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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites
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Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

be aware from monkey.they can snatched your mobile , specs,bags even handkys also.other than lots of monkey there is nothing lots to see.

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new mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'm not a big fan of monkeys so I may not be too objective here. It's one of the must see sights in Varanasi so we went. There are lots and lots of monkeys, everywhere - and a lot of shrines.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dirty place. Actually the visit is just to see the golden dome. Lots of military people guarding the place. Nothing interesting

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Liked this and doesn't take long to do. Has good views over the city and you really should walk and climb the endless steps to the temple to appreciate it, ( not taxi as we did ). Not to many monkeys but that's probably good and the usual preponderance of hawkers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This temple is worth a visit, we did it with a hired rickshaw so combined it with a few others. The temple was very busy and the area around the shrine was filthy. It was extremely busy in the early afternoon with pilgrims and loads of monkeys so we only stayed for 20 minutes because we were hoping for some... More

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Gorakhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This temple is located at a distance of 12 Kms.from Varanasi Cantt railway station and situated in vicinity of famous Tulsi Manas Mandir .Local people call it Durga Kund temple, because the main sanctum of the temple is devoted to Goddess of power Ma Durga with a big rectangular pond (Kund ) on its right side, sharing its boundary .... More

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Vlijmen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The temple is nice but it's not possible to make any photo's, there were monkey's but not as much as I hoped for.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We visited the temple with a local guide (essential) who talked us through the background and walked us through the grounds. The temple is very old and in need of some maintenance, but is definitely worth visiting to hear the story and the background as to why it became known as the Monkey Temple (and indeed has so many monkeys... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

400 yr+ history with not too much toursits; no monkeys were found; no photograph allowed inside; beggars everywhere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Worth a visit to see the monleys and the religously observant; there is an on site bakery and some buy goods to feed the monkeys. no photos allowed on site.

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