Vrindaban 10 kms from Mathura. Closely connected withlike of lord Krishna, is one of the most sacred places for Hindus and has sever temples dating from the 14th to 16th centuries A.D. It is a famous place f lord Krishna is belived to have sported here with Gopis (milk maids). Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh holds a very special place in the hearts of the Hindus. A town located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Vrindavan is populated with temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, sadhus (holy men/ ascetics) devotees and mouthwatering ‘Prasad’ sold in every lane of the town.
Legend and myths abound in this town. Legend has it that the trees in the gardens of Vrindavan transform into gopis (Lord Krishna’s beloveds) at night and Lord Krishna joins them to conduct his Rasleela. Locals warn that anyone trying to witness this event meets his death immediately. They point out to graves in Vrindavan, that supposedly belong to those who tried to witness the Rasleela. The strange part of this is that although these trees are healthy and living, their roots are dried and rotten. Sometimes in places like this it is difficult to separate fact from fiction. A trip to Vrindavan, visiting temples, eating Prasad and taking a boat ride on the river can certainly rejuvenate your senses.