ISKCON Vrindavan
ISKCON Vrindavan
4.5
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 8:15 PM
About
The Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, situated in the Raman Reti area of Vrindavan, holds a special significance for devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This grand temple represents the fulfilled dream of Srila Prabhupada, founder acharya of ISKCON, who wished to construct a temple of unparalleled beauty for the worship of the transcendental brothers Krishna and Balaram in the same village where they played more than five thousand years ago. Prabhupada directly oversaw all aspects of design and construction and personally called the Lord to come and accept the worship of His devotees from around the world. He said "Lord Balaram is the source of spiritual strength, and I have built this temple just to give strength to the devotees". Today, the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir is a booming spiritual center. Every day of the week pilgrims flood in great numbers from nearby Delhi and all over the world. In fact, the large green government signs posted over the highway turn off to Vrindavan only give directions to two temples: Banke Bihari and ISKCON. Visitors to the temple first pass under the brilliant white marble archway of Srila Prabhupadas samadhi, an architectural wonder of winding peacock stairways and intricately carved walls and domes. They then enter through the gigantic wooden temple doors and find themselves transported to the spiritual world upon seeing the palace of Krishna Balaram with its sunken black and white checkered marble courtyard, beautified by a living tamal tree. The music of the kartals, mrdanga and sweet harmonium of the 24 hour kirtaneers enters the heart, and everyone, including young and old, spontaneously raise their arms and dance in ecstasy. Ascending the courtyard steps, visitors approach the effulgent gorgeous forms of the source of all beauty, the presiding Lords Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balaram and Radha Shyamasundar. Standing transfixed with open eyes and folded hands, pilgrims drink in the dazzling vision of the Lord, artistically decorated with no consideration of expense or effort, truly a festival for the eyes. This entire temple complex is a busy preaching powerhouse comprised of thirty departments including a guesthouse, welcome center, Samadhi museum, ten book stalls, bakery, restaurant, broadcast studio, residential Brahmacari ashram and a Deity department with one of the highest standards of worship in the world, engaging more than one hundred devotees directly in the seva everyday.
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  • Prachi S
    Ghaziabad, India11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iskon temple
    Amazing darshan. Food is amazing satvik bhojan and you can spend whole day but crowd is massive try to go when it's less crowded. There is only one cloak room and it take lot of time there. So try taking limited items with you so that you can save time.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Aviaki
    Bengaluru, India144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hare Krishna
    A must visit , devine feeling. Morning Mangalaarti is out of this world. Srila Prabhupada samadhi and his museum worth inspecting. Prasadam was sumptuous and mind boggling. Hare Krishna, never had this kind of exhilarating experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • kishna
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritually uplifting atmosphere.
    A beautiful temple with stunning intricacies and workmanship in walls, staircase, domes and archways. True example of white marble architecture. Peaceful, enjoyable and serene environment. The maintenance of the complex is amazing and makes you want to remain the temple for longer duration. Cleanliness is taken good care of. Definitely A promising experience for the tourists and devotees of Krishna and Balaram.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Kalpit0302
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat and pray
    The temple is beautiful and well maintained. There are few shops selling religious items and other stuff. They also have Govinda resturant (recommended) and a fast food canteen. If you want to eat for free, go to their gaushala that has free food whole day. You can't take your vehicle there so use e-rickshaw. Do ensure that he drops you at main gate (Gate 1) else otherwise they will make you fool and you will have to walk a lot.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
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Kalpit0302
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The temple is beautiful and well maintained. There are few shops selling religious items and other stuff. They also have Govinda resturant (recommended) and a fast food canteen. If you want to eat for free, go to their gaushala that has free food whole day.
You can't take your vehicle there so use e-rickshaw. Do ensure that he drops you at main gate (Gate 1) else otherwise they will make you fool and you will have to walk a lot.
Written 27 December 2023
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shakirayork
York, UK588 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Been many times over a long period of time. Has changed. So many many many serious faced ? Russians? No sense of the joy and Bhakti of Lord Krishna. Just really bad music and a bit gloomy. I feel Krishna is about having love for life , music and being as happy as you can. No much evidence this visit. But still I love Lord Krishna. And what he stands for. Bol Hare Bol Krishna.
Written 15 December 2023
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Silvija Y
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The best place in Vrindavan! Beautifuly gorgeous deities of RadheSyam,Krishna Balaram,Gaura Nitai, The most powerfull of Samadhi Of Srila Prabhupada....24h kirtan in temple is beautifull and powerfull...so much blessings! 🥰❤️🙌🫶🙏
Written 8 November 2023
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TRAVELLERANUP
Kolkata (Calcutta), India288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
beautiful temple
beautiful maintaince
situated on the mkain road
easily accessable.
Pure food
pure food articles
Written 16 October 2023
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Travel29275553554
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Every thing was great we had a great stay in Mayfair lake resort.... food was also great .. extremely good experience reception staff Ms pritismita Mr Anish did a great job .......... thankyou Mayfair
Written 2 October 2023
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dimpoo1971
Mumbai, India273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Seems iskcon temples are almost same everywhere

If you have been to any iskcon temple and if you are short on time in Vrindavan,then you can skip this one.
Written 19 September 2023
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kishna
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A beautiful temple with stunning intricacies and workmanship in walls, staircase, domes and archways. True example of white marble architecture. Peaceful, enjoyable and serene environment. The maintenance of the complex is amazing and makes you want to remain the temple for longer duration. Cleanliness is taken good care of. Definitely A promising experience for the tourists and devotees of Krishna and Balaram.
Written 9 September 2023
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Aviaki
Bengaluru, India144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A must visit , devine feeling. Morning Mangalaarti is out of this world. Srila Prabhupada samadhi and his museum worth inspecting. Prasadam was sumptuous and mind boggling. Hare Krishna, never had this kind of exhilarating experience.
Written 6 September 2023
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Prachi S
Ghaziabad, India11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing darshan. Food is amazing satvik bhojan and you can spend whole day but crowd is massive try to go when it's less crowded. There is only one cloak room and it take lot of time there. So try taking limited items with you so that you can save time.
Written 22 August 2023
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Ruchika Goyal
Chandigarh, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Immerse yourself in divinity and feel lost in Lord Krishna's love here. Whether its day or its night, ISKCON has all together different vibes
Written 14 August 2023
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