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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

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Varanasi, India
+91 96160 70706
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Varanasi, India
+91 96160 70706
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A colourful temple - Great for photography in the soft light of the sunrise or sunset - Mornings are better in my opinion as the light is often toned down by the morning mists

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit, just 2-3 Kms from the ghats. One can take a cycle rickshaw and see the temple and come back. It is said teh Idol at the temple was made by Goddess Durga herself. Its a big temple complex, red coloured temple with...More

Thank Kanayo2781
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do not know the history of this temple. You may find out about it online. However, if you have five minutes to spare, you can go to this temple. If you are in a hurry, probably you can give it a miss. There is...More

Thank AndyDelhi28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to go to see the monkeys at the temple in Varanasi - but don't attempt to touch them! A fascinating place, full of esoteric rituals and nooks and crannies where the priests are holding ceremony with locals.

Thank Marc E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the favourite place to see indian culture. You can sit in the corner and observe morning or afternoon puja.

1  Thank katrina_peshakova
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is known as monkey temple, however this temple is the temple of Goddess Durga and situated very near from the Ghats.

1  Thank sid_ups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Temple of Mata Durga is located near to the Sankat Mochan Mandir in Lanka in Varanasi.It is revered, holy place and visited by a lots of people daily.The temple is made up of red coloured walls. A pond also exists in its vicinity. It...More

2  Thank Rakeshsharmandmc
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This temple is dedicated to goddess kushmanda a form of mother durga. The idol in the temple is made up of pure gold. It is a must visit

Thank pushpeshpulkit123
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very Spiritual place. Be careful with monkeys. You will find very peace there. Jai MAta Di.......Sanche darwar ki Jai Ho.

Thank umesh_12
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple is one of the Shakti peeths or holy places where a body part of the goddess fell during tandav. The architecture of the temple emphasizes the square shape.

Thank bose_rima
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Response from Hannah S | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't tell you sorry. I don't have shoe covers....
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Response from loki_knows | Reviewed this property |
We visited the temple by 11 a.m. There were very few people and we could get the darshan very easily. It wil be difficult to have easy darshan on Tuesdays and Fridays and of course on festival and holidays. But if you are... More