Kesi Ghat Overview

Ranked 11 of 13 sightseeing in Vrindavan

Kesi Ghat, situated on the bank of Yamuna River, is a famous tourist attraction in Vrindavan. The history behind its popularity is that Lord Krishna, after killing demon Kesi took bath at this ghat. Since, then devotees take a dip in the water and seek divine blessings. Every evening ritualistic aarti is done for Yamuna Devi at this ghat.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Shilpi Dutta

Shilpi Dutta1.1/5

5 reviews

Beware, this place might just invite monkey attack

I had heard a lot about Kesi Ghat. As a curious explorer, I went here to witness the beauty and feel spiritually awakened. Was it the wrong time of the day or blame my stars, I regret going there . . To avoid getting stuck in a stampede, a gentleman suggested a short cut leading us to the ghat. The first look of the ghat was upsetting. Dirty river water, old worn off boats and littered river bank is surely disappointing. Yet, I diverted my attention to the birds in the sky, the colourful flags tied to the boats and the energy that people showed here. A boat ride is perhaps the only interesting thing that people indulge in. I was done after a quick round of the place on foot. And a monkey snatched my spectacles which I had worn for a moment while searching for something in my bag. Carrots, fruits or any bribe did not deter the monkey from parting with my specs. Only a tetra pack of Frooti/Maaza did the trick. These monkeys are strained and this is how they return your things. In the process of taking away my specs, it bruised my face near my eye. Of course there are no clinics or medics around. So I washed the bleeding bruise and applied turmeric which a kind dhaba-owner gave. Taking Bath in the river is not recommended at all. The evening aarti might have been visually good but who would risk staying that long in a place infested with monkeys ?.

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  • Beware, this place might just invite monkey attack
  • Beware, this place might just invite monkey attack
  • Beware, this place might just invite monkey attack



12 reviews

Good sightseeing place near yamuna river

This Kesi Ghat is so peaceful and the yamuna river is so silent here. Shri krishna wash his hair when he killed the rakshas named Kesi and there is one room of radha where she stayed for long time. Once you visit this ghat you feel so light ful, you feel that you have come near lord Krishna.

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval2.5/5

415 reviews

Can be avoided this place

The Kesi Ghat is on the Bank of River Yamuna at Vrindavan. It is on the Parikrama Marg of Vrindavan Parikrama. A nice, long and huge Ghat built in Red Stone. It may have a glorious past but now a days not so. The Ghat is not neat and clean and there was no water in River Yamuna but some sewage water of Vrindavan city while our visit. It is believed that after killing demon KESI, Lord Krishna took bath at this Ghat so it is called KESI Ghat. An average place to visit.

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  • Can be avoided this place
  • Can be avoided this place

Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta5.0/5

13 reviews

Keshi Ghat located on the bank of River Yamuna

Krishna killed many demons during his childhood. One of them was demon Keshi which was sent by Kamsa to kill Krishna. But Krishna was so powerful, he killed Keshi in a very early age. This is on the bank of River Yamuna. You can take holy dip in Yamuna at Keshi ghat. Boatmans are also available for boating Yamuna River.

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Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan

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Jagdish Raval

River Yamuna near Ghat
Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan

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Shilpi Dutta

Religious people going to worship Yamuna
Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan

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Shilpi Dutta

The aged boats