TOP 14 PLACES TO VISIT WHEN IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, also known as the city of temples, stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 m above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal. The valley is historically termed as “Nepal Mandala” and is home to the Newar people. The royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, you can find palaces, mansions, and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy. It has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985. Today, it is the seat of government of the Nepalese republic established in 2008 and is part of the Bagmati province. 

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Kathmandu is and has been for many years the centre of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. It has a multiethnic population with a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Tourism is an important part of the economy. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world and ranked first in Asia.

GENERAL INFO

Best time to visit: September-November

How to reach: Fly to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport or take a cab from India. Buses ply from Patna, Varanasi, Darjeeling, and Gorakhpur to Kathmandu. Read more…

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WHAT IS THE CAPITAL OF NEPAL?

Nepal has a rich cultural and natural heritage which is highly desired by many travelers throughout the year. The best season for visiting Nepal will be in springtime. There are also a lot of trekking trails in Nepal, which makes it an ideal destination for trekkers as well. During spring these trails in Nepal offer beautiful views of blooming rhododendron and other beautiful flowers throughout the trekking route.

Nepal– The land of beautiful Himalaya has hundreds of trekking to the mountain base camps and day hikes. Trekking and hiking are the best activities that you can opt for while in NepalNepal witnesses Thousands of visitors every year for hiking and trekking activities. 

Even after the 2015 earthquake, Nepal remains the cultural powerhouse of the Himalaya, with an unrivaled collection of world-class palaces, hidden backstreet shrines, and sublime temple art. An enthralling experience to be with nature! Undoubtedly, Nepal is the world’s most alluring country to try some adventure activities. Read more…

Celebration of Faith: Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal

Nepal is a stunning small landlocked country with rich culture, multiple languages and faiths in the South of Asia in between India and China. Many ancient temples are situated in the capital city of Nepal Kathmandu, and it is often referred to as the city of temples in Nepal. One of the oldest and holiest of all is the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal.

The Pashupatinath temple in Nepal is not merely a single temple standing tall in the middle of the city. Many small temples and buildings are also built around the main temple and they altogether form the Pashupatinath Mandir Complex. This complex is also a part of UNESCO Heritage Site. The whole complex including Pashupatinath temple is formed with the total of 518 temples, structures, shrines and buildings. The year is not exactly known in which the Pashupatinath temple, locally called as the Pashupatinath Mandir was built in Nepal but it is believed to have been built at around 400BC in 4th Century. This mandir was never always the way it is now. It has been renovated by many kings in the past. The Pashupatinath temple is one of the most visited places in Nepal and the natives believe that whoever prays with pure heart and no evil in mind, all his wishes will come true.

Many theories are made about how this temple in Nepal had come into existence in the beginning. All the myths, theories and legends point towards the Shiva Lingam inside the temple. The Pashupatinath temple is beautiful and looks ancient. The artisans in the past had carved wooden windows and doors exquisitely that it still shines and looks sharp today as if they are newly made. Old bricks and beautifully carved wooden balconies, doors and windows make this temple look extremely precious and attractive. The Shiva idol inside Pashupatinath temple is always covered with golden cover but not during prayers.

The best time to visit Pashupatinath temple and the city Kathmandu is from September to the mid or end of December. One of the common things you will see at Pashupatinath Mandir Complex is the Sadhus or the wandering holy men. The Pashupatinath Mandir in Nepal and the complex as a whole is a combination of ancient beauty exquisitely made, tranquility, spirituality and wonderful experience. Now you wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?

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