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. Using our international travel planner, Vrindavan attractions like Banke Bihari Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just Divine......Nothing much can be explained in words about the world famous temple of Lord Krishna "The Banke Bihari Temple". This divinity can only be felt. The place is located deep inside the bu...  more »
  • This is a must visit place for Mathura Vrindavan visitors.Very crowded but you can adjust your timings to non peak period  more »
  • This is the oldest and most famous temple of Vrindavan. There is a huge rush always and it is situated in narrow lanes. Monkey menace is a big problem here. Every 10 seconds or so the curtain is drawn...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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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Where to stay in Vrindavan

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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