Situated at the meeting point of the River Ganga and River Jalangi, Mayapur is known for its rich customs, traditions and artistic heritage, along with its beautiful bounty of nature. Also known as the Land of the Golden Avatar, it is around 140 km from Kolkata. Speckled with temples, the city boasts some lovely views. It is a popular pilgrim centre for Vaishnavites (worshippers of Lord Vishnu) as it is believed that an avatar of Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu), Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in the city in 1486 AD. Mayapur is one of the nine dhams of the holy islands, which look like petals of a lotus flower. The main attraction in the city is the Chandrodaya Temple, which is the first shrine established by ISKCON in the area. Tourists can also pay their respects at the samadhi of Prabhupada, who was the founder of ISKCON. Shree Chaitanyamath, the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Chand Kazi's samadhi and the temple of Goswami Maharaj are other main attractions.

Mayapur is a tourist's delight, with over 80 lakh visitors in 2007 that included 50,000 foreign nationals. Tourists from close to 40 countries are regular visitors to Mayapur for practicing spiritual yoga.

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