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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

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Beautiful Temple of Goddess Durga..

First of all this temple is not monkey temple. Monkeys can be found around the campus but actual temple where a lot of monkeys live is Sankat Mochan temple. This temple is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
kumarshail88
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is located at one km from Assi Ghat. Lots of monkeys with red face. Nice Devi Durga idol with two copper lion. Photography is prohibited in the tample. Free locker facilities for keeping shoes and camera. Hazard of 'Pandas' is less than other temple.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all this temple is not monkey temple. Monkeys can be found around the campus but actual temple where a lot of monkeys live is Sankat Mochan temple. This temple is situated in Durgakund area of Varanasi. There is huge pond which is known as Kund near by this temple. This is one of the famous temples in Varanasi.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice little Temple although quite hard to find from Tuk Tuk. There were lots of monkeys which some did grab onto people so would have to be careful with children. A pleasant visit bonus was free entry and a free place To leave bags in lockers but not worth a long journey just to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice temple .. The amazing red colour of the temple is cool .. No photography inside the temple . The beautiful Durga us adorned wth real ges and stones .. And protected by two lions made of copper . Definitely wrth a visit

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Thank Pinaki R
Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monkey temple is mainly Dedicated to Devi Durga. Temple near to this is Lord Ganesha temple. Assi ghat is near about 1 K.M away from this Temple. Must visit temple for religious people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Monkey Temple...it's all in the name. There's nothing really spectacular about this temple. It's average as temples go. Perhaps the exclusivity of it (no cameras allowed) gives it some allure, but once you figure out there's nothing exciting going on behind the walls, it's just another place in India with monkies...

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Thank Michelle G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

By comparison, durga temple is better in all aspects. Place for keeping footwear is available. Neat, not much looting by pandas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Not even a single monkey as ppl said. Kuch bi. Sitting for 30mins give you the good feel. Remembers me the redfort

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A nice old durga temple to visit on this holy trip to Varanasi. Beware of Touts and Pandits, who pester you for their living!

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Udaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

After seeing 4 temples this day, each one being almost the same as the last (and like the countless other "must see" temples around India"), all I can say is that this one had monkeys with a pool that they dived into from the trees. Hilarious and worth the visit...

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