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Address: Nr. Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India

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Alamgir Mosque

Alamgir Mosque is situate at Panchganga ghat. We need to climb few steps to reach this mosque from Panchganga ghat. Veni(Beni) Madhav temple also situated opposite to this mosque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2016
pavankumarraju
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Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Alamgir Mosque is situate at Panchganga ghat. We need to climb few steps to reach this mosque from Panchganga ghat. Veni(Beni) Madhav temple also situated opposite to this mosque. As i heard Aurangazeb occupied the Veni Madhav temple and constructed this mosque.

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Brasilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Since the toews were taken don for risk of falling, you cant really tell this is amosque until somebody tells you. We arrived there totally by chance, and were amazed by the place, history and voews.

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Bhopal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This mosque is very old and maintained by the trust. In the evening they light up the tombs with some colourful lights to give a nice view to it. Good place.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The Alamgir Mosque, Varanasi, also known as Beni Madhav ka Darera and Aurangzeb's Mosque, is a mosque built in the 17th century by emperor Aurangzeb over the ruins of a Hindu temple in Varanasi. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu temple, built by Beni Madhur Rao Scindia, a Maratha chieftain, was demolished when the emperor Aurangzeb had captured Banaras and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

A real quit place with a small square and amazing view over Ganges. We got a nice little show of the mosque. Not really that impressive on the inside but it was nice. We paid about a hundred rupees each. A little expensively compared to other activities.

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Lund, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

OK, the mosque has a good view and it has also an interesting history. I went inside the mosque and the man in charge told me that an English man had flown into the minerat and that is why there is none today. The mosque itself is plain and doesn't offer much to see. This is not a place you... More 

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It quite beautiful and the history is pretty amazing. There was a beni madhav mandir (vishnu temple) and Aurangzeb (the last Mughal Emperor of India) demolished it and build the mosque in it's place. People forget that certain remains of the beni madhav temple are still there, very close to the mosque. However, the mosque is beautiful, it a replica... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was walking the ghats all the way from Assi Ghat to Kashi Railway Station. I saw the rising minarets from the riverfront and asked a young 10 year old boy how can I get up there. The boy said he can be my guide for 100 rupees. I agreed because I tought it could be a fun and adventurous... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

See this from the river but dont bother with going there unless u are a student of architecture - there is no point going inside as you cant get into the main building - there is a small prayer area at the front which is chained up - you can enter and pay the asked for 50 shekels but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I like both the origin stories of this mosque - the police constable who was living in a tent on the premises gave us one and the guide book gave us the second. The mosque itself is stunning and quite a monument to the reach of the Mughal empire.

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