Places to visit in Nepal
is known as Kantipur, the kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit
the temple of the living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings
of her devotees from balcony of her temple residence, Kathmandap-the
source of the name Kathmandu. It was allegedly made from the timber
of a single tree. Next, on to the Durbar Square area with its
array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient
palace of the Nepalese Royalty.
Lying 6 Km from central Kathmandu, Pashupatinath temple is one
of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated
amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred
Bagmati river, the temple, which was built in pagoda style, has
a gilded roof and beautifully carved silver doors. Visitors will
be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of the Bagmati
river, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all
non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of an annual pilgrimage
on the day Shivaratri, which falls in February or March. Behind
the temples are the cremation grounds.
Literally meaning the Kali of the south, this temple is dedicated
to the Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of power. Goats, chickens,
ducks etc. are sacrificed on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The temple
itself is located in a forested canyon and lies 19 Km. from Kathmandu.
This stupa, situated 11 Km. from the center of Kathmandu, is one
of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs
of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping a lookout for
righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was
built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini.
It is built on an octagonal base and is contains inset prayer
wheels. The shrine is surrounded by the homes of Lamas, or Buddhist
approximately 3km from the center of Kathmandu, this Buddist stupa
is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure
is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth which supports
a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of gilt copper.
on the four sided base below the spire are the all seeing eyes
of lord Buddha. The whole area around the Stupa contains an array
of small stupas and temples. This is one of the best places from
which to view the Kathmandu valley, as it is situated an a small
known as BHADGAON meaning the city of devotes, this place is the
home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14Km east of kathmandu
city. This place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped
like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. Above
sea level. In Bhaktapur you will visit the Durbar Square with
its array of temples overlooked by the palace of 55 Windows built
by King Bupatindra Malla, the Nytapola Teple. This temple, which
was also built by king Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example
of the Pagoda style and stands on five terraces, on each of which
stands a pair of figures, famous strong men, elephants, lions,
griffins and goddesses. Time permitting, a visit to the museum
of Thanka painting can also be considered. A 30 minute walk brings
you to the Dattatraya temple and Pujari Math which can also be
done provided there is plenty of time at the clients' disposal.
is situated about 35Km. east of Kathmandu city and from here one
can see Mt. Everet and other peaks of the Himalayas. Nagarkot
is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indravati
in the east.
top of Nagarkot commmands accelerating views in all direction.
The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229Mt. Above from sea level. It is
also very popular for the viewing sunrise and sunset.
It is situated at an altitude of 1600 m. above from sea level
and 32 Km. From Kathmandu City. Dhulikhel is famous for its vantage
location in viewing the Himalayan ranges, from Cho Oyu in the
east to Himalchuli in the west. It is popular for viewing the
sunrise and sunset.
5 Km. away from Kathmandu city. Patan, also known as Lalitpur,
is a city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas, which are said
to have been built in the 3rd century A.D. by Emperor Ashoka.
will see Durbar square, the Patan durbar (palace), which houses
a bronze collection, the Krishna temple built by King Siddi Narsinh
Malla, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, and Mahaboudha Temple.
trip to the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the Handicraft Centre will
be included during your visit to Patan, where you will witness
the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and molding of metal statues. There are many other place to vist which are:
Kathmandu Darwar Square
Kopan Monasteries; http://www.kopan-monastery.com
Daksin Kali Temple
Orphans schools in Kathmandu
Nepal National Museum
New road (Cheapest place to buy electronics goods)
Chitwan National Park Jungle safari
is Nepal's second most popular tourist destination and its adventure
capital. It is overshadowed by a massive wall of the Himalayas,
and dominated by the towering peak of the Annapurna range. Even
more impressive is the fishtailed pinnacle of Mt. Machhapuchhare
(6977 mt.) For the adventurous, the massif of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m)
waits to be explored. Pokhara is the starting point for the most
famous treks in Nepal, in the Annapurna area. Pokara is situated
200 K.M. west of Kathmandu.
Phewa Lake: The second largest lake in the kingdom,
this is the center of attraction in Pokhara. The eastern shore,
popularly known as lake side, or Baidam, is the favorite hang
out for travelers, and is where most of the hotels, restaurants,
and handicraft shops are located.
Begnas & Rupa Lake - The lakes offer the perfect natural retreat
because of their relative seclusion. Splendid boating and fishing
oppertunities can be had here.
Barahi Temple: The most important religious monument
in Pokhara, built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two
storied pagoda is dedicated to the manifestation of Ajima, the
protectress deity who represents the female force.
Seti Gandaki: Flowing right through the city,
this turbulent river runs completely underground in places. Amazingly,
at certain points, the river hardly appears to be two meters wide,
but it is quite deep, up to over 45 meters.
Devi’s Fall: Locally known as "Pataley Chhango",
this is an awesome waterfall lying about two km. southwest of
Pokhara airport. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin David….)
was washed away by the Pardi Khola (river) and mysteriously disappeared
down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Mahendra Gupha (cave): Another of nature's wonders
in Pokhara is the Mahendra Gupha. This large limestone cave is
locally known as the house of bats, which is an apt name for it.
A two hour walk to the north of Pokhara, it is best to bring your
own torch in order to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as
well as the local winged residents.
The birth place of Lord Buddha
Nepal is as well known to the world as the sacred birth place
of Lord Buddha as it is famous for its mountains and monuments.
It attained a high level of civilization and prosperity, and its
acclaim is well deserved. Buddha was born into a royal family.
Immediately after his birth,
he took seven steps in the four cardinal directions, and wherever
he set foot, a divine lotus flower bloomed.
main attraction at Lumbini is the Secred Garden, which is spread
out over 8 sq km and contains all of the treasures of this historical
area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims
and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bas relief that shows
Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother, giving birth to him. Standing west
of the Mayadevi shirine is the oldest monument in Nepal, the Ashoka
Pillar. The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in order to commemorate
his pilgrimage to the sacred site.