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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

Lalita Ghat (near Manikarnika Ghat), Varanasi, India
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Ranked #13 of 54 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Chandigarh, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The temple is under the patronage royal family of of Nepal, unique wooden temple in Varanasi in Nepalese style modeled on the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. Fine wood for its construction was brought from Nepal. Very quiet and pleasant place, did not have any tourists, very friendly Brahmin invited to go inside, where are study boys , inside are... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

By far the cleanest temple in the Ghats. Located close to Lalitha Ghat & built in Nepali style, it offers good views of the Ganges. The well maintained temple also is extremely beautiful and offers good photo ops. Though very small, it is worth a visit for the views & the calm it offers in comparison to the chaos of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is not a grand temple in scale or materials used, but what a great arousal and satisfaction it offers with its artistic aesthetics carved out wood. For a little fee of 20 Rs this is a very nice refuge from the commotion of ghats of Varanasi for anyone with an eye for detail and an attitude of learning. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The King of Nepal had built this temple on Lalita ghat on Ganga river at Varanasi in Nepali style. This Nepali temple is also called the Kathwala temple. The temple has some magnificent and articulate woodwork. Tourists from all over the world come just to see this temple which has no comparison with any other temple in India because of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not so well kept but still interesting but nothing much to remember. This can be better experienced in Nepal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A nice little temple, a peaceful refuge from the chaotic pace of Varanasi. Nice views of the Ganges, and steps down to the waters edge. Not a particularly amazing visit, however adds to the cultural experience and worth a quick look.

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As per local people said that the temple is made by chandan wood,even you can feel the good smale of chandan when you entered into the temple.nice place.

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lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

a strangely peaceful place to visit, right in the thick of such a busy place. Was good to have Lalit with us, who told us so much history of the place. The wood carvings and history are fantastic.

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