Day 01: Arrive Delhi-Transfer to Hotel Imperial or similar. After lunch, half-day tour of Delhi, visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple. Hanuman Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir, India Gate and Chhattarpur Mandir. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi/Mathura (147kms/2.5 hrs) – After breakfast, depart by car/coach for Mathura – city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods – lord Krishna, which is sacred for being the birth place of lord Krishna. The surroundings ‘Braj Bhoomi’ is where lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. On arrival, check-in at Hotel Madhuban or similar. After lunch, visit Vrindavan, where lord Krishna spent his childhood days. played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple – built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendor of medieval India. We proceed to Rangaji Temple – Vrindavan’s longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50ft tall ‘Dhwaja Stambha’, believed to be gold-plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kail Chat, Glass Temple and the Bankey Bihari Temple – one of the oldest temples built in 1921. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Mathura/Gokui/Mahavan/Goverdhan/Mathura – After breakfast, carrying packed lunch drive by car/coach to Gokul – where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya’s home in secrecy to escape the wrath of tyrant Kansa. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan – believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit ‘Assi Khambha’, the tennple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan – where lord Krishna held aloft ‘Giriraj’. the sandstone hill on his finger for seven days and nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain and thunder sent by Indrs. Return to Mathura for dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Mathura/Nand Gaon/Barsana/Mathura- After breakfast, visit Nand Goon – the house of lord Krishna’s foster father Nand, in whose memory stands the 19th century temple. A little beyond is Pan Sarovar – one of the four most celebrated takes in Braj. Continue to Barsana – the birth place of Radha – with temples in reverence of Ladliji (Radha). Also visit the water tank ‘Prem Sarovar’, the first meeting place of Radha-Krishna. Return to Mathura for dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Mathura/Agra/Delhi – After breakfast, drive to Agra 157kms/1.5hrs). lunch and city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Tomb of ltmad-Ud-Daullah. Proceed to Delhi (203kms/5hrs). On arrival check-in and overnight at Hotel Imperial or similar.
Day 06: Delhi/Back Home – After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to onward journey/bock home.
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