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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

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Address: Varanasi, India
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Beautiful but No Monkeys

This temple is accessible only to Hindu worshipers but you can peer inside and walk around its beautiful colours in this spiritual city

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not really special. But many monkeys there and our kids loved them. You need to leave all your belongings outside because there are very tight limitations. In any case there is a safety box area just on the right for 10 rupees.

Thank massimo g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A temple seemed to purify me with a darshan I had in this. Lots of monkeys I encountered while visiting here. Recommend to add this in city tour.

Thank Anil K
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many temples in India. This one is in a busy neighbourhood and surrounded with people selling stuff.. it's painted red and very dirty with black soot everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This temple is accessible only to Hindu worshipers but you can peer inside and walk around its beautiful colours in this spiritual city

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I went to the Durga (Monkey) Temple whilst visiting Varanasi during a tour of northern India. The 19th century temple gets its name from the aggressive macaque monkeys that apparently swarm around it in the afternoon. We went in the morning and only saw two of them – the rest were apparently out foraging in the local... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Durga temple is also on must see temple for the people who are visiting Varanasi. It is bit far away from ghats, but can be combined with Sankat Mochan darshan. the temple is beautiful and Maa shakti is very Attractive. You like to keep looking at her. There is peace in Temple

Thank venkatveg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Durga Mandir, also known as Durga Kund is otherwise called as monkey temple. It is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple is dedicated to Maa Durga.Adjustant to the temple is a Kund (Pond), which was earlier connected to the Ganges. Hence the name goes as Durga Kund. It is said that this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

durga temple located in heart of city with rush of tourists and piligrimages..very supportive people around the temple

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful temple that gives you an idea of Hindu practices. Very nice compound that includes several temples and a courtyard where monks chant sutras. It's best if you go with a guide who can explain. Watch out for monkey thieves!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is another interesting temple and the architecture is worth admiring ....did not manage to do a tour inside due to time constraints

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