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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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  • Yes, as non-Indian, you have to pay a small entrance fee but, for me, this was well worth it. It is a tiny temple but just wonderful. The termite-proof wood on the temple and adjacent temples is excel...  more »
  • Place complicated by the soldiers who do not allow you to carry anything (to my forced me to leave my watch out!) or machines photos and then by the number of people moving there. I did not enjoy it by the circumstances
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  • This is a very small but beautiful temple, close to the Ganga river. If you are a tourist you need to pay the entrance (~20 INR.) It has beautiful wood carvings. If you want to enter indoors you need ...  more »
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  • Its replica of Shri Pashupatinath ji (nepal) .. must Visit !! Har Har Mahadev
  • 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.
  • Beautiful replica of Kathmandu's Pashupati temple. It's small but the wood carvings are beautiful and the baba's let us go inside the shrine without any hassle. Serene and peaceful.
  • Its construction was the eye catching part of this temple.
  • Loved the elegant wooden carvings on this temple. From here, it's a great location to see the view of the Ganges.