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Address: Varanasi, India

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

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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you are interested to watching the social interaction of monkeys this Temple is a must. We spent a long while totally enthralled by the many families of monkeys interacting with each other; i don't know whether different times of day bring these fascinating beings out, we were there at about 4pm, but it really was the highlight of this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to the Monkey Temple in a trip that included this one. It is a temple for Hannuman, and you can not take your camera's or phones inside, I suppose because of the monkeys. There are actually some monkeys living there, not a lot. if I hear Monkey Temple, I think: Temple full of Monkeys :p There was also... More 

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Address: Varanasi, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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