Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Varanasi

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Admire vermillion colored walls lined with dark and elaborately carved planks at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), a Nepalese-style Hindu shrine built on a Ganges ghat by the King of Nepal. Termite-resistant wood and carvers were brought from Nepal in 1843 to construct this compact structure featuring exquisite woodwork and pagoda-style architecture. Surrounded by tamarind and peepal trees, the temple houses a Shiva lingam and offers a sweeping view of Varanasi and the sacred river. Made of baked bricks, stone and wood, this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a replica of Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple. Our Varanasi travel route planner makes visiting Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) and other Varanasi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A small temple accessible from the ghat Nepálí is an oasis of peace and rest in the bustling Varanasi. It's like you've been transferred to remote Nepal. The black-red wooden building and temple seem very authentic. A moment of sitting near the Manikarnika ghat is priceless. Entry is 20 rupees, but no one asked me to.
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  • We visited this temple during a guided hike through the northern ghats in Varanasi. The hike took place on foot because in the height of the monsoon season (we were in Varanasi in August) the high lev...  more »
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  • This temple is famous for its exquisite architecture and wood work. It is believed that the temple was built by King of Nepal and thus, this shrine is also called Nepali Temple. It is situated in the Lalita Ghat and catches the attention of many visitors in Varanasi. The intricate wood carving is what attracts visitors the most; the temple reflects the refined taste for good architecture taste of the rulers of Nepal.
  • One of the most exquisite temples located at the bank of River Ganges! Serenity and divinity all over. Must visit place in Varanasi ❤️
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