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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

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temple of maa durga

this maa durga temple has very much importance for the locals. You can see a lot of monkeys being fed by locals. This temple has adjoining kund.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
AakashT91
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Purushotham S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Kk T
Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank TravelEager
Udaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank joeandjackieinindia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i m from varansi. we call it durgakund temple( on kund or pond adjoining the temple) not basically a monkey temple or monkey god temple ( monkey god or hanuman is another temple Sanket Mochan in Varansi close is this temple) i dont know why foreigners call it monkey temple as very few monkeys there. bht good to visit. Also... More 

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Thank Shashwat V
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this maa durga temple has very much importance for the locals. You can see a lot of monkeys being fed by locals. This temple has adjoining kund.

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Thank AakashT91
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old, interesting and magical. Loads of monkeys around this area, who are fed by the locals. Really beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Durgana temple is a very rare ancient old temple with a huge kund/pond in the center where people shower themselves with this amrit water coming from where is not known.One of the well known temples of varanasi and a must darshan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

One of many interesting temples in Varanasi. Colorful with unique backstory. Worth visiting if you are exploring Varanasi after spending time at Ganges

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