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. Plan to visit New Vishwanath Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Varanasi attractions using our Varanasi trip planner .
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  • I remember well what to listen to, not an explanation. If this stop the giveaway tourist BHU. A big Hindu temple.
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  • As for temples in the holy city of Varanasi the New Vishwaath temple is a great huge and majestic and relative new temple to visit.  more »
  • New Vishwanath Temple is a replica of the main golden temple . In this place also non-hindus are wellcome. It is one of the most famous temples and biggest tourist attractions in the holy city of Vara...  more »
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  • An awesome place. You feel so relaxed here. It is so saffron and green. One of the best place for hindu people. It is located in bhu campus and is nearly 30km from approx. I have experienced this Temple lovely.
  • Peaceful, open, green and divine place suitable for praying and meditation. Granted structure of temple is worth seeing. The campus of temple is very spacious so you can sit here and feel the nature and divine powers of Lord shiva. Out side the temple there are small shops of handicrafts which attracts the visitors. If you want to feel the spirit of kashi, you should visit the temple.
  • This Temple situated in the heart of Banaras Hindu university , 2 floor temple . Nice cool and peaceful environment , Best place in university to hangout , mostly in evening time and morning too . Some shops are also here , ATM , hotels everything available near entrance gate .
  • It's a great place to visit. It's infrastructure relaxes the mind and provide peace to soul. Every facility right from fooding to shopping is available. People can easily spend hours there. Proper guide to enter and cleanliness is arranged. In all its a good tourist place too.
  • Must visit for all the travellers here in this holy city :) Good architecture and very we’ll constructed . The design us just flawless !!!!

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