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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

Lalita Ghat (near Manikarnika Ghat), Varanasi, India
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Ranked #15 of 52 attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Nepali Temple '' Kathwala Temple'' located on the Lalita Ghat  ( Near Manikarnika Ghat ) was built by the King of Nepal in Nepali style of... more »
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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mumbai
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were welcomed by a frantically friendly little dog who did laps around us as we took in the view and the gorgeous wood carvings at the Nepali temple. The junior priest - a PhD student in theology at BHU - gave us all sorts of historical tidbits on the origin of the temple. The view of the river from... More

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a small temple, and if you haven't been to Nepal, it is a great chance to see a Nepali Temple. It is a quiet place. It is nice to sit there and look what happens en feel part of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The resemblance with Pashupatinath in Nepal is very high. Its nice to see some young boys still learning sanskrit which is a very rare sight nowadays. Culture and language are well preserved in this place. The whole city of Varanasi is very religious.

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Tucuman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

There are more than eight hundred temples in Varanasi they say. However, the Nepalese Temple, the Lalita Devi temple or Kathwala Temple isn’t among the popular ones. Except from the Nepali community, most people aren't even aware that such a temple exists in Varanasi. Visitors are mostly foreign nationals and curious tourists. The temple management charges Rs 15 from the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You don't want to miss this one, one of the favorite places we visited in Varanasi. There is so much to see here, you want to allocate at least an hour here, if not longer

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

beware of so-called locals offering to guide you there for free - just another scam. Temple was smaller than expected, but it did have a good view along the coastline

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The temple is built with wood and very old, probably of the 19th century. A nominal charge of Rs.10 is levied for admission. Sanskrit classes go on inside the temple premises.

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