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New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The place is a good architecture in the campus of BHU. The place is very quiet and peaceful. The nerves get relaxed and mind stressless. The temple is also not very crowded which adds to its advantage...  more »
  • Well maintained temple. Inside is peaceful. Though it being a hangout place for most of us college students we spend more time outside the main temple premises. There are little eating places outside ...  more »
  • It's an interesting place to see. You pay before entry and leave your shoes. The surface can be cold, would recommend socks. On each level there are a number of deities and there is some music being p...  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