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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  • July 22, 2017
    This is a hidden gem that even locals don't know about. It is a replica of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, & constructed here by a Nepalese king. This temple is completely different from all th...  more »
  • April 4, 2017
    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 »
  • March 29, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Must visit place a treasure in varanasi heritage building . It need to preserved properly . Peaceful atmosphere Ganga positive vibes a spiritual place
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • March 16, 2017
    That was very good place ......and i also like the wooden work of that Temple..........πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
  • December 25, 2016
    Very good place ....:) And not hugely crowded...must visit in Banaras..
  • October 23, 2016
    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.

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