Built in 1964 the Tulsi Manas Mandir is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi. It is made up of white marble and the beautiful garden adds to its attractiveness. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Rama and was constructed by the Sureka family of Banaras. The temple has beautiful images of the Lord Ram, Mother Sita, Lakshman and Lord Hanuman. The wall of the temple has various scenes depicted from the epic Ramcharitmanasa. There is a museum in the premises which has a rare collection of manuscripts of the Ramayana and other artefacts.
Visit the temple during the Sawan mela in July-August when the whole temple is illuminated and gets a makeover.
Don’t miss out on the jhankis (tableau) at the first floor that depict stories from Ramayana.
Bags and cameras are not allowed inside the temple.
While visiting the temple, it is advised to maintain the decorum of the sacred place.