Monthly Archives: November 2015

Vrindavan, the new get away to city of choice

Vrindavan and Mathura have always been favorite places for people to visit. However, one cannot deny the amount of difficulty experienced in actually getting there. This problem was solved by the inauguration of the Yamuna Expressway. Thanks to this expressway, commuting to Vrindavan has become really easy. Now that people do not hesitate to take a trip to Vrindavan, real estate has also started booming in and around the city. Lower commuting time and a comfortable drive on the six lane expressway means that more and more customers are regarding Vrindavan as a site for their second home. For devout people this is a real treat. What better than to escape to the city of temples for a quiet weekend?

About a dozen residential projections are in the construction phase right now, many of them slated to become integrated townships. ‘Krishnabhumi’ happens to be one of those projects. Though to only call Krishnabhumi a residential project would be understating the entire idea by a large margin. When completed, Krishnabhumi will not be just a housing project, but home to a 700 feet tall Krishna mandir and a Krishna leela theme park.

Majority of the buyers are found to be from Delhi and the NCR region. People from Uttar Pradesh have also shown a considerable amount of interest. Non residential Indians are also a part of this make-up but they constitute only about 15-20% of the total number of buyers. It cannot be denied that the real estate market is booming. Infinity group has realized this and invested 1000 crores in Krishnabhumi. The project will have villas and apartments.

Vrindavan, the city of temples

The city of temples is one of the most common titles used to address the city of Vrindavan. Home to around 500 temples, one visit may fall short for visiting all of them. However, if you are taking a trip to Vrindavan soon, we recommend you put these temples at the top of your list.

Madan Mohan Temple: This temple is located near Kali Ghat and is one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan. If you hail from Bengal then this temple will be even more special to you because of its strong ties to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Meera Bai Temple: Meera Bai was perhaps the most famous of the Bhakti saints. A most extraordinary woman who believed Krishna was her husband and lover. Her temple is located on the southern side of the Shahji temple near Nidhivan and is a must visit!

Banke Bihari Temple: This temple was built in 1862 and discovered by Swami Haridas in Nidhivan. It was built after the image of Banke Bihari.

Prem Mandir: Prem mandir is less of a temple and more of a spiritual complex that sits on a 54 acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan. The temple and the deity are both made of marble and their beauty is incomparable.

Radha Vallabh Temple: This temple was set up by Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu. This temple is especially visit worthy because apart from the idol of Krishna, it houses a crown of Radharani.

Shahji Temple: This architectural masterpiece was built by Shah Kundan Lal of Lucknow in the year 1867. House to beautiful marble sculptures, the temple is also famous for 12 spiral columns that rise fifteen feet. There is also a hall with magnificent paintings and Belgian glass chandeliers.

To add the list of these beautiful temples, ISKCON Bangalore is constructing the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. This mandir will be at the heart of the integrated township, Krishnabhumi and rise 700 feet into the sky, making it the tallest Krishna temple in the world. This temple will definitely be worth a visit!