1 day Sightsseing in Kathmandu
Some important monuments seen in this area are:
• The Taleju temple, it is the tallest of all structures built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D.
• The Jagannath temple, built in the 16th century, is known for the fascinating erotic figures carved in the wooden struts.
• The Kala Bhairav, one of the largest 17th century stone statue in Kathmandu, represents the terrifying aspect of Shiva.
• The statue of King Pratap Malla is placed on top of a stone pillar right across the temple of Digu Taleju, the royal family deity.
• The 17th century Kumari temple (the temple of the living goddess is an example of the highly developed Nepali craftsmanship).
• Kastamandap, from which Kathmandu derives its name, is said to have been built from the timber of a single tree.
1 Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandus Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the nepalese monarch, took place. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden window and panels. The same palace holds the King Tribhuwan Memorial and the Mahendra Museum. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a young girl, chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process, to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durba. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
2 Bouddhanath Stupa:
The largest stupa in Nepal and revered by both Tibetan and Newar Buddhist. The Tibetans believe, that the stupa contains the bone relics of the past Buddha Kashyapa. The colossal and ancient stupa of Bouddhanath is 36 meter high.
At the ground level there is a brick wall with 147 niches and 108 images of the meditational Buddha inset behind copper prayer wheels. Early morning and evening are the times to visit Bouddha to join the local residents in Khora (walking the pilgrim’s circuit, sometimes with Tibetan pilgrims on their hands and knees).
3 Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple):
Swayambhunath is one of the most glorious Buddhist stupa. It is said to be 2000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base, are the ‘all seeing eyes’ of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the valley distinguishing between vice and virtue.
Swayambhunath is, perhaps, the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The stupa is among the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers are many diverse people like Newar nuns, Tibetan monks, Brahaman Priests and lay Buddhist and Hindus.
Swayambhu is a major landmark of the valley and looks like a beacon below the Nagarjun hill. It provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come(to die and) to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction.
Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted to the Hindus only. However visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
5 Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square boasts of many famous sites and unique architectures. The ancient palaces, temples and shrines with exquisite carving are scattered around Patan Durbar Square. The major attractions of Patan Durbar Square are the stone temple of Lord Krishna, the Royal Bath with many carvings on stone, Viswanath temple and the temple of Bhimsen with a magnificent golden balcony overlooking the square. Many more temples are dedicated to Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, Shiva, Narsingh, Taleju and others, situated in the Patan Durbar Square.
6 Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda- and shikharastyle temples, grouped around a fiftyfive-window palace of bricks and wood. The square is one of the most charming places, as it highlights the ancient history of the kings, perched on top of stone monoliths. The guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place; in struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows, all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.
The main items of interest in the Durbar Square are:
Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Golden Gate, the palaces of 55 windows, the Batsala temple and the bell of barking dog etc.
The small town of Kirtipur is 5km southwest of Kathmandu. In the past there were 12 gates of the town. Parts of the old city wall still preserved. There are some great views of Kathmandu and the mountains behind it. Kirtipur is on two hills. On the saddle between those hills is the holy Bagh Bhairab temple, where Hindus and Buddhists meet.
About eight kilometers north of Kathmandu, at the base of Shivapuri hill, is a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on a bed of snakes. This stone sculpture is from the Lichchhavi period, it’s a fifth-century statue. It is placed in the middle of a small pond and seems to float on the surface of the water. It is popular pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Our Tour Package Includes:
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the tour.
* Fluent English Speak and Experience Tour Guide and his Salary.
* All transportation (Private Car).
* Necessary Entrance Fees.
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Equipments
* Tips for guide, driver...
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Being a Mecca for Hindus of the world, the temple seemed to have its origin away back to the early Kirant period. However, the present structure dates back to early 18th century. The main Shiva temple is most noted for its gold-painted roof and silver coated doors in each four directions. This holy site is also famous for open public crematorium. See the devotion of people to Pashupatinath, dedicated Sadhus- the holy men, post death rituals and the strange monkeys in the premises of the shrine.
Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world, is set in the octagonal Mandala design. It is the must visit site for theTibetan Buddhists since the legend of the Stupa is related to the Tibetans. It’s almost Tibetan settlement area with dozens of monasteries in its surroundings. This ancient Stupa has 108 images of deities and 147 insets of prayer wheels adorning the base of the huge dome.
Overnight in hotel (B)