Vrindhavan just 15kms away from Mathura is another major place of pilgrimage. It is noted frot its numerous temples both old and modern. The name Vrindhavan evokes the playfulness and lovabble characteristics of Shri Krishna. This is the wood where he frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha.People come from different parts of the country to visit this pilgrimage spot.Vrindhavan got its name from the term ‘Vrinda’, which mostly denotes a Tulsi plant which can be seen in abundance throughout the city. There is also legend regarding the name of this place which says that the term Vrindavan stands for Vrinda devi, one among the milkmaids. HISTORY Vrindavan with lot of ancient history is one of the noted Hindu pilgrimage centre which witnessed the childhood days of Lord Krishna. One of the oldest surviving temple was found here in the year 1590, just a few years before this the city was also brought into being. The city of Vrindhavan was totally gone into cessation of remembrance until the 16th century. It was only after Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who came here in 1515 to find the places associated with the childhood days of Lord Krishna. With the instance of seeking this Chaitanya Mahaprabhu traveled to different parts of the forests and with his spiritual power he found out the related places and made them stand in history. LOCATION Vrindavan located in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is around 151 km south of Delhi and extends between latitude 27°33C in the North to longitude 77°44C in the East.