8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durba8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. Short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square for an hour tour Square for an hour tour
Morning approx. 8:30 a.m. not later than 9 a.m. departure from the hotel for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city, and then a short walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square or Palace Courtyard teemed with historical and religious ancient beautiful pagoda styled monuments. This exciting area listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where some of the building was destroyed during 2015 earthquake. However, renovation is taking place.
Tour takes you to the following interesting places, the Residence of Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), known as Temple of Kumari, and the beautiful quadrangle court with a Buddhist stupa in the center.
The residential quarters, located above from the courtyard where the Chaste Virgin Living Goddess called KUMARI resides, a magnificent carved wooden balconies and window screens on this traditional building.
The young Living Goddess or Kumari gives the audience and bless you from her beautifully decorated windows.
Tour of Hanuman Dhoka, historic seat of past royals, the old Royal Palace Complex dedicated to Malla and late Shah Monarch, designated as a World Heritage Site.
The ancient temples and palaces epitomize the religious and cultural life-style of the Nepalese. Enjoy view of Taleju Temple built by late King Mahindra Malla in 1549 A.D.,
Observe Great Bell and Big Drums. The main golden-gate guarded by Monkey-God called Hanuman, a faithful devotee of Lord Ram Chandra-the Hero of the Epic "Ramayana."
Tour takes you to a unique temple built from the wood of a single tree and thus known as Kasthamandap, where the name Kathmandu derived from also known as Maru Satal, and built-in 1596 A.D. by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.
9: 30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Drive to Bouddhanath Stupa for an hour tour
After a wonderful tour of old Durbar Square, walk to the car park and drive east from the city to reach a beautiful complex at Bouddhanath huge Stupa.
Listed in World Heritage Sites and as well the largest Buddhist shrine and a Stupa of South Asia.
For Buddhists, it is called a Chorten which was built in the 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. Perched on three tiers terraces, when seen from above or with bird eye view takes a relevant shapes of a lotus flower.
A sacred monument for Buddhist followers this huge Stupa encircled by prayer wheels and colorful market, also known as small Tibet due to local who lives around the area of Tibetan origin and with similar culture.
The most interesting is Lord Buddha's eyes on four cardinal direction that gives a vivid flash around four cardinal directions, the area around with many Mahayana Buddhism faith monasteries.
12: 30 p.m. or 1 p.m. Lunch break at a nice restaurant around Bouddhanath
Enjoying, pleasant and interesting time, the guide will take you to a nice restaurant within the Bouddhanath complex. Where you can enjoy lunch with the backdrop of Bouddhanath Stupa.
01 p.m. or 1: 30 p.m. Short drive to Pashupatinath temple a less than hour tour
From Bouddhanath, a short drive to reach the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath a marvelous three-tier golden pagoda rooftop, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Non-Hindu is not allowed to enter the main temple premises, however guide will take to a nice spot. Where you can catch a view of the temple and religious activities of pilgrims and devotees, on the opposite of Bagmati River.
The temple, flooded with pilgrims on the day of ‘Shiva-Ratri’. (Birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).
1: 30 p.m. or 2 p.m. Drive to Buddhanilkantha and visit the temple
After an interesting moment at Pashupatinath temple area, drive takes you north at the end of Kathmandu valley rim to reach at Buddhanilkantha, also called Narayanthan.
A magnificent Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Narayan, where you can witness Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of serpents, in the middle of the pious pool seems like floating on a water.
The surrounding pond represents the sea, this beautiful sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu belief, it was built in the 5th century A.D. late and past king of Nepal was not allowed to visit this place for particular reasons and unknown.
Hence to please the kings and royals, a replica of a sleeping Vishnu been built in Balaju water garden for the monarch.
2: 30 p.m. or 3 p.m. End of the tour and drive back to hotel
Enjoying, a peaceful and tranquil environment with a great beautiful statue of Lord Vishnu, lying on a bed of serpent back to the car park, for a short drive to your hotel after a lovely, exciting experience on Kathmandu city day tour.
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