reach in front of Lord Krishna idol to offer sweets.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Must visit place to have Darshan of Lord Krishna from morning around 4 AM to 12 PM & again reopen at 4 PM , this is the system of Vrindavan and applies to all temples nearby / surroundings . As per my...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Awesome place. Keep away from guides. Stay alert as place is extremely crowded. Stay alert of monkeys too. Don't wear spects as monkeys take them away. Food outside temple is heavenly.
  • June 10, 2017
    Very nice place. Get away with so called guides. They fool/loot you saying they charge RS 100. These guys will take you to specific place and make you to pay in thousands. Also they issue false receipt. Never fall into this trap.
  • July 8, 2017
    Very famous temple of mathura ... Full of spirituality ... Crowd management is worst .. Worst managed infra I have ever seen in my life for such a popular place .. Same on & UP governments .. Use gate number 5 to enter which is from narrow street but already easy to manage if crowd is huge ... People with baby don't dare to enter via main route when gates open at 5 pm... Specially on Sundays or full moon ...
  • July 12, 2017
    A divine place. But monkeys on the approach road are problem, they doesn't harm anyone but tries to snatch eatable and specially if you are wearing spectacles then you need to be careful.
  • June 28, 2017
    No words can describe the peace , satisfaction and joy that one gets in the temple. Bihari ji really captures your heart. Thr temple is historic and worth seeing. The streets around the temple has many sweet and food corners and shops which majorly sell things related to lord krishna . The market is good for buying things.

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As a place of Hindu pilgrimage, Vrindavan offers plenty of accommodations for its visitors, with a good range of options to suit different tastes and budgets. In the more spacious outskirts to the west, upmarket hotels lie on the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg road and side streets. Follow the same thoroughfare into town to find many smaller lodging options in the busy, densely populated center. Here, guesthouses and simple hotels put you within easy reach of the main temples.
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