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I agree with a previous writer . This temple , while it does have a number of monkeys outside , is not the Hanuman temple which is awash with ( rather grumpy)monkeys in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great way to witness and experience methods of prayer and worship in Varanasi. The presence of wild but relatively docile monkeys adds to it all. There are no photos allowed here so I'd recommend just soaking it all up and enjoying the experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This temple (not the "monkey temple', as other TA reviewers have mentioned) was included within one of our Varanasi Walks tours and had it not been I probably wouldn't have gone. It's interesting and worth a visit, but don't go out of your way. It does however, present a nice photo opportunity with it's striking red colour and large pond.... More 

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited in the evening with family and was blessed to be a part of divine evening Aarti.The temple has a pond adjacent to it,it is known as Durga Kund.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I agree with a previous writer . This temple , while it does have a number of monkeys outside , is not the Hanuman temple which is awash with ( rather grumpy)monkeys in the interior . The Durga Temple is an interesting insight into worship practices , no guide required , just remain unobtrusive and watch what goes on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you don't have a guide, don't even bother. It's just like any other temple in India. If possible, go on a tuesday, it is the holy day of the week for this temple. Expect big crowds.

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Province of Vercelli, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really nice place, people here pray, sit recitino mantras or practice yoga. The colours of the Temple are really suggestive...pictures inside the temple are forbidden.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The monkeys are at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, where you can not bring your camera inside, and it may be held for ransom if you want it back!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Located around 8-10 kms away from the railwaystation this temple has its own history, the temple is highly energised also the ambiance is reveiling I must visit temple of Ma Durga

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Chandigarh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Complete temple is covered in dark red... the color of Maa durga... Normally there is no rush there except Navdurga festival. Must visit.. Tulsimanas temple is walking distance from here

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Langley City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Truly the novelty in this temple is it's colour. A nice change of pace and close to Assi Ghat, it unfortunately had few monkeys about when I visited. By the way, photography is strongly frowned upon.

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