Vrindavan Tourism

Vrindavan is a sacred place for Hindus, as it is the place where Lord Krishna, one of the most loved Hindu deities, spent his childhood. Every Indian has grown up listening to Krishna's tales of how he was brought to the city from Mathura through the Vrindavan Forest, how he stole home-made butter from all the houses in Vrindavan, how he stole clothes of bathing cowgirls and his eternal love for his beloved Radha. Visiting Vrindavan will indeed give you the feel of that same kind of fun and bliss that even the gods felt here.

The temples are all architectural wonders, with some of them displaying the craftmanship inspired by southern India. The gardens are peaceful and will definitely make you feel a kind of elation at a spiritual level. For every visitor, Vrindavan always welcomes them with a warmth and hospitality, that will surely make you feel completely relaxed.

Vrindavan is indeed a place that will satiate your body, mind and soul.

Essential travel information and Vrindavan tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC + 05:30
  • Currency: Indian National Rupee
  • Electricity and Internet: 220-240 Volts of electricity output. 3G mobile services are available in Vrindavan. High speed Broadband services are available at most of the hotels.
  • Languages: Hindi, English and Brajbhasha.


  • Govt. of U.P. Tourist Bureau: +91 0565-2407822
  • Police Helpline: +91 9454403953
  • Kailash Sharma Ambulance: +91 9690216716


  • Although not necessary, tipping is appreciated in Vrindavan.

Tourist Traps

  • Temple Scam: For those taking guided tours, beware of this scam. You can be led to a temple and made to participate in a simple ceremony. Post this the priest might ask you to pay a huge amount of money as donation. Do not oblige, and walk away if you feel discomfort.
  • Monkeys: Vrindavan has a lot of monkeys who are prone to stealing your items. In some places these monkeys are trained to do so, and there would be a few local boys who would ask you for money for retrieving your valuables.
  • Widows: A lot of them reside in Vrindavan, and you might see a few on the roads, begging for money or making indecent offers. It is best to walk away from them.


  • Kindly dress appropriately while going to the temples. Any kind of revealing clothes is frowned upon. Before entering any temple, shoes must be removed outside.
  • Know the pollution level of Vrindavan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 61.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 69.64 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 38.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.33 (High)
  • How safe is Vrindavan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vrindavan.

    • Burglary and Theft 79.17 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.83 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 79.17 (High)
    • Safety Index 29.9 (Low)
    • Climate Index 56.8 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 58.54 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.66 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.81 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.2 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vrindavan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 57.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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