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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi

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Religious Site
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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  • Without much interest. Temple with a lot of monkeys to visit that only if you have time to waste
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  • It says none Hindus are not allowed but our guide just took us in the side entrance. Photos are not allowed, but our guide said take some quickly, which I did and no-one seemed to mind! Very active te...  more »
  • This is a must Visit Place in Varanasi. Very Famous among tourist, they come from all accross the world to take Darshan.  more »
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  • Small & Beautiful temple on Chunar Road.
  • Jai mata di