The next day is spent seeing the places around Badrinath. Here,
Trikuta Parvata mountain and Triveni Sangam, which is the confluence
of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, can be seen. One can also go to
Haridwar, Har Ki Pairi, Rishikesh, Laksman Jhula, and Nara Narayana
The next day is the walk from Badrinath to Kedarnath, going through
the village of Alipur Pasopa on the way. At Kedarnath there is the Kedarnath
Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Siva. Kedarnath is in the middle
of no where and there are no facilities there, except for the temple
that is there.
The next day the walk goes from Kedarnath to the town of Kaman, which
is in the Kamyavana forest. It stops at Charana Pahari, where the footprints
of Lord Krishna are imprinted on a rock, on top of a hill. One also
stop at Gaya Kunda, where Nanda Maharaja offered oblations to his forefathers.
Kaman is a fairly big town with decent facilities.
On the next day, one can go to see the places in the town of Kaman.
Here, Vimala Kunda, which was formed by the tears of kind Vimala's daughters,
can be visited. Then one continues the journey to the Sri Govinda Temple,
where the deity of Vrinda Deva is worshiped. One can then go to the
Madana Mohana and Radha Gopinatha temples. At Chaurasi Khamba Palace
there are 84 ancient carved pillars. At the Kameshvara Temple, Lord
Siva fulfill one's desires. The Dharmaraja Temple is dedicated to Yamaraja's
son, Yudhisthira. Dharma (Panch Tirtha) Kunda is said to be the place
where Yudhisthira answered all of Yamaraja's questions correctly. At
Yasoda Kunda, Yasoda would sometimes wait for Krishna to come home to
Nandagram. Ashokavana represents the Ashoka garden in Lanka, where Sita
Devi was held captive. At Ramesvaram, Krishna displayed the pastime
of building the bridge to Lanka.
The next day the places around Kamyavana are visited. The places visited
are: Prabhodananda Sarasvati's bhajana kutir, the Vyomasura's cave,
Balarama's footprints, and Bhojan Sthali.
The next day is spent walking from Kamyavana to Varsana. On the way
one goes to Kadamba Khandi, which is Radha and Krishna's meeting place.
Visited next is Sunera Grama, which is the village of Rangadevi and
Sudevi. Then one go to Sakhi Giri Parvata. The gopis played in the area
of Sakhi Giri Parvata. At Chitra Shila there is the imprints of Radharani's
veil. You then go to the village of Uchagrama (Uchagoan), which is the
village of Lalita Sakhi. Narayana Bhatta Goswami's bhajana kutir and
samadhi are here. Narayana Bhatta Goswami is the devotee who established
the path that Braja Mandala Parikrama follows. The walk on this day
ends at Varsana.
The next day is spent visiting the places in Varsana. Vrishabhanu Kunda
is named after Vrishabhanu Maharaja. Sankari Khor is a narrow pass in
the rocks where Krishna used to collect taxes from the gopis. Vilas
Garh is one of the four peaks of Brahma-giri. At the Mor Kutir temple,
Krishna danced with a peacock. Krishna Kunda is the only kunda on the
four hills of Varsana. Next to be visited is the Jaipur temple. A five
minutes walk away, along the path on top of the hill, is the Larily
Lal Temple, which is where King Vrishabhanu's palace used to be located.
The next day, one walks from Varsana to Nandagram. On the way one can
go to Pila Pokhar Kunda, which is where Radharani washed her palms.
Prema Sarovara was made from Radha and Krishna's tears. Sanket is where
Radha and Krishna would meet. Next to the Sanket devi Temple is Gopala
Bhatta Goswami's bhajana kutir. Uddhava Kyari is where Uddhava delivered
Krishna's message to the gopis. The Nandagram temple on the top of the
hill is where the palace of Nanda Maharaja used to be located. The Nadisvara
Siva Temple is in the Nandagram temple. Also visited is the Narasimha
Varaha Temple; Pavana Sarovara, where Radharani would cook for Krishna;
and Sanatana Goswami's bhajana kutir.
The next day the walk goes to Khadiravana, which is where Lokanatha
Goswami's bhajana kutir is located. In this forest Bakasura was killed
by Lord Krishna.
On the following day the walk goes from Nandagram to Kokilavana. Places
visited on the way are a Siva temple, Ter Kadamba, Rupa Goswami's bhajana
kutir and the village of Javat. Javat is where Radharani lived with
her husband Abhimanyu.
The next day the walk is from Kokilavana to Sesasayi. On the way, the
Bathain Temple of Dauji (Balarama) and Charana Pahari, where there is
located the foot prints of Lord Krishna, Balarama, some cows, elephants
and deer, are visited. Also visited is Kotvana. In Sesasayi is the Sesasayi
Temple, which has a Deity of Lord Vishnu lying on Ananta Sesa and Khsira
Sagara, the ocean of milk.
The next day is spent walking from Sesasayi to the town of Shergarh.
The next day one from Shergarh to Chira Ghata. On the way is Rama Ghata,
where Balarama performed the rasa dance and Khela Tirtha, which is where
Mother Yasoda called Krishna and Balarama for lunch. One then go through
the forest of Biharvana. At Akshya Vata, Krihsna and His friends would
hang their lunch bags on the tree that is located there. At Tapovana
the gopis performed austerities to gain Krishna as their husband. Chira
Ghata is where Krishna stole the gopis' clothes.
The Katyayani Temple at Chira Ghata is where the gopis prayed to get
Krishna as their husband.
The next day the walk is from Chira Ghata to the forest of Bhandirvana,
passing the forest of Bhadravana on the way. One first go to Nanda Ghata,
which is where Nanda Maharaja was arrested by Varuna, and then crosses
the Yamuna River. In the forest of Bhadravana, Krishna killed Vatsasura.
Balarama killed Pralambasura in the forest of Bhandirvana. At the Radha
Ananda Bihari Temple, Radha and Krishna got married. Next to this temple
is Venu Kup, which is a well dug by Krishna with His flute.
On the following day the walk is from Bhandirvana to Maan Sarovara.
On the way one can visit the forest of Bilvavana (Belvan), where Krishna
and the cowherd boys used to come for picnicking. One can also go to
the place where Lakshmi devi performed austerities to enter into the
The next day the walk is from Maan Sarovara to Lohavana. At Maan Sarovar,
Siva obtained a gopi form by taking bath in this lake, so he could enter
the rasa dance. In the forest of Lohavana, Krishna defeated Jarasandha
17 times. The Radha Gopinatha Temple in Lohavana is visited.
The next day the walk is from Lohavana to the town of Baldeo (Dauji).
Here one visits the Bandi Anandi Temple of Yoga Maya and the Dauji (Balarama)
temple. Next to the Dauji temple is Khsira Sagara, which was filled
with milk as an offering to Balarama.
The next day the walk goes from Baldeo to Brahmanda Ghata. Visited on
the way is the Cintahran Siva temple, which is a place where all anxieties
are taken away. Brahamda Ghata is where Krishna ate clay, and then showed
His universal form to Mother Yasoda.
The next day the walk is from Brahmanda Ghata to Raval, the birthplace
of Radharani. Visited on the way are Utkhal, where the grinding
mortar is located and Mahavana (Gokula). In Mahavana is the Chaurasi
Khamba Temple, which was Nanda Maharaja's house.
The last day's walk is from Raval to Mathura. One has to then bathe
in Visrama Ghata to end the parikrama.