Kesi Ghat Vrindavan Entry Fee
- No Entry Fee
- 100 - 150 for Boat Ride
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Kesi Ghat Vrindavan Address: Parikrama Marg, Seva Kunj, Gotam Nagar, Gotam Nagar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 281121, India
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Kesi Ghat Vrindavan Timings
|Monday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Wedesday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Friday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Saturday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Sunday||6:00 am – 8:00 pm|
Note: Kesi Ghat Vrindavan Evening Aarti Timings in between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmLinks: Website | Map
When the sublime beauty of Vrindavan comes together in one place,
The chants of the Lord resound through the air, making you embrace…
Witness the evenings come alive, and the mornings open their arms to welcome you to the most important tourist spot of Vrindavan- Keshi Ghat. With the soothing sight of the River Yamuna surrounded by green low-lying trees and plains, Keshi Ghat tells many a story to behold a travellers interest.
Visited by throngs of tourists and devotees every day, Keshi Ghat is one of the most significant places of worship in Vrindavan.
About Keshi Ghat
The Keshi Ghat was initially built by Queen Laxmi Devi of Bharatpur in the 17th century. It is home to almost every important temple in Vrindavan and is surrounded by smaller ancient temples.
Almost every ancient temple in Vrindavan has a hint of traditional Rajasthani architectural style with elaborate 'jaali' work and typical lotus and floral designs. The same holds true for Keshi ghat too. While it is not a temple, you will see distinct Rajasthani 'karigari' or craftsmanship along the banks of the ghat. With steps leading up to the River Yamuna, the ghat is abuzz with people in the evening.
History and Legend of Keshi Ghat
As per legend, Krishna was chosen by all divine forces to kill his maternal uncle Kansa. From his birth, Kansa tried everything to kill the child who was to destroy him. So he sent different demons to kill Krishna, and one such demon was the gigantic horse-demon Keshi.
As per a famous folktale, Krishna's friend, Madhu Mangal, convinced him to give his Mor-Mukut (Peacock feather crown), Bansuri (flute), Peetvastra (yellow body covering), to him thinking he would become more popular with the Gopis. Little did he know that Kansa had sent his most fearsome horse-demon to look for a boy in Krishna's clothes and kill him immediately.
Upon seeing that boy, the demon attacked him, thinking it was Lord Krishna. That's when Lord Krishna sprung into action instantly by hurtling him in the air with his bare hands, forcing his fist down his open mouth, and killing him.
Later he proceeded to take a bath in the holy river Yamuna. Hence, the name Keshi ghat- the place where the demon was brought to his end.
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Things to do at Keshi Ghat
One of the most iconic and top tourist spots of Vrindavan, Keshi Ghat is an ideal spot to enjoy mesmerising sunrises and sunsets. A point in time where the mind's imagination merges with the artistic work around the ghat, it is a place worth capturing on your lens.
Besides enjoying photography and taking a dip in the holy River Yamuna, you can also enjoy a boat ride from the bank to the centre of the river to witness the enchanting evening Aarti taking place along the ghat.
#Note: Try not to enter the river alone, but go in a group because the undercurrent can be intense at times.
Best time to visit Keshi Ghat
Like all North-Indian cities, the best time to visit Keshi Ghat in Vrindavan is from October to March. Winters make it possible to enjoy the ghat in full glory without worrying about sunburn or the typical sweltering heat.
You can peacefully enjoy the evening arti that starts at 4:30 PM. However, you will need at least two hours to enjoy the beauty of the ghat. Although it is open 24-hours, it is best to visit it from 6 AM to 8 PM.
Where is Keshi Ghat located?
It lies to the east of Chir Ghat in the heart of Vrindavan.
How to Reach Keshi Ghat?
By Road: The nearest city to Vrindavan is Agra, approx. 75 kms away. It is nearly 150 kms away from Delhi/NCR, and you can self-drive or hire a private cab to visit the place.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Mathura, around 13kms from the ghat.
By Air: Although the nearest airport is in Agra, it is best to check the flight availability from your city of origin. It is easier to travel by air to New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and hire an intercity cab from any leading cab provider.
Keshi ghat has several fabled stories and mythological facts that bring it to life. No visit to Keshi Ghat is complete without offering your prayers to River Yamuna and reminiscing the soothing chants of Lord Krishna and Radha. Before you leave, soak in the goodness of the ghat and take back some pleasant memories of Vrindavan's Keshi Ghat.
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