One of the holiest places for practitioners of Hare Krishna, Vrindavan is located in northern India’s state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s most famous for two things: (1) it’s the town where Krishna, the Hindu deity, grew up, and (2) is known as the land of 5,000 temples, many of which are Hare Krishna temples.
To kick off our yearlong trip, we spent more than a month traveling around this fascinating country. Our busy 5-week India itinerary had us in 19 different hostels/guesthouses/hotels in 18 different cities. These places ranged in price from $14 for a dingy room in Agra with breathtaking rooftop views of the Taj Mahal, to a