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How To Reach Barsana
Situated in the Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh is a city called Barsana and is popular as this is the place where Radha, Lord Krishna’s consort was born. The town is surrounded by beautiful mountains that are dotted with temples dedicated to Radha Krishna. Since there are a lot of temples, there are a lot of people who visit as well. Reaching Barsana is possible by means of a flight, train or a bus; you can even drive up here if you want to. Public transportation is also available in the city, making it easier to go sightseeing and visiting temples. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to reach Barsana.
Barsana does not have an airport of its own, but the closest one is in Agra known as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport. This airport is located at a distance of 115.6 km from the town of Barsana and takes about 2.5 hours to reach. This airport in Agra has frequent flights run by flight carriers like Indigo, Vistara and Spice Jet etc that transport passengers from different cities in India to the religious land of Barsana. If you are looking to have a quick trip, this is the fastest way to get to this city. You can also take a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi located at a distance of 111 km from Barsana to reach the city. Once you get off at the airport, you can take public transportation like a state run bus or a taxi to go to your destination in Barsana.
You can drive up to Barsana in Uttar Pradesh if you want to take a long road trip; there are several national highways and expressways that lead up to this pious town. You can also take long distance busses coming from adjacent cities; these buses will take you to the Barsana on an overnight journey that is quite comfortable. If you are inside Uttar Pradesh and looking for transportation, you can take buses run by UPSRTC that will safely drop you to Barsana. This is a good way of saving money and traveling like a local and getting a feel of the place.
Barsana does not have a railway station of its own either, the closest railhead is in Mathura known as Mathura Junction. This railway station is situated at a distance of 52.7 km from the center of Barsana city. This is the most convenient way to reach Barsana as the railway station is very close to the city and most people prefer visiting this way. Since Mathura is also a popular pilgrimage spot, several trains run from this station to various other cities in India. Once you get off at the railway station, you can take public transportation to reach your hotel in Barsana.
You can get around in Barsana easily by taking a local bus which is usually run by UPSRTC, you can also take an auto rickshaw if you want a personalized ride or you can take a taxi if you need something more comfortable. All of these will take you around the city comfortably. If you are in a group, you can hire a bus for all of them and share the expenses. You can also hire a rented car to move around the city at your own pace comfortably.