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Address: Varanasi, India

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Its a good place to visit

Its a pretty good place also go to nearby Tulsi manas and sankat mochan temple. There are some monkeys around make sure to remove your spectacles. Ideal time to go in evening and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was awesome experience of mine that I was visited this place in September 2014 during Navratri Fesival. I have gain memories forever during Varanasi Durga puja 2014. I would like to say thanks to all organizer for such moment.

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Greater Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Time stays here, it does not change, live in the present and feel it in this temple and its surroundings, the city may be crowded, here time stops, peace, solitude, be with yourself and Maa Durga.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I like Monkey Temples and this one was very welcoming with beautiful music and plenty of shrieking monkeys to watch

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was very suprised by the heading, the mandir dedicated to Durga is not the monkey temple of Varanasi. Or at least not according to our guide and I tend to beleive him, because the monkey temple is dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey God. No wonder you don't find monkeys in this temple. Otherwise it is a nice small temple,... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As the second monkey temple I visited in India, I had kind of expected more from this. It was nice to see the monkeys (top tip: take NOTHING valuable), but the temple itself wasn't anything special at all. If you want to save money, leave your bag, camera and mobile phone at home. Otherwise you'll be expected to drop it... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its a pretty good place also go to nearby Tulsi manas and sankat mochan temple. There are some monkeys around make sure to remove your spectacles. Ideal time to go in evening and also for the info music festival is going here on 8th April and celebrities like Gulam ali and Birju maharaj will be performing

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Essentuki, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This temple is devoted to Hindu deity Durga. The temple has a large stone built pond with it. The Durga Mandir boasts of its fine stone works, which is a beautiful example of north Indian stone work arts. Worth visiting but be ready that pond is not well-maintained and generally temple is not well-maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Adjoining the Manas temple is Goddess Durga Devi temple, which is an ancient structure of stone and beautifully laid Architecture on the outside. Inside one gets to see Devi Durga in a big statute form and considered very effective in blessing devotees wishes to make them come true. This is for those who are on pilgrimage and religious minded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Not much crowd.Clean & not too congested, Saw only one monkey. The Idol of the godess is very attractive. There are several smaller temples in the surrounding the main daity. The priests do not demand any money & accept whatever is given.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of Main attraction of Varanasi. The temple belongs to Goddess Durga and hundred of tourist/Devotee visit the temple on daily base. The temple is also known as a monkey temple due to presence of monkeys. Found peace in temple.

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