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Immