05 hrs cultrual world heritage day tour in Kathmandu from 09:00 - 14:00 hrs
Starting and ending points : Your hotel or Thamel
Mountain Monarch has specially designed this Kathmandu tours to those people who have short One day holiday time in Kathmandu, who are on their business trip to Nepal and wish to explore the sights and sound of Kathmandu valley. Our Kathmandu valley Day sightseeing tour includes your visit to all the cultural world heritages sites in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is bustling bazaar city with a great number or Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas and monasteries. Kathmandu is often known as an open museum of medieval arts and architecture. We visit Four world heritage sites on our day tour in Kathmandu valley. The heritage sites we explore are Syayambunath, Bhaudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmadu Durbar square which lost for aorund 5 hrs
Detail on the places of interests on your Kathmandu tours
Swayambhunath: It is believed that the stupa was in existence from 2000 years back but the present stupa is said to be built after 14 th century. Swayambunath means the shrine existence by itself, it is called monkey temple by the westerners as there are lot of monkeys around the place which amuses the people visiting to the site. The colorful fluttering prayer flags spreading the positive mantras written in it, the monks and the devotees spinning the prayer wheels and the monkeys playing around the stupa make the place more alive. The view of the Kathmandu valley from the stupa is overwhelming. The legend says that once Kathmandu valley was a huge lake and there was a lotus flower in the middle of the lake with a white glow. Majushree, a bodhisattwa came from China and drain out the water from the south and the lotus flower came down and stayed where the stupa exists now in the Buddhist version. And in the Hindu version, the lake was drained out by lord Krishna. On the eastern side of the stupa, there is a long staircase climbing up the hill. It has a beautiful pagoda style temple dedicated to mother goddess Harati.around the comples there are shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities showing the religious harmony between each other. It is listed in the world heritage site.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It lies in the heart of the city. The locals of Kathmandu call Hanuman Dhoka as it is named after monkey god.At the main entrance of the palace one can see the statue of the god clad in a red paint. It is in the world heritage site and has a history of 9/10th century at the time of king Gunakama dev, he was a true devotee of Kali, the goddess of terror and her main weapon is sword. So, the layout design of the square is in the sword form. The complex consists of a lavish royal palace and around it, there are lots of temples dedicated to different hindu god and goddess.This place used to be the royal seat till 19th century. Now, the palace is used as a museum for the visitors and coronation place for the kings of Nepal. The last king coroneted here was in 2001. The other attractions of the place are the living goddess kumari, a young girl who goes through the rigorous test in selection and acknowledges greetings to the visitors from her balcony window and the shrine believed to be built with just a single tree named Kastamandap where kathmandu got its name. The surrounding area has temples dated from 15th to 18 centuries.
Pashupatinath: It means the lord of all creatures and the god of gods. It is a World Heritage sites and lies to the eastern side of kathmandu on the banks of the holy river Bagmati. It has a history of 5th/6th century but the present temple is built in 16th century.It is one of most popular and important Shiva shrines and must come temple for the Hinduism followers once in their lifetime. During the Maha Shivaratri festival the temple is full of devotees the stone linga in the form of Shiva.Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter through the main entrance of the temple but still can view the two storage pagoda style temple from the eastern side and see the happenings of the funerals on the banks. The platforms along the Bagmati holy river are popular for ritual baths and cremating the body of the demise persons. It is an honor to be criminated here for the Hindus as it is believed the soul rests in peace and and stays aloof from rebirth cycle.
Bouddhanath: The lord of wisdom is the biggest stupa in Asia subcontinent and must come destination for the Buddhism followers once in their lifetime. The stupa is believed to be built in 5th century as there had been twelve years drought and to get rid of the drought the king built the stupa with the help of the dew drops as there was no water. That is reason, it is also called the dew stupa. Nepal used to be the transit point for Tibet and India had the trade with Tibet from the ancient time. So the traders while going to Tibet for trading used to greet stupa for the blessing of safe return. It is called mini Tibet as well as many Tibetan live around the stupa and reflects the Tibetan form of Buddhism. There are lots of monasteries around Boudhanath., a center for learning and practicing Buddhism. The visitors go around the stupa in clockwise spinning the prayer wheels as it brings more happiness, infinite merits and good luck.
Day tours starts at 9:00 am and its ends by 2:00 pm same dayPrintable Version
Private transportation on day tour
English speaking tour guide with all expences
All world heritage entrace fees
All personal expences while on day tour in Kathmandu.
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