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A good example of Nagra architecture style.

One of the most powerful shrine of Durga which is also known as monkey temple as per availability of huge number of monkeys during festival time. Non Hindus are not allowed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jainendra r
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a brief visit to the monkey temple as part of a tour of the temples. Out of all that we had seen in the city the atmosphere in here blew us away the most. Tuesdays are apparently the best day to go and you really feel the energy and ceremony from everything happening around you.

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Thank Rob M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Filthy place and then you have to take off your shoes, Nice to see the monkeys, there are plenty of them to entertain you.

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Thank Helento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most powerful shrine of Durga which is also known as monkey temple as per availability of huge number of monkeys during festival time. Non Hindus are not allowed to enter but we saw some foreigners inside the temple. By cleanliness, this place can be made more beautiful and attractive. Uncontrolled Jeffers all around the temple is really... More 

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Thank jainendra r
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit to this temple. Shoes are required to be removed upon entry, and tip given to the shoe man afterwards.. We only saw a few monkeys when we went. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Racheenz
Ulricehamn, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special place and as the name suggests is full of monkeys. It,s one of those place you don't forget .....deserves a visit

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Thank Elisabet F
Kolhapur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple has good archtecture and is coloured in red, There is pond of water which is called dugakund, It is also known as Monkey temple as there r monkies havouring all around, photography is prohibited inside, very peaceful and fully religious must visit

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Thank amy9090
Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were the only tourists visiting at the time and found the temple beautiful and totally different to what we had seen, it was however very dirty and I had forgotten socks (you are not permitted to enter with shoes on)

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Durga temple is the temple of Maa Kushmanda, who is one of the Navadurgas. It has also a shrine for Chand Bhairav. It also has a pond adjacent to the temple and is called Durga Kund.

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Thank pranesh613
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Varanasi it is inevitable that you will visit a temple.. I mean come on! This is one of the more unique temples in that there are literally monkeys everywhere there...! The only downside for me (I am a professional photographer) is that there is NO PHOTOGRAPHY allowed... ;/which I completely understand, and actually really helps you just be... More 

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Painted once a year with red ochre. Built in the 18th century by a wealthy Bengali maharani. In the North Indian Nagara style. It is multi tired with a spire, very lovely. Nonhindus can enter and into the courtyard and temple area where we saw the Goddess Parvati. She was black. No westerners there at the time, lots of worshipers... More 

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