Akrur village lies outside Vrindavan in the direction of Mathura. A large area here is protected by the Forestry Department, who have left the woods to grow naturally. Little or no tree planting has been done here, so most of the trees are babool or acacia, which are a thorny and not especially decorative tree. Even so, with the heavy rains this year, the forest looks quite lush. It is also remarkable to see little refuse dumped in these woods, probably because they are not frequented by many people.