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New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

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The tallest temple tower in the world makes New Vishwanath Temple a popular visit for tourists, devotees, and students of architecture. Set within the spacious campus of the Benaras Hindu University, the 86.5 m (284 ft) high tower represents an iconic city landmark you won't easily miss. Built between 1931 and 1966, the modern shrine features many statues of Lord Shiva and interior walls inscribed with passages from the "Bhagavad-Gita." The vibrant campus teems with students, which means you'll find many inexpensive eating joints in the area. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to New Vishwanath Temple by using our Varanasi vacation route planner.
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  • One of the very few places that isn't very crowded. Beautiful architecture. Terraces have seats . One can spend good time there. Located at the university. Loads of eateries outside the temple. U can ...  more »
  • This temple is located on the University campus, and is the usual noise and dirt, which otherwise is spared in Varanasi. To highlight both the outside and the inside very impressive - are the paintings and the imposing architecture.
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  • This temple is located in Banaras Hindu University and is very pleasant and beautiful. unlike kashi vishwanath temple the access to this temple is very good, clear and clean.  more »
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  • Known ae VT, to the people of Baranasi, this temple is a work of perfection. It was probably the highest temple in the world and a must visit one. Students of BHU enjoy hanging around this place and atmosphere is nice too.
  • I always wish the main Vishveshwara temple structure too was this beautiful. This is easily one of the most gorgeous temple structures I've ever seen. Located within the campus of the Hindu University, this is one of the places that gets thousands of visitors every day.
  • Just awesome. The cleanest temple I have ever visited.
  • It is also famous as VT among the students and faculty of BHU.. probably every student goes to this place in the evenings. For the people of varanasi it is known to be new vishwanath mandir. This is the highest temple in Asia
  • It's the peaceful place coffee outside the BT . It's the famous Birla temple