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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #18 of 52 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Durga Temple is one of the most important worship place for the people of Varanasi City and a very well known landmark as well. There is a pond just next to the temple, because of which the place is also called DurgaKund (Pond of Godess Durga). The distance of the temple is 8-9 kms from the main railway station (Cantt... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Durga temple situated in Varanasi, is known as the "Monkey Temple" because of the presence of huge number of monkeys, . The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It is one of the worth visit at Varanasi. The idol of Goddess Durga present here is 'SWAYAMBOO' (self born). Large number of; Hindu devotees visit this temple during the Dasara... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A holy place in Indian sub-continent to experience MOTHER GODDESS SHE helped devotee and also honored request of devotee to be there for ever. Visit with faith.

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Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

be aware from monkey.they can snatched your mobile , specs,bags even handkys also.other than lots of monkey there is nothing lots to see.

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new mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'm not a big fan of monkeys so I may not be too objective here. It's one of the must see sights in Varanasi so we went. There are lots and lots of monkeys, everywhere - and a lot of shrines.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dirty place. Actually the visit is just to see the golden dome. Lots of military people guarding the place. Nothing interesting

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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