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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)

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Address: Kashi | On Banks Of Ganges River, Varanasi 221001, India
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+91 542 239 2629
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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We visited this lord Shiva temple one of the 12 jyotirlingum and performed Rudra Abhishek. It was very crowded but we could perform our Pooja and had clear Darshana. It is one of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Chandigarh, India
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

*NOT FOR TOURISTS* Unfortunately you have to rate at least one star on TripAdvisor. Were this not the case I wouldn't have rated it at all. Unless you're a Hindu, don't bother going! I respectfully went to visit, and met all the demands of the security officials who guard each of the gates (no plastic, no leather, no camera, no... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place with positive energy and can have great spiritual experience. In one of oldest business district of the world is this Temple.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anytime you are in Banaras ,you are compelled to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple abode of Shiva and blessing are bestowed upon you by Mahadev,Entry thru the smallest lanes ever you may dream but the heavenly house once it comes you forget all the tiredness ,difficulties you may have faced to reach,after putting the chandan lep on your forehead instantly... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went at night after the evening aarthi. It was busy and security was tight. The spiritual atmosphere was electric. The priests led you in Pooja and the temple sanctum was amazing. Thousands of years of faith and belief by generations was visible and soul stirring.

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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is not very well managed compared to the religious stature it has. If you have the time and energy, the best time to visit is during the mangal arati it starts at around 3 am and continues till 4 am. There is an entry fee and ticket can be bought from the temple office the day before, try... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this lord Shiva temple one of the 12 jyotirlingum and performed Rudra Abhishek. It was very crowded but we could perform our Pooja and had clear Darshana. It is one of must to do when in Varanasi. Photography is strictly prohibited here.

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Thank Sk K
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellant place. Well coordinated and control by police. Que is there but u do not feel standing.they give sufficient time for darshan

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Thank Nishu73
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Kashi Vishwanath on the eve of Kartik Purnima 13-14 November 2016. That time is the most auspicious period to visit Kashi or Varanasi. That time many people all over the India used to visit Kashi. There I visited Kashi Vishwanath temple, Annapurna temple, Kaalbhairab temple, Sankatmochan Hanuman temple, Durga temple, Tulsi manas temple, Tailinga swami Math, Ganga Aarti,... More 

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Thank Bijit S
Mumbai
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kashi Vishwanath temple, in one of the most ancient cities in the world, is the holiest shrine for Hindus. For others, the significance may not be there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Tenkasi Viswanathan temple my next agenda was to visit the main temple in Varanasi. A walk through small alleys to the temple is interesting.

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