Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi

3.9
Admire the vibrant red building of Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), an 18th-century complex dedicated to the Hindu mother goddess Durga. Many, however, refer to the red ochre temple by the primate residents on its premises. Take a walk around the lush green courtyard of the temple, whose idol, legend has it, spontaeously appeared. Admire the dramatic verticality of the Nagara architecture. Shoes and photography are not allowed on the perimeter; non-Hindus can only visit the courtyard and not the inner sanctum. Plan your visit to Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Varanasi vacation planner .
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  • It is Hindu God maa Durga temple and it's famous for money because many of monkeys are traveling but they are good visit it in navratri it's looking like zoo beautiful temple  more »
  • - Very nice experience - Positive energy atmosphere - Located near Tulsi Manas Temple - Red color stands out. Unique to perhaps whole of Varanasi. - Watch out if somebody offers you anything for free(...  more »
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  • Vibrant place. Actually it's a temple of Goddess Drugs which used to be crowded by many monkeys, so also known as monkey temple in many books and on internet also. But the Priests prefer it to be called Durga temple only. So they tried to remove monkeys and were partly successful also. So now not so many monkeys are visible around it.
  • Very nice temple with historical importance. You can feel best spiritual peace here. Park behind temple is good and well maintained and very clean environment. In navaratri here very good decorations and programs are held. Temple, pond & park makes this place so beautiful. Must visit. You'll love it.
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