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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 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Mildayil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Havelock North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dirty smelly and hardly any monekys there. Do not get drawn into going into the temple as you will be fleeced for money. The only time i felt truly ripped off during my India trip.

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank priyankprudhvi
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

it is a cleanest temple all round with good vibration one can get.i visit every yearfor last13 years and really i gfeel highly happy with heartful of goodness.one cannot miss this. preists/pandits are also good, of course,one has to shell out some money as in every temple but not compulsory

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