New Vishwanath Temple
Better known as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, this is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world. Moreover, this is the holiest existing place for Hindus in the country. The Shivalingam worshipped here is said to be the oldest and holiest of all other Jyotiralingams. The temple is also known as the Golden Temple as the gopuram or upper facade is wrapped in gold sheets. This place of worship is also mentioned in the Mahabharata which has always made Varanasi the holiest place of worship for the Hindus in the world. The temple was built much later by a Maratha queen named Ahilyabai Holkar. This is also one of the most visited places on Earth.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
This temple dedicated to Hanuman ji is small but peaceful. You will not experience the rush that one invariably witnesses at Kashi Vishwanath temple. Avoid going on a saturday as it will be jam packed. It's great because you can take your time and do darshan for as long or less a time as you wish. A must visit for devotees and even otherwise.
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Also known as just the Vishwanath Temple, this is the one temple around which the whole city partly revolves around. This is not only the most important place for Hindu pilgrimage but also one of the most important temples all round the world. The mention of kashi was even there during the Mahabharata but the temple was built during the 18th Century by the the Maratha queen named Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. This temple is also known as the Golden Temple because of the gold wrapped main spire of the temple. There are smaller shrines too inside the temple complex and the evening aarti here on the Dashashwamedh Ghat is a sight to behold.
Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)
This is an 18th Century temple built on the southern part of Varanasi. This temple is built in the Naagra Style and the credit goes to some Bengali queen of that era. The beautiful design of multiple spires make the temple look grand and the red and ochre colour combination is the symbol of the Mother Goddess. The main deity here is Goddess Durga who represents Shakti or power. Adjacent to this temple is a rectangular tank which is also known as the Durga Kund. This was at one time linked with the river but the connection is not there now. Most people come here to worship during the Navaratri.
Shree Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. The temple is an old architecture building and is surrounded by a big park. behind is a big lake. the temple says and ask only hindu to visit inside the main campus. the temple also has a lot of monkeys around. you will see many smaller shrines and the cremations on one side of the Bagmati Rivier, and priests ministering to the faithful on platforms on the other side. This was the highlight of our cultural tour of Kathmandu.