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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

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Address: Lalita Ghat (near Manikarnika Ghat), Varanasi, India

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One of the oldest temples in Varanasi

Do not miss this beautiful little temple with fine wood carvings throughout Well worth the 20r ticket price. Good atmosphere there during our visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Do not miss this beautiful little temple with fine wood carvings throughout Well worth the 20r ticket price. Good atmosphere there during our visit.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A must see while in Varanasi with its carved depictions of the karma sutra. They charge a few rupees but it's well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The nepali temple is having a beautiful architecture, in a high position over the ghats. It's a tranquil spot, you can sit outside the temple or finding peace in the narrow space inside. Interesting statues and wooden crafts decorating the temple. Worth spending some time.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a small sample of Kathmandu in Varanasi. The wooden temple, probably around 200 years old, sits just beside the Manikarnika ghat. This is easily one of the, if not the most intricately sculpted temples of Varanasi. The alls of the temple have sculptures of mythic creatures, gods etc. Its a must visit. There is a nominal entry fee,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Nepali temple has the characteristic Nepalese architecture. When you take off your shoes to enter also remove your socks - there are wet areas. You can walk through most of the in- and outside and you'll find some lovely wood carvings of gods and creatures and flowers and also wonderful wood carved windows set into the brick walls. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This mandir was built by Nepali Rajas of wood. Intricate wood work is on show. Well maintained and neat. Feels like Pashupathinathji in Kashi. Ifeel a must visit. View from the top is quite good.

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Shillong, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This temple has nice curving on wood. Being walkable distance from Dasaswamedh Ghat, it is a must visit at Varanasi.

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Rabat, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's a very beautiful temple situated right in the middle of Varanasi. It has just been restorted and its colours are vibrant. It is actually a very small temple, which makes it all the more beautiful. Makes a good quiet spot from all the buzzing and noise in Varanasi.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Tmpl is situated nr ManiKarnika Ghat n the Shivlinga is there in the temple. there is also a museum inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

not long ago, it was a mysterious and neglected place . local caretaker was careless and it was a low priority for nepal royal family or whoever was responsible .it remained remained a mini khajuraho for locals and very few visitors because of depiction of sex poses on wooden carvings of outer walls . today this place is much cleaner... More 

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