The best place to stay in Delhi is our Sri Raman Vihari Gaudiya Math, where you can rest after your flight and get your bearings. The temple is located about 35 minutes by car from the airport and is only 10 minutes by bicycle rickshaw from the metro station. A taxi should cost you no more than Rs 450. The devotees at the Matha are very hospitable and the rooms very neat and clean. There you will get pure vegetarian prasadam meals and a beautiful darsana of Sri Sri Radha-Raman Vihariji.
There are many hotels in Delhi. Many devotees like to stay in Paharganj, which is located in Central New Delhi and near the train station. Paharganj is popular with Western tourists. For more info you can google ‘Hotels in New Delhi Paharganj’ and you’ll get a whole list of hotels in that area.
The metro (train) in Delhi is very modern, clean and has AC. It brings you to the most important places in Delhi in no time and for very low cost. By taking it, you will be spared pollution and traffic jams.
In Vrindavan, the devotees mainly stay in dharmasalas, (simple accommodation for pilgrims) near the Rupa Sanatana Matha in Seva Kunja, which is the heart of Vrindavan. There are a few hotels in this area. They are about a 15 minute rickshaw drive from Seva Kunja. Most hotels are near ISKCON. We have listed a few hotels for you to choose from.
During Kartika, if you would like to book a room in a home belonging to a local resident, or a room in a simple guest house near Gopinath Bhavan, then you can contact Mani-mati dasi at
During the Kartika festival we have arranged dharmasalas (simple lodgings for pilgrims) near Gopinath Bhavan and Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math, where you can set up your sleeping mat and mosquito net in a room with other devotees. At the Math at Govardhan there is also facility for tents.
Our Sri Sri Rupa Sanatan Gaudiya Math is in Seva Kunja area, near Imli-tala. You can rent a simple room there outside Kartika season, have darsana of Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji, and honor the delicious prasadam. You can also attend the temple programs, consisting of aratikas, lectures and kirtanas.
Tell the driver to go to the Parikrama Marg and to stop just before Imli-tala. From there you can take the back lane to the temple, which is only 2 minutes walk. The Seva Kunja area is monkey-central, and they love to steal spectacles, so it is best to remove your glasses before getting out of the car. Temple manager: BV Sridhara Maharaja or Jayadeva Maharaja Tel: 0565-2443270.
Gopinath Bhavan is on the Parikrama Marg (road), which is next to Imli-tala. Gopinath Bhavan is large and beautifully carved out of red stone, so it is not easy to miss. From the entrance way one can see the beautiful altar and the deities, Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha. You can attend the temple’s aratikas, lectures and kirtanas. Prasadam meals are available for a donation.
Contact: Tungavidya dasi, E-mail:
Hotels in Vrindavan ( Price list 2013)
Sri Vrinda DhamGandhi Marga, VrindavanPh: 0565-244.2975 12 AC rooms Rs. 500 each (1 double bed)12 Non-AC rooms Rs. 250-300 each (1double bed), incl. hot water1 big hall for 15 people with mattresses, 2 toilets and 1 bathroom: Rs. 1500.Location: near Hari Nikunja, about 15 min. by rickshaw from Gopinath BhavanFor assistance you can contact Sukananda prabhu: Mob. 92.5804.7460/ 98.3711.5227
Hotel The ShubhamVidyapeeth Crossing, Gandhi Nagar, VrindavanMr. Ashok SharmaPhone: +91-565-6453.288 / +91-245.6025 / 244.3011E-mail: Website: http://www.shubhamhotels.inAC rooms: Rs. 1350 (1 double bed)Pure vegetarian restaurant (no eggs, onion, garlic)Location: near Hari Nikunja, about 15 min. by rickshaw from Gopinath Bhavan
Savitri Sewa SadanMadhuban Colony, Sunrakh Road, VrindavanPh: 0565-254.0880 / 0565-6533317/ Mob: 931.908.7338Manager Dharmapal Singh & Manoj JainAC rooms: Rs. 600 (1 double bed) / AC rooms Rs. 1200 (2 double beds)Pure vegetarian meals availableLocation: behind ISKCON Krsna Balaram Mandir, about 20 min. by rickshawMaheshwari Kunj DharmashalaNear Madan mohan temple, Vrindavan, parikrama MargPh: 0565-244.3516 / Mob: 931.9537.645Manager: K.C. Biyani3 AC rooms for 4 people, 10 Rooms non-AC + attached bathroom + 2 beds7 Common rooms, non-attached + beds for cheap ratesLocation: 12-15 min. walking from Gopinath Bhavan.
