Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Mathura district, Vrindavan is a very beautiful town which lies in the Braj region and is also famous as Vraj. It is widely believed that Lord Krishna spent his childhood here and performed acts along with young ladies or Gopis at this place.The town is located at a distance of just 10 Kms from Mathura, Lord Krishna's birthplace.
Vrindavan Travel Guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich heritage. The town hosts hundreds of temples dedicated to Radha and Lord Krishna and is considered as a very sacred place by a number of religions such as Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Hinduism and Vaishnavism. The name 'Vrindavan' has been derived from the term 'Vrinda', which is similar to Tulsi plant that grows generously throughout the length and breadth of the city.
It is said that few years ago, the entire surroundings were a Tulsi coppice. It is widely believed that in the 16th century Vrindavan was “rediscovered” by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went to Vrindavan in 1515 to discover the vanished holy places connected with Lord Krishna. He roamed through the diverse sacred forests of Vrindavan and with his divine saintly power; he located all the holy places associated with Sri Krishna.