Spend a day exploring the historic sights of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is home to the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and several other durbar squares like Kathmandu Durbar Square. Hundreds of religious spots are found around Kathmandu Valley and each of them shows uniqueness in every aspects which glorifies the miraculous powers of deity. Kathmandu Durbar SquareLocated towards the south of Thamel, Kathmandu Durbar Square is commonly known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square which consists of many famous and attractive monuments that are built in Malla period.
The Taleju temple is the tallest of all structures that was built by King Mahendra in 1549 Kala Bhairav is the largest statue which represents the terrifying aspect of Lord Shiva. Likewise, the Jagannath Temple, Degu Taleju, Kasthamandap are the famous attraction of the entire durbar Square. The 17th century Kumari Temple, the house of living Goddess ‘Kumari’ is an example of the highly developed Nepali craftsmanship.
SwayambhunathSwayambhunath stupa, commonly called the ‘Monkey Temple’ as hundreds of monkey scamper about the temple all the day. Located at the hilltop of Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath stupa boasts the finest religious tolerance between hindu and buddhists culture and traditions. Although the
temple is dedicated to Lord Buddha, there are many hindu temples beside the stupa. The stupa is printed with the large eyes of Lord Buddha which is believed that those eyes are all around Kathmandu Valley to leave the scarce of peace inside. Stupa is covered by prayer wheel where worshippers come across it chant their mantras for best wishes.
From this place, you can experience the excellent panoramic view of entire Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath TempleLocated at the bank of sacred Bagmati river, Pashupatinath Temple is the Nepal’s most popular and important hindu temple surrounded by the bustling market of religious stalls selling red holy powders, marigolds, incense sticks and conch shells. The main pagoda style temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and exquisite wood carvings.
It is believed that Pashupatinath temple is the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. So, the temple is mainly dedicated to Shiva. The cremation takes place near the bank of river towards the south door of the temple. The process is done in truly hindu process.
Visit Pashupatinath for an unmatched mix of religious, cultural and spiritual experiences. Boudhanath StupaBoudhanath Stupa is the largest spherical stupa lies at the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The temple is located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu which was originally built in the 14th century.
The stupa is covered by appealing praying wheels where you can see many worshippers chanting mantra coming across those wheels. It is believed that once you
chant mantra your life is filled with peace and prosperity. During your evening walk, the stupa is crowded with so many worshippers. The ambiance will be filled with serenity. There are also nice restaurants serving delicious food facing right to the stupa in the circular path.