RAMAN RETI, GOKUL
Situated in Gokul, a few kilometers away from Mathura is this incredible place called Raman Van or Raman Reti―whose sacred sands (reti) are redolent with the stories of a bygone era when Lord Krishna frequented to engage in divine plays (raman) with his brother, Balarama and his cowherd friends. This is also the place he chose to meet his love, Radha before embarking on their journey to Vrindavan together. Raman Reti today is a sandy locale sprawled in a spacious compound complete with a deer sanctuary, a couple of beautiful temples and a relaxing area for ascetics, saints and pilgrims alike. Besides paying reverence, spend some time simply ambling around in the complex―try to bask in the pastimes of Lord Krishna treasured in the sands of Raman Reti.Adjacent to Raman Reti is Karshni Ashram, a famous Ashram housing the ancient Raman Bihariji Temple. Dedicated to the 18th century Saint Gyandasji, the temple houses the deity of Lord Krishna in the exact form as was revealed to the saint as a blessing for his strong austerities to please the Lord. A visit to this famed temple must be on your itinerary if you are stepping in this mystical region.
How to Reach:
Mathura 46 km away Kheria Airport (AGR), Agra, Uttar Pradesh Mathura 136 km away Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Delhi
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Mathura. Railway Station(s): Mathura Junction (MTJ), Mathura Cantt. (MRT)
Mathura is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Bus Station(s): Mathura