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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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  • My partner and I went by ourselves with little understanding of the Hindu culture/religion and yes it was fascinating but we had not clue what was going on. We recommend finding some sort of guide. No...  more »
  • The temple is unique as it is made of red stone and neatly built. The presiding deity is the Goddess Durga who is worshipped by everybody. The temple is also known as Monkey temple, because of the pre...  more »
  • this place is good enough for enjoying with friends and family. The place is full of monkeys and can be enjoyed best in winters. 
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