Being dedicated to the country itself, it is one of the rarest temples in the country. India is famous for its millions of temples and nationalist spirit, but there are very few places that commemorate the country itself. And since this is such a rare temple, it is visited by almost everyone who comes to Varanasi. Situated within the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus, it was inaugurated by Gandhi himself in 1936. It was supposed to be an inspiring beacon of love and hope for all who were fighting against the British. Instead of a statue of a deity that looks like a human, this temple’s statue is that of mountains, plains and oceans.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Time required: 1-2 hours
  • Tip: Be respectful as it is a place of national significance.
  • Best for: Among the unique places to visit in Varanasi.
  • Nearby Attractions: Durga Temple, The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Vishwanath Khand
  • Nearby Restaurants: Chestnuts Sigra, Jyoti Cafe, London Live Restaurant, Varuna Restaurant, Phulwari Restaurant and Sami Cafe, Just Rolls
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near Bharat Mata Temple