New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

#4 of 55 in Historic Sites in Varanasi
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Vranasi trip without this temple is just incomplete. The temple is heart of Varanasi . The temple offers to look at rich Indian culture and devotion.  more »
  • Though well built architecturally , it belied my expectations . I had been there in the evening . It is located well within the BHU campus . There were several visitors to the temple . I saw quite.....  more »

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