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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

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Address: Varanasi, India
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This is one of the Shakti Peeth Templs of Devi. A must visit place for Pillgrims visiting the holy city of Benaras. situated near Assi Ghat.

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Margao, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably not very well known place for tourists because there were only a few hindus and no one else. An amazing quiet place located in the valley, beautiful

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick stop here , was hoping to see some monkeys as the name let on but saw maybe 2 or 3 ..Temple itself was ok devotees were sitting and chanting away in their area , there were other little areas of worship with Pandits doing prayers around the main deity complex.. we waited in line for our... More 

Thank Mikewizowski
Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It says none Hindus are not allowed but our guide just took us in the side entrance. Photos are not allowed, but our guide said take some quickly, which I did and no-one seemed to mind! Very active temple, people being shaved, having their horoscopes read and various ceremonies going on all around you. You need a guide (or a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must Visit Place in Varanasi. Very Famous among tourist, they come from all accross the world to take Darshan.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monkey Temple was part of a tour of Varanasi but we were not allowed to enter the temple. Don't know if this was a temporary ban on visits or something more permanent. We stopped on the other side of the lake that is in front of the temple and took a couple of photos. Interesting architecture so certainly worth... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you´re not pilgrim, just sit on the stairs for a while and enjoy the scene. Nice, clean and lively temple.

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Margao, India
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is one of the Shakti Peeth Templs of Devi. A must visit place for Pillgrims visiting the holy city of Benaras. situated near Assi Ghat.

Thank RGPDesai
Gandhidham, India
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the middle of Varanasi city, this temple of Ma Durga is another temple of attraction to devotees.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Durga Kund temple is the primary temple dedicated to Goddess Durga in Varanasi. It also has a pond in the vicinity. Also one can spot Monkeys! Inside the temple, its serene and calm and sitting area around (i mean the stairs).

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

A short walk past many women and children begging for money saw us at the temple. Shoes off we entered a packed temple with worshippers in lines of male and female making their way to the shrine. Around the wall were men who took prayer requests for a small payment.

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