A good 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 350. 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 2010)
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 Shubham Holidays (Old and New Hotel)Gandhi Marg, Vrindavan/ Vidyapeeth Crossing Gandhi Nagar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121Ph: +91-2443011 / 245.6025 / 645.3288 Website: http://www.shubhamhotels.inAC rooms: Rs. 1000 (1 double bed)Pure vegetarian restaurant (no eggs, onion, garlic)Location: near Hari Nikunja, about 15 min. by rickshaw in Gopinath Bhavan
Thakur ji AshramTel. +91 0565 244.2935 / +91 565 329.88442 Rooms with 4 beds: Rs.700 + AC & hot water8 Rooms with 3 beds: Rs. 600 + AC hot waterLocation: near Hari Nikunja, about 15 min. by rickshaw from Gopinath Bhavan
Giriraj Kripa Atithi BhavanRaman-reti Road, Vrindavan98.37050036 / 0565-2443301Manager: Murari SharmaAC rooms: Rs. 400 (1 double bed) / AC rooms: Rs. 700 (2 double beds)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
Radhe Syam Asram, Parikrama Marg, near ISKCONPh: 0565-254.0283 / 0565/254.0197Manager: AjayAC rooms, 4 beds, kitchen and fridge + balcony Rs. 600 / AC rooms, 2 beds + fridge – Rs. 400There is an underground parking lot and a pure vegetarian restaurant. Location: Parikrama Road front side ISKCON, next to Lalita Asrama
Savitri Sewa SadanMadhuban Colony, Sunrakh Road, VrindavanPh: 0565-254.0880 / Mob: 931.908.7338Manager Dharmapal Singh & Manoj JainAC rooms: Rs. 400 (1 double bed) / AC rooms Rs. 700 (2 double beds)Pure vegetarian meals availableLocation: behind ISKCON Krsna Balaram Mandir, about 20 min. by rickshaw
Maheshwari Kunj Dharmashala(Near Rangji Temple) VrindavanPh: 0565-244.3516 / Mob: 931.9537.645Manager: K.C. Biyani3 AC rooms Rs. 400 for 4 people10 Rooms non-AC + attached bathroom + 2 beds Rs 1507 Common rooms, non-attached + beds Rs. 75 per personLocation: 12-15 min. walking from Gopinath Bhavan.
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. The rates are:
1 room, 2 beds, Air cooler, hot water - Rs. 350 + 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. 7001 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. Address is:
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
Narisi Guest House GovardhanOpposite Bharatiya State Bank, Dig Atta, GovardhanPhone:+91 92.1942.8298Manager: Manu AgerwalNon AC: 2 beds, Rs. 300 per day + Rs. 100 for extra person above 10yrs.AC rooms are also available with 2, 3 or 4 beds.This 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.
Hotel Gaurav GovardhanMathura Govardhan Road, GovardhanPh: 0565-6450.445 or Mr Gaurav (director) Mob: 921.953.3650 / +91 9997641888 / 98.97056.777 / 989.707.7220 Manager: Mr. SharmaWebsite: www.gauravhotels. Com E-mail:
AC: Rs. 950 (1 double bed) non AC: Rs. 650 Pure vegetarian Indian and Chinese cuisineAbout 15 min. by rickshaw to Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math
Teerth Vikash BhavanAnyur Road, Govardhan (Distr. Mathura)Ph. +91 565-281.5716Manager: Krsna Murari. Mob. +91 98.1120.2205 Non-AC rooms: Rs. 300 - Rs. 400 (1 double bed)Opposite Sri Govardhan, about 20 min. by rickshaw to Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math
Modi BhavanDanghati, Anyor Parikrama Marg, GovardhanPh. +91 565-281.5678Manager: Raj Kumar Singh. Mob. + 91 94.1251.4299Non-AC rooms: Rs. 200 - Rs. 300 (1 double bed), some rooms have Western toilet.Opposite Sri Govardhan, about 15 min. by rickshaw to Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math
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.