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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
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US$39.00*
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including...
Ranked #19 of 121 things to do in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting but A LOT of people pushing and shoving so go with someone who knows what they are doing!

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"few seconds"
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"dedicated to lord shiva"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do the walk through the narrow streets of the "old Town'" you'll get a glimpse of the Golden Temple and an adjoining mosque. Security is tight and the site is restricted to Hindus. Treat it as being part of the walk and not as a destination. Interesting that such riches [the gold cladding] on the roof can co-exist with extreme poverty.
Much is made of the fact that a temple and a mosque are side by side.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although is was terribly busy and had to wait 5.5 hours in line to get into the golden temple, it was worth every second of the wait.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally people choose to go to Kashi temple in the morning but we decided to go at an odd time around 3.30/4 pm. The security check was a breeze as we had already deposited our bags and cameras in the locker outside the premises. There was absolutely no rush . For once we could have a quiet and serene darshan of the Shivaling . We had goosebumps as the sight was so overwhelming. We could do some offering and take the blessings of the lord . We must have done some good karmas to have such a fantastic view . Gratitude was the word that came immediately in our hearts.

Thank nemokumar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thus is the place to start my our trip in varanasi and if possible after a dip. In the holy ganges. Do remember to keep. Ur leather and electronic items where you are staying. All not allowed and no official. Lockers avilable there. Local shops have lockers but u have to. Purchase lots of things there ma's a fees for the. Locker.

Thank manansomani
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