We recommend to have a Vrindavan based taxi pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Delhi and bring you to Vrindavan or Govardhan. If you need a taxi to go from Vrindavan to Govardhan or for parikrama, then you can either phone the taxi companies directly, which are listed directly underneath this notice, or contact Mani-mati dasi at
We have dealt with these companies for many years and have experienced that they are responsible, that their prices are reasonable, and that the drivers are reliable.
Generally, the airport and hotel taxi quotes are over-priced. They will tell you all about the taxes they must pay to cross from Harayana to Uttar Pradesh, in an attempt to explain the high cost, but this is hardly your concern. Aside from that, you do not know what type of driver you will get, and often the Delhi based drivers do not know their way around Vrindavan. As a result, you may spend a long time driving around to find your destination.
When you contact the taxi company or Mani-mati dasi, you will need to give them your flight details in full, as well as the exact time of your arrival, in Indian time. Please use military time or 24 hour time (e.g. 18:30) , to save all confusion. Inform them how many persons you are coming with; how many pieces of luggage you all have; whether you need a roof rack; if you need an AC; and what type of car you prefer. You will need to do this a few weeks in advance. It is also necessary that you confirm your arrival times and details just before your departure.
The driver will meet you inside the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. Do not leave the airport waiting lounge until you have met up with your driver.
It is essential that you copy the phone number of the taxi company you will be traveling with and have that number on you upon your arrival, so that you can call the company if you cannot find your driver. If the driver can prove, through receipts for parking and entering the waiting lounge, that he was certainly there at the airport on time, you may still have to pay the cost of the taxi, even if you miss meeting up with him.
The road from Delhi to Mathura have been modernized, but still it's India – you'll regularly see cows, buffalos, dogs, camels, bikes, motor bikes, auto rickshaws, horse carts, buffalo carts, tractors, buses and trucks coming from the most unexpected directions. It gives you a good opportunity to chant and realize that Krsna is in control and can make the impossible, possible.
If your flight arrives after 8 or 9 p.m. then you have 2 options:
(1) You can travel to Vrindavan at night. In this instance, you will need to know that your place of arrival in Vrindavan will be awake to greet you upon your arrival in the wee hours of the morning.
Traveling to Vrindavan / Govardhan and Mathura at night is not a problem; it will take approximately 4 hours, because less traffic is there then during the day. Traveling at night from and to Govardhan along the Mathura road is ok, although along the Radha-kunda road it is not recommended.
(Tunga Vidya did and Manimati didi are advising devotees not to travel and arrive in Vrindavana during midnight hours; try to reach Vrindavana before 21:30pm or after 4:30 am.)
(2) You can stay overnight in Delhi. If you like, you can order one of our taxis from Vrindavan, which will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the guesthouse of our Sri Radha Raman Bihari Gaudiya Matha, which is only 30 min. drive from the airport. Early the next morning, around 6am, the car will bring you to Vrindavan or Govardhan. Look at our special package price listed underneath the prices for taxis. If you prefer to order your own taxi, then look for the pre-paid taxi stand which is inside at the left of the arrival hall of the airport and then go to your hotel and re-order another taxi to take you to Vrindavan.
If your flight is delayed or cancelled, you will need to inform the taxi service as soon as possible. If you don't, they will charge you full price for the car.
You will need to pay the driver after you arrive at your destination. Sometimes the driver needs to fill the car with petrol and may ask some advance payment. You can give him Rs. 500 maximum. All road taxes and parking are included in the price of the taxi, so don't forget to deduct this from the total cost. If you are satisfied with his service and feel inspired to give him a tip, you can give Rs. 100 or so upon arrival, but you are not obliged to do so.
Sri Ji tour & travel, VrindavanOffice +91 (0)565 244.2980 Mob. +91 97.5846.1189Manager: Mohan dasa Brijbasi
Gopal Prasad Taxi service, Vrindavan Mob. +91 94.1222.6793Res. +91 (0)565 244.4168
Dinesh Taxi service, VrindavanOffice: +91 0565 254.0523 Mob. +91 983.778.7723Res. +91 (0)565 244.3429
All taxes and parking are included.
For extra waiting time after 1 hour of appointment Rs. 50 per hour. Staying overnight in Janikpura Math: Rs. 100 extra.
Special offer during Kartika only for those whose flight arrives after 9-10 PM Pick up from airport – (see different rates above) Transport to Sri Radha Raman Gaudiya Matha Guest house – Rs. 200 extra charge Stay overnight in Sri Radha Ramana Gaudiya Matha –
Leave the Matha next morning before 6 am. If you want to leave the Matha after that, until 2 pm. then taxi charge will be Rs. 500 extra (total Rs. 700 for overnight and waiting)