HOTELS & GUEST HOUSES NEAR ISKCON:
Ananda Krishna VanPh. +91-565-3298844 / +91- 96.9020.2000. E-mail Rates: Rs. 1500 per room
Dhanuka AshramPh. +91-565-254.0075Rates Rs. 700 per roomGita Mandir. Ph. +91-565-254.0219Rates Rs. 300-500 per room
Maheswari Ashram.Ph. +91-94.1228.0732Rates Rs. 250-600 per room
"Pepsi Building'. Madhuvan Colony. Ph. +91-565-254.0256Rates: 600-1000 per room
Radheshyam Ashram. Ph. +91-565-254.0283Rates: 500-700 per room
Radheshyam Palace. Ph. +91-565-254.0729Rates: Rs. 400-600 per room
Sri Krishna Niwas. Ph. +91-565-254.0460Rates: Rs. 400 per room
In Govardhan there are not as many hotels available as there are in Vrindavan. Instead there are dharmasalas and simple guest houses, where you can stay at low cost. At our own temple, Sri Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, there is a guest house that has 64 rooms that can be rented throughout the year but not during the Kartika festival.
Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha
Radha Kunda Marg, near bus stand, Govardhan.Office Ph: 0565-281.5668 / 3208.773Managers: Asim Krsna das Gosvamiji – Mob. 97.6062.8646
The rates are:
1 room, 2 beds, Air cooler, hot water - Rs. 400 + Rs. 50 for extra person1 room, 2 beds, AC - Rs. 800 + Rs. 100 for extra person1 room, 3 beds, AC Rs. 1000 + Rs 100 for extra person1 Hall, 6 mattresses, Air cooler – Rs. 8001 Hall, 15 mattresses, Air cooler – Rs. 1200Basement: 1 room, mattresses, common bath room, non AC, no aircooler – Rs. 200 + Rs. 50 for extra person
You can attend the temple’s aratikas, lectures and kirtanas. There is also a canteen where you can order prasadam for a reasonable price.
Ekata Seva sadanBus Stand, Govardhan, Mathura RoadPh. +91- 565-2995.62801 room, 2 beds, non AC - Rs. 500 / 1 room, 2 beds, AC - Rs. 800This hotel is close to the Math, about 3 minutes walking distance, rooms are simple.
Raghu-lila dhamRadhakund Road, Govardhan (before Kusum sarovar, after road crossing, left side, about 25 walking distance from Math; 10 min. by rickshaw)Phone: +91- 74.1710.3234 / +91-98.2905.5120Manager Radha Syam Sharma1 room, 2 beds, non AC - Rs. 500 / 1 room, 2 beds, AC - Rs. 8001 room, 3 beds, non AC - Rs. 700 / 1 room, 3 beds, AC – Rs. 1100Nice and clean rooms.
Hotel Gaurav GovardhanMathura Govardhan Road, GovardhanPh: 0565-6450.445 or Mr Gaurav (director) Mob: 921.953.3650 / +91 9997641888 / 98.97056.777 / 989.707.7220Manager: Mr. SharmaWebsite: www.gauravhotels.comE-mail: AC: Rs. 1100 (1 double bed)non AC: Rs. 770Pure vegetarian Indian and Chinese cuisineAbout 15 min. by rickshaw to Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math, nice and clean rooms
Narsi Guest House GovardhanOpposite Bharatiya State Bank, Dig Atta, GovardhanPhone: +91-92.1942.8298Manager: Manu AgerwalNon AC: 2 beds, Rs. 600 per day, AC Rs. 1000 + Rs. 100 for extra person above 10yrs.AC 3 beds Rs. 1400, AC 4 beds Rs. 1600This hotel is brand new, clean, all rooms have Western toilet, about 20 min. walk from Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math – 10 min by car through Manasi Ganga road.
In our temple in Mathura, Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math, there is a dharmsala where you can rent a simple room for a reasonable price. Here you can honor maha-prasadam and have darsana of Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji. You can attend the temple’s aratikas, lectures and kirtanas. Address is:
Sri Keshavji Gaudiya MathAgra Road, Opposite Vikash Market Mathura. Ph: 0565- 250.2334. Coordinator: Premananda das brahmacari
On walking distance near the Math, there are about 4 hotels:
Hotel Brij bihari (0565-250.1090) Hotel Shyam Inn (0565-250.2097) Mayur Lodge Shakti Guest house
(the last two are located behind Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math) Their rates vary from Rs. 400 - Rs. 800 per night for rooms with or without AC. There are about 20 hotels advertised online, with a daily rate of Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3500. These hotels are not near the Math and are often over-priced.