Journey to the sacred land of Lord Krishna
This 10-day pilgrimage plunges us into the heart of Hindu mythology. All along the tour, we will follow the different locations that mark the life of Lord Krishna, the dark-faced god. Hindus regard him as the eighth avatar of the Lord Vishnu. He is one of the most popular deities of the Hindu pantheon and the story of his life has influenced in many ways the culture of India, not only at the spiritual level, but also in Indian art: traditional painting is largely devoted to him, but also Indian classical dance as well as music and poetry. Krishna has many faces: he is the symbol of pure love, wisdom and joy, but he is above all the hero of the Bhagavad Gita’s epic and, as such, he is considered a leader and a spiritual master by his faithful.
We will begin this mystic journey in the land of Krishna by visiting Mathura and the temple ‘Krishna Janma Bhoomi’ where, according to mythology, Lord Krishna was born. We will then head to Gokul, the ‘Nanda Yashoda Bhavan’, which is the home of Nanda, Krishna’s adoptive father. This is where, according to legend, Krishna was secretly taken away by Nanda while his parents were imprisoned by King Kamsa. He would have spent his early childhood in Gokul and Nand Gaon. We will also visit Barsana, city of Radha, the beloved of Krishna and Govardhan where Krishna would have lifted Mount Govardhan on his one little finger to save the people from a deluge.
And as we will not be far from Agra, we will end this trip by visiting the famous Taj Mahal.