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Barsana Tourism And Travel Guide
15.8° C / 60.4° F
November to March
2 to 3 Days
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport (115.6 kms)
Mathura Junction Railway Station (52.7 kms)
The life of Lord Krishna and Radha is best depicted in the northern city of Barsana in Uttar Pradesh along with neighbouring cities like Vrindavan and Mathura, with Barsana being the birthplace of Radha. Tourism in Barsana is quite popular due to devotees flocking their every year during Janmashthami and Holi. There are various attractions in Barsana with most of them being ancient palaces and temples; but leaving the religious places aside, there are so many other things to do in this beautiful town. Reaching Barsana is quite simple and can be donw by air, rail and road. If Barsana is in your list, make sure you visit the place in winter when the weather is cool and pleasant to explore and go sightseeing. Read our travel guide to Barsana below to have a better idea of the place, so that you can plan your trip better.
How to Reach
The closest airport to Barsana is Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport in Agra. This airport is distanced at 115.6 km from the center of Barsana city. Once you take public transportation from the airport, you will reach your destination in Barsana city within 2.5 hours.
Barsana is well connected to cities in the same state as well cities in other adjacent states. You can choose to travel either by car or by buses run by UPSRTC if you are within the state. You can also travel by luxury buses if youa re coming from neighbouring states.
The main railhead that is close to Barsana is Mathura Junction in the city of Mathura. This railway station is located at a distance of 52.7 km from the main city of Barsana and most people prefer taking this way to reach the city. You can get public transportation from the railway station to your destination.
You can move around in Barsana by taking various means of transportation; you can hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw or if you have a tight budget, you can always use the local bus which are always on schedule and make it easy to get around any place.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summers in Barsana is like any other city in Uttar Pradesh; hot and humid. Temperatures during this season range from 30°C to 41°C, with some summers seeing a even higher temperature. The heat in the region makes the place quite stuffy and it is not a recommended time to visit.
Monsoons in Barsana are moderate with cool showers and a pleasant weather. Temperatures during this season range from 24°C to 35°C, which is way cooler than summers. There is a decent amount of rainfall in this season and a lot of humidity as well.
The best season to visit Barsana is the winter time. Temperatures during this time range from 12°C-20°C and on some winters, the region sees a further drop in mercury. This is the apt time to visit Barsana as the climate is perfect to go sightseeing.
Things to Do
Radha Rani Temple:
The Radha Rani Temple, also known as Shriji Temple is one of the most famous attractions in Barsana. This temple sees maximum devotees from all over the country coming in and worshipping the deities of Lord Krishna and Radha that the temple houses.
Radha Kushalbihari Temple:
Resembling structures in Rajasthan, the Radha Kushalbihari Temple in Barsana is of similar structure and style. Built by Maharaj Madho Singh Rao, this temple is the epitome of temple architecture. The temple is situated in a place that has a lawn right in front of it which is dotted with various plants and flowers.
Take a glance of Rangeeli Mahal:
Constructed on the advice of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj is the Rangeeli Mahal in Barsana. This palace is appreciated by many architects for its beautiful intricate designing and structure and shape. This is a must see attraction in the city.
If you have all the way to Barsana, don’t forget to go on a peaceful boat ride on the Yamuna River. The calm water of the river, the chants of priests in nearby temples and the fragrance of flowers and incese sticks in the air make the boat ride even more serene than it already it.
Be a Part of Lathmaar Holi:
Holi in Barsana is played a bit differently than other places in the country and has its own traditions. Men from Nandgaon visit the town of Barsaana to play Holi with the girls over there. Be a part of this colourful festival by immersing in the tradition of the region.
Since Barsana is a religious place, most of the food joints in the city serve vegetarian food. The north Indian cuisine that is served in this city is absolutely delicious. You can choose to eat from a dhaba or a fine dine or even street food, which is the tastiest and gives you a real feel of the city. Head over to Shri Radha Chaat Bhandar Shop to get a taste of local street food with chaat as a speciality. You can even try out Brajdham Family restaurant if you want to sit and eat. If you are looking for good north Indian food with a place to sit comfortably then visit Shri Ji Family Bhojanalay to grab a bite.
If you are looking for places to shop religious items from, Barsana is a great place to do so. Outside religious places and many temples, you can see small stalls and shops that sell religious items like Diyas, candles, idols of various Hindi deities, cloth for God and other miscellaneous products. You will also find a lot of commercial stores that sell almost everything that the local shops do, but only at a higher price. To avoid that, shop from the streets, this helps local vendors as well. In some shops you can even find sarees, handicrafts, statues, paintings and hand woven products that you can purchase and take back as souvenirs