Govardhan also called to Giriraj mountain descended its name from the Holy Govardhan Hill. It extends up to 4 or 5 miles and has many sacred sites.
Lord Sri Krishna is associated with several religious places in Mathura and Vrindavan. It is said that Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from the wrath of the god of rains Indra. There are many temples in this town Haridev Mandir, Daan-Ghati Mandir and Mukharbind. The temple god is another form of Lord Krishna. The town is also famous for its 21 kilometres long Parikrama of the very old hill called Govardhan. The parikrama procession is held in very high religious belief.
Giriraj Temple Mathura
There are not many hotels available in Govardhan . Instead there are Dharmasalas and simple guest houses, where you can stay at low cost