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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Varanasi

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Admire vermillion colored walls lined with dark and elaborately carved planks at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), a Nepalese-style Hindu shrine built on a Ganges ghat by the King of Nepal. Termite-resistant wood and carvers were brought from Nepal in 1843 to construct this compact structure featuring exquisite woodwork and pagoda-style architecture. Surrounded by tamarind and peepal trees, the temple houses a Shiva lingam and offers a sweeping view of Varanasi and the sacred river. Made of baked bricks, stone and wood, this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a replica of Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple. Before you head to Varanasi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Varanasi trip generator, to make sure you see all that Varanasi has to offer, including Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple).
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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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  • Lovely little temple with a good view of Manikarnika Ghat. Interesting to compare the Nepali temple style with other temples in Varanasi and across India--far more use of wood, different color palette...  more »
  • I have spent a lot of time at this temple. There is a lovely terrace, very peaceful where you can take in the Ganges and the ghats. Worth the 20 or 30 rupees entrance fee.  more »
  • This temple might be a bit tricky to find, but if you haven't been in Nepal already it can be interesting. They ask for a small entrance fee.  more »
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  • Must visit place a treasure in varanasi heritage building . It need to preserved properly . Peaceful atmosphere Ganga positive vibes a spiritual place
  • Must visit in the morning, you can get the best view of Varanasi ghats from here. Quiet place, there are old wooden benches to sit and enjoy the breeze.
  • That was very good place ......and i also like the wooden work of that Temple..........πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
  • Very good place ....:) And not hugely crowded...must visit in Banaras..
  • The King of Nepal had built this temple on Lalita ghat on Ganga river at Varanasi in Nepali style. This Nepali temple is also called the Kathwala temple. The temple has some magnificent and articulate woodwork.