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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi

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Admire the vibrant red building of Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), an 18th-century complex dedicated to the Hindu mother goddess Durga. Many, however, refer to the red ochre temple by the primate residents on its premises. Take a walk around the lush green courtyard of the temple, whose idol, legend has it, spontaeously appeared. Admire the dramatic verticality of the Nagara architecture. Shoes and photography are not allowed on the perimeter; non-Hindus can only visit the courtyard and not the inner sanctum. To visit Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and get the most from your holiday in Varanasi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Varanasi family vacation planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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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