Govardhan is a village in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Those with a dream of being amidst mustard fields, villages, camels and others ought to explore this place. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Mathura and Bharatpur at the distances of 22 and 40 km respectively. The village literally lies on the edge of the border with the neighbouring state of Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
Being a village without proper lodging facilities, Bharatpur has a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Swaraj Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tourist Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Babali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Tourist Complex (Tariff – Rs. 700) are worth exploring.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November, the fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in Bharatpur, some of which are Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Fateh Burj, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Kishori Mehal and others. Mathura is famous all over the word for temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, as this is supposed to be the place of his birth. Vrindavan (a part of Mathura) is where Krishna spent his childhood days. Among the must-see spots is the picturesque Prem Mandir.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the city is the Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 214 km.
Mathura Junction Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 24 km.
Mostly buses by the state-run UPSRTC serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services are also in the race; an example being that of Shree Krishna Travels. Buses to the village are available from Mathura as well as Bharatpur. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.