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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Margao, India
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Margao, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Gandhidham, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Verona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 7 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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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

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