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Kathmandu offers a plethora of attractions for its tourists. It is a perfect destination for trekkers, mountaineers, adventure lovers, travel lovers and honeymoon couples. Its high mountain peaks, stupas, temples and adventure activities attracts people of all ages. So come lets explore the amazing kathmandu.

Himalayas : Pilgrimage : Journey to Kathmandu

Journey to Kathmandu

Sadhu in  Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley is located at an altitude of 1,336 m, covering an area of 218-sq-miles. There is no fixed time to visit the place. You can visit it any time of the year. The valley consists of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), the three cities, which has great historical and cultural significance.

The places of worships in Kathmandu are:

Machchhendrananth Temple:
This temple is dedicated to Sweta Machchhendra Bahal. It is situated between Indra Chowk and Asan. The temple has a beautiful artistic architecture.

Akash Bhairav Temple:
It is a three-storied temple situated in Indra Chowk, the main market avenue. It is a major tourist attraction.

Hanumandhoka (Durbar Square):
This place signifies the cultural and religious life of the people of Nepal. It is the historic seat of royalty. The place has old temples and places. It is at this place where the kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Places of attractions here are Taleju Temple, Kal Bhairav, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, and the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and the Jagannath Temple.

Temple of Kumari (Kumar Ghar):
This temple or the home of Living Goddess, "Kumari", is situated in the surrounding area of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The architecture of the building showcases magnificent wooden work in the balconies and window screens.

It is located near the Temple of Kumari, It is said that King Laxmi Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the 16th century built this temple. It is said that the construction of this temple is made from the wood of a single tree. The city of Kathmandu is named after this temple.

Bhadrakali Temple:
The Bhadrakali Temple is located at the eastern border of the Tundikhel, near Shahid Gate. The temple is also known as Lumarhi temple and is one of the main "Shakta" temples of Kathmandu city.

If you travel about 8 km north of Kathmandu, you will come across an extraordinary massive statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining of the bed of snake at the foot of Sivapuri hill. It is a magnificent example of stone sculptures of Lichchhavi period in the 5th century. The statue is located in the middle of a small pond and seems to float in water.

This is one of the world's most famous Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000-years-old. Painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is at a distance of 3 km from Kathmandu City and is situated on a small hill at an altitude of 77m.

Among the other major places of worships are

Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Guheswari Temple near Pashupatinath this temple is located. Here only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple courtyard.

The Stupa of Chabahil

Chandra Vinayak:
The temple of Chandra Vinayak is situated about 200 m. north of Chabahil stupa. The temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha.

The Stupa of Bouddhnath: it is one of the biggest stupa in the world.

Shekha Narayan temple represents the four Narayanas of the kathmandu valley.

Dakshinkali: the temple of Dashinkali is situated about 2 km south of Shekha Narayan. It is one of the most important Hindu Goddesses pilgrims.

Krishna Mandir: This 17th century temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple is first example of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal, which is completely made of stone and has 21 spires.

Among other attractions are:

Mahaboudha: The Buddhist temple made of clay bricks. The temple portrays the terra-cotta style of architecture.

Hiranya Verna Mahavihar: It is a three-storied golden pagoda of lokshwor (Lord Buddha). Built during the twelfth century by king Bhaskar Verma.

Rudra Varna Mahavihar: This unique Buddhist monastery has fine and amazing collection of images and statues in metal, stone and wood.

The Ashokan Stupas: It comprises of four ancient stupas built by emperor Ahoka at the four corners of Patan. The four stupas are situated in Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Ebahi and in Teta.

Nyatapola Temple
Bhairavnath Temple
Dattatraya Temple:
Surya Vinayak

Changu Narayan: It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley.

Among the other major tourist attractions are:

National Museum
Natural History Museum:
The National Art Gallery

If you are an adventure sports buff than you have ample options to choose from like:

Heli skiing
Weekend Camping
Angling & Fishing
Motorbike Safari
River Rafting
Rock Climbing
Skiing & Heliskiing
The Royal Chitwan National Park
Trekking in Nepal
Royal Bardia National Park

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