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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  • Also known as Birla mandir since it was constructed by Birlas, very nice layout of all idols of God's. Very Serene and peaceful place to visit .  more »
  • Although it is replica of the real one. It is much more easier and lesser crowd and the function of the temple is the same. Before you enter the temple, there is a famous Ice coffee store there, where...  more »
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