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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Varanasi, India
+91 96160 70706
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very Spiritual place. Be careful with monkeys. You will find very peace there. Jai MAta Di.......Sanche darwar ki Jai Ho.

Thank umesh_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple is one of the Shakti peeths or holy places where a body part of the goddess fell during tandav. The architecture of the temple emphasizes the square shape.

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monkey Temple, there are hardly any here now, is relatively small. At the same time it is popular making for a very busy experience. Liked how we could get close to the priests as well a number of gods who are celebrated.

Thank Northern_Baggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is important to note that all temples in India are active temples where people will be praying and worshiping. So take a whole bag of respect with you. You won't be seeing hordes of monkeys here, but you will find many, many devout Hindu...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Probably not very well known place for tourists because there were only a few hindus and no one else. An amazing quiet place located in the valley, beautiful

Thank Kama D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had a quick stop here , was hoping to see some monkeys as the name let on but saw maybe 2 or 3 ..Temple itself was ok devotees were sitting and chanting away in their area , there were other little areas of worship...More

Thank Mikewizowski
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It says none Hindus are not allowed but our guide just took us in the side entrance. Photos are not allowed, but our guide said take some quickly, which I did and no-one seemed to mind! Very active temple, people being shaved, having their horoscopes...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must Visit Place in Varanasi. Very Famous among tourist, they come from all accross the world to take Darshan.

1  Thank Abhishek S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Monkey Temple was part of a tour of Varanasi but we were not allowed to enter the temple. Don't know if this was a temporary ban on visits or something more permanent. We stopped on the other side of the lake that is in...More

Thank IAG2608
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you´re not pilgrim, just sit on the stairs for a while and enjoy the scene. Nice, clean and lively temple.

Thank blani
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Are shoe covers allowed instead of removing shoes?
3 December 2016|
Response from Hannah S | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't tell you sorry. I don't have shoe covers....
Avishek G
what are the timings of this temple? what is the best time to visit this temple in the morning? what are things to be followed to visit this temple ?
16 November 2016|
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Response from loki_knows | Reviewed this property |
We visited the temple by 11 a.m. There were very few people and we could get the darshan very easily. It wil be difficult to have easy darshan on Tuesdays and Fridays and of course on festival and holidays. But if you are... More