1 Day Kathmandu Tour
Kathmandu Tour provides you a glimpse of Kathmandu’s, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are all within the Kathmandu Valley. This tour not only shows the rich culture of the community but also takes you back in time through the architectural marvels.
Kathmandu valley tour offers variety of sightseeing destinations. The harmony between Buddhism and Hinduism can be witnessed during the visit to the world heritage sights. Sightseeing in Kathmandu is a perfect way of getting in touch with the rich Nepalese history. The Valley is also the home of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include Kathmandu Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Patan Durbar square, Pashupatinath, Swyambunath, Boudhanath and Changunarayan.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, Durbar Square is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Basantapur is one of the main attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The name Hanuman Dhoka Durbar is originated from the statue of Hanuman set up by the King Pratap Malla at the passage of the regal royal residence in 1672 A.D. There are several temples, shrines, courtyards, and a palace inside the Durbar square that reflects the art and architecture of the medieval time.
Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu , Bagmati Zone
Boudhanath is a standout amongst the most imposing tourist spots in Kathmandu, located 8 km toward the East of downtown Kathmandu. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupas in South Asia. Focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, Boudhanath has incalculable religious communities encompassing it.
Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
Pashupatinath is one of the four most vital religious sites in Asia devoted to Lord Shiva for devotees of Shiva. Built in the fifth century, and later redesigned by Malla rulers, the site itself is said to have existed from the earliest starting point of the thousand years when a Shiva lingam was found here. The biggest temple complex in Nepal, it extends on the two sides of the Bagmati River which is viewed as heavenly by Hindus.
Visitors for whom the name was a tongue twister have called it "Monkey Temple" from the 1970s. The temple is located in the northwest of the Kathmandu Valley, giving visitors panoramic view of the city overlooking most of the Kathmandu valley. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities incorporated in this Buddhist site. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point.
Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.
Swayambhu literally means "self-existent one". Believed to date back to 460 A.D., it was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism.
Legend has it that Swayambhu was born out of a lotus flower that bloomed in the middle of a lake that once spread across the Kathmandu Valley. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal sits on a high pedestal on the western boundary of Swayambhu. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri or Saraswati - the Goddess of learning. Chaityas, statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities fill the stupa complex. The base of the hill is almost entirely surrounded by prayer wheels and deities. Devotees can be seen circumambulating the stupa at all times.
Exceedingly steep stone steps that lead up to the shrine is quite a challenge. However, there is also a motor road going up almost to the top from where it is a short walk. A large number of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swayambhu throughout the day. This shrine is perhaps the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal. The largest crowds of people are seen here on Buddha's birthday which usually falls in May each year.
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