Horse Cart (Ghoda Gadi)
Tonga, Ghoda Gadi, Rickshaw, Auto are the four modes of local transport available in Vrindavan town.
I was returning from Rangji Mandir. At Nagar Palika, Chungi Chouraha there are above said local transport available to travel within the town area. Upon query from Chungi Chouraha till Angrez mandir (Iskcon temple locally known) approx. 3 km journey rickshaw walas said Rs. 60 / Rs. 70 for two passenger. And then I saw Ghoda Gadi. Upon query the owner of the cart Gopal said – Rs. 60. After bargain he finally agreed for Rs. 50 for two person. I decided to hire the services. After years I was using this mode of transport. Only once during childhood days I remember I have used the same.
The best about the journey as I was too tired I can lie down for a nap as the cart is spacious. We were only two passengers though at few spots the owner of the cart requested people for ride.
In Vrindavan town local transport mostly used is Rickshaw and their minimum charges is Rs. 10/- for one person for approx. half a km distance journey. They charge as per number of passengers. Suppose you are three then charges will be high. Do not forget to bargain because it works.
Remember: Vrindavan is an old town having lots of small lanes and by-lanes. Rickshaw is the only best mode of local transport that can take you to most of the tourist places within the town area but yes, a journey of Ghoda Gadi is interesting too for few distances having wide road.