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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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ko phangnan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

This temple is worth a visit but it is not the monkey temple. Visit the hanuman temple if your looking for monkeys. The Durga Temple is beautiful and quite spirtual with many different deities to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I loved the monkeys, the quality of products on the trek up and the view! I wished I bought more gifts at this spot but my goal was making it to the top of this mountain filled with monasteries, monkeys and wild friendly dogs.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This review is only worth if you are a religious person. The Durga temple is a 400+ Years old temple located in a premium part of the city. Its been said thet if you wish fr anything her that get completed. The campus is huge, you can meditate if you wish too. If will find saints doing reading of various... More

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