Travel Tips and Info
The information from this
section is excerpted from the guide books, "India"
and Braja Mandala / A Practical Guide
by John Howley.
Getting to Vrindavana
Getting Around Vrindavana
Valuables and Security
Money Matters Weather
Cultural and Social Behavior
Temple Etiquette Begging
The closest airport is in Delhi (150 km,
is no long-distance train station in Vrindavana. The closest major station is in
Mathura, about 14 km away or a half-hour taxi ride. There is a passenger train
between Mathura and Vrindavana.
Buses to Vrindavana or Mathura from
Delhi depart from either the Interstate Bus Terminal near Kashmiri Gate in Old
Delhi, or from the Ashram bus stop in the southeast part of Delhi. There are few
direct buses from Delhi to Vrindavana. Most go to Mathura. If you take the
Mathura bus, you get off at Chatikara Road and get a motor rickshaw to
Taking a taxi is the recommended way
reach Vrindavana from Delhi if you have a few people in your group or if you
just want to be comfortable. This is the fastest way (about 3˝ hours).
At the airport you can go to
the “Paid Taxi Stands” or make previous arrangements through the ISKCON, MVT Bhaktivedanta Ashram for a taxi to pick you up. From the airport to
Vrindavana it should cost between Rs 1200 and Rs 1500.
to Vrindavana: The easiest transport to
take between Mathura and Vrindavana is a taxi (25 min.) from the train station
or a motor rickshaw (30 min.). Buses from Mathura to Vrindavana leave
infrequently from the old bus stand. There is a train that leaves Mathura
Junction in the morning and evening that goes to Vrindavana. Again, taxi or
motor rickshaw are the best rides.
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