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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  • Upon submitting all of my belongings in the free locker I started my way to the main gate. I literally had to submit all my belongings except the clothes that I was wearing. Even my belt was taken off...  more »
  • 02 December, 2017. We (The Wife, Junior and Yours Truly) had arrived in Varanasi at 7am by bus from Delhi, and headed to the hotel (Palace on Step). From there, our first point of visit was possibly t...  more »
  • It is the ultimate aim of all Hindu religious people in India to visit Kashi or Varanasi or Banares at least once in their life time. There is recorded history that a temple and the ghats existed in V...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • 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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The old city of Varanasi has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of accommodations has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand from across India and further afield. Perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding the ghats on the west bank of the river. You can find an eclectic mix of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. North of the station sit the most luxurious of the city's accommodations, with views of the tributary that runs through the north, and a range of additional facilities.
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