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Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

·  Summer: 30 to 45° C (Very Hot)
·  Winter: 5 to 15° C (Chilled)
·  Monsoon: July to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 02:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 11:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the India’s most famous Hindu temples located in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Known as one of twelve Jyotirlingas, the temple is regarded as the epicenter of all the karmic activities.
Standing proudly on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, this temple is visited by millions of visitors from around the world, every year. The temple is decked like a new bride on the occasion of Mahashivratri. During the month of Saawan the temple and nearby areas shine like a pearl.
In order to visit the temple, one has to pass through the glittering Vishwanath Gali. The gali is popular in Varanasi for affordable shopping.
Other nearby attractions include, New Kashi Vishwanath Temple (located in Banaras Hindu University campus), Alamgir Mosque, Annapurna Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Ramnagar and the 5 important ghats.


Road: Transport buses are available to reach the temple from Varanasi and its neighbouring cities. Private buses also run from other cities. The road condition is good and offers a comfortable travelling experience.

Railway: Varanasi Junction Railway Station (located about 5 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the temple. You can take auto rickshaws or cycle rickshaws from the station. Buses and taxis are also available.

Airway: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (located about 28 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the temple. There are direct international flights from and to the airport. You can book a cab to reach the temple.