It is a pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing (gold plated roofs) and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the bank of the holy River Bagmati. Pashulatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the entire world. Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage for Hindus in the world. On the great Festival of Shivaratri (Celebrated on February), more than 500000 people visit the temple in a day. The minute religious town itself which houses the great temple is known as Devpatan and is located 5 kilometers east of the capital city. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the main courtyard of the temple. Foreign tourists can see the temple from the other side of the Bagmati River. Further behind Pashupatinath on the east, there is another hindu temple of Guheshwori, also known as akash yogini. Guheshwori is a temple of Hindu goddess Parbati who is spouse of Shiva. In this temple also, only Hindus can enter.
Boudhanath Stupa lies in the heart of the Kathmandu city that has pulled the travelers around the world with its unique and giant form. Listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath has become a spiritual center for all the religious devotees, especially the Buddhist pilgrimage seekers. Boudhanath Stupa Tour offers the fabulous experience of spinning the prayer wheels, which is accompanied by the fluttering prayer flags over your head. With the entrances of the Tibetan refugees in 1950s, Tibetan Buddhism had sprung in Nepal and since then Boudhanath Stupa came into existence. The white mound looms 36 meters overhead with Budhha eyes on the golden top that bless you for the peace and prosperity. Boudhanath Stupa is surrounded by several Tibetan refugee settlements, souvenir shops, restaurants and monasteries.
Swayambhunath is a beautiful Buddhist Stupa at the hillside in the Kathmandu valley. It is often adorned by the fluttering Buddhist prayer flags as it is a famous pilgrimage site in Nepal. One of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is a 5th century monument that has got a fabulous vibe emerging through the painted eyes of Buddha. Swayambhunath tour offers an excellent panoramic view of the valley. It is believed that this sacred place is a self sprung destination that has transformed from the lotus flower, which was on the Lake that had prevailed throughout the valley. Devotees love to walk through the steep stone staircases, which symbolizes the journey to heaven and reaching the top of the hillside, you go on spinning the prayer wheels that offer the deep spiritual relaxation. Due to the innumerable monkeys hanging around the site, Swayambhunath is more popular as the Monkey temple.
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is one of the UNESCO listed world heritage sites and the Durbar squares in the Kathmandu valley. This mediaeval palace was once the abode of the Royal family. Constructed in the 16th century, it has got two fine courtyards, which is also known as chowks. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world. The stone and wooden craftsmanship have disclosed the rich art of the ancient period that signifies the importance of tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Kumari Chowk is a central attraction for the travelers around the world to explore the lifestyles of Kumari, who is believed to be the reincarnation of the goddess. She is highly praised and worshipped during the festivals and some special occasion. Kathmandu Durbar Square Tour is in easy access as it lies at the heart of Kathmandu and for this reason; it is one of the most visiting sites.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is popular for the artistic creation, which is a UNESCO listed world heritage site. Patan, the city itself is known as the city of arts, is located in about half an hour driving distance from Thamel. It is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. With the ancient temples that carry amazing stone and wooden sculptures, Patan Durbar Square tour offers outstanding memories. Krishna Mandir of Patan is the most renowned temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna that was built in the early 17th century. The religious harmony can be seen here as it has got the Golden temple, which is a Buddhist monastery. You can explore various Buddha images illustrated on the walls. Bhimsen Temple, Manga Hiti, Vishwanath Temple, Jagannarayan Temple, Golden Temple and others are popular temples around the Durbar Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square has been widespread with its unique and dazzling pagoda and Shikhara style temples. It is a place, where you can explore the exciting and ancient arts and architectures that are carved on the woods and stones. Not only the temples, but also the ancient palace, museum, sculptures of deities and the overall surroundings disclose the fact that has to be admired. 55 window palace, Dattatraya temple (5 stories temple built in the early 15th century, which is the tallest temple in the Kathmandu valley), Golden gate (the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind that has surmounted by a figure of the goddess Kali and Garuda), Pool, Pottery Square and many more attractions that will keep the travelers busy for the whole day.
Nagarkot is the renowned hillside tourist destination above Bhaktapur, which is about 1.5 hours drive from Kathmandu. It is extremely popular for the outstanding Himalayan views that can be seen at your eye level, including Mt. Everest, Langtang region, Tibetan peaks and many more. The sunrise view over the dramatic peaks has allured travelers around the world. From basic lodge to the world class standard hotels serve for the accommodation in Nagarkot. It is also one of the best honeymoon spots in Nepal.
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