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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

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Address: Lalita Ghat (near Manikarnika Ghat), Varanasi, India

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Sweet little temple

Lovely little temple with a good view of Manikarnika Ghat. Interesting to compare the Nepali temple style with other temples in Varanasi and across India--far more use of wood... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Meera K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lovely little temple with a good view of Manikarnika Ghat. Interesting to compare the Nepali temple style with other temples in Varanasi and across India--far more use of wood, different color palette and symbolic imagery, etc.

1 Thank Meera K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have spent a lot of time at this temple. There is a lovely terrace, very peaceful where you can take in the Ganges and the ghats. Worth the 20 or 30 rupees entrance fee.

Thank natasha a
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This temple might be a bit tricky to find, but if you haven't been in Nepal already it can be interesting. They ask for a small entrance fee.

Thank AidanBonin
Varanasi, India
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

nice handycraft work on wood also saying story of hindu culture.most of tourist like to visit . morning site seen by boat also before burning ghat this place we can see.

Thank ankitmusichouse
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nepali Ghat is famous for Nepalese Temple on the ghat. Nepalese King of the Gorkha Dynasty built this temple in the 19th century, during that time Varanasi was popular with Nepalese. The architecture of the temple follows the architecture of Pashupatinath temple, which is situated in Nepal, Kathmandu. This temple is built on a square platform and the pillars are... More 

1 Thank chandrapriti
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a beautiful temple in varanasi . It is constructed like pashupathi temple and is a very peaceful place.

Thank Deepthy L
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

A nice temple and experienced a puja ceremony from monk. This temple is located near the Main Ghat and is great for photo ops.

1 Thank Joe M
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Nepali temple is tiny, but the intricate (and sexually explicit) carvings will absorb more of your time than its size would suggest. It reminded me very strongly of some temples in Tansen, Nepal.

2 Thank Iainbryson
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Yes, as non-Indian, you have to pay a small entrance fee but, for me, this was well worth it. It is a tiny temple but just wonderful. The termite-proof wood on the temple and adjacent temples is excellent. It is so different to the large Hindu temples in Varanasi - very well worth visiting.

Thank SWeaver12
Santa Clara, California
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a very small but beautiful temple, close to the Ganga river. If you are a tourist you need to pay the entrance (~20 INR.) It has beautiful wood carvings. If you want to enter indoors you need to take out your shoes.

Thank Jack F

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