Kathmandu world heritage sites tourBook
One day Kathmandu tour provides a close glimpse of the medieval atmosphere . It not only showcases the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you back in time through its architectural marvels. We explore the four places - Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath temples that holds both religious and cultural importance to the Nepalese people.
After breakfast we start to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu District. These sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath.
06 a.m : Breakfast
07 a.m : Pashupati Nath
Pashupati Nath is the biggest Shiva Temple in the world located in the located 5km east of Kathmandu city.The holiest Pashupatinath temple , with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. This is one of the oldest temples,situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. The Pashupatinath complex consists of around five hundred temples, more than one thousand Shiva lingams, bathing and cremation ghats.
11 a.m : Boudha Nath
Boudha Nath ,the biggest stupa of Nepal has been an central place of pilgrimage and meditations for Buddhists. Located 7 km east of Kathmandu,the stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles. Its is best place in Kathmandu to observe the Tibetan lifestyle, Tibetan Buddhist monks & nuns.Regarded as the "Little Tibet" of Nepal.
02 p.m :Swyambhu Nath
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex located on a lovely little hillock west of Kathmandu. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as holy monkeys belived to be guarding the hill.There are 360 steps leading all the way to the top offers the magnificent views of Kathmandu valley and the breath taking panorama of snow clad Himalaya range. The main swayambhu stupa has lofty white dome and glittering golden spire. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
05 p.m : Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is located at the center of Kathmandu city in Basantapur never fails to impress first time visitors with its intricate wood carvings and rich history. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, is an oasis of culture, religion and history. Once the residence of Nepal's Royal family, all coronation ceremonies were held here. The palace is an amalgamation of eastern and western architecture with additions by Rana and Shah rulers over the centuries. An unbelievable 50 temples lie within the vicinity including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors have been converted to museums dedicated to three generations of Shah kings. Some important monuments to see in this area are The Taleju Temple, The Jagannath Temple,The Kal Bhairav, Swet-Bhairav, Kaandasthamp and Nautalle Durbar.