Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Varanasi

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One of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) stands on the western bank of the Ganges. Destroyed and reconstructed many times during its history, the latest edition was built by the Maratha monarch in 1780, with three domes made up of pure gold. You can enter the temple sanctum only when the chief officiating priest finishes performing his religious functions. Certain occasions host million visitors, so security measures can get very rigorous. With our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Well, I know this temple need not be rated by any one, the whole purpose of visiting Kashi itself is to visit this one temple. Need not necessary to mention that all hindus dream itself is to visit th...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Too crowded during the day time. The policemen/ priests etc posted there literally push you outside the sanctum sanctorum. In summary, it's impossible to get good darshan during the day time. I enquir...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Nice Place to visit as it has awesome exuberance. Holy spiritual place with soo much crowd as the temple is situated on the bank of river Ganga  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    The best place to visit by everyone. Every person in Hindu religion believes to visit atleast once n their whole life, but I visited thrice this , very much awaited to visit again and again... Great feeling that can't be explained in words.
  • June 22, 2017
    It is one of the best visiting place in India. The atmosphere is enchanting. The Display of next level of devotion is quit attractive. It is a must visit place though you are not a Hindu.
  • March 26, 2017
    One of magical places in Varanasi. A must visit, even if you're not a Hindu. It was amazing to witness another level of devotion displayed by lots of people who visit the temple and the temple itself definitely has strong great vibe. As a form of respect, I highly recommend to join the long queue with locals despite foreigners have privilege with a fast-track lane. You can keep your bag in the locker before the entrance gate and do come afternoon to avoid the long queue.
  • June 11, 2017
    Temples are places for peace and they should stay that way.... To reach there it is advisable that you get up early and reach there early in the morning to ditch the long que and have a peaceful spiritual experience....
  • July 7, 2017
    Divinity, spirituality, belief, devotion, culture, harmony : Everything that defines us Indians is found here. Come and get a complete mesmerizing view of Kashi and its culture.

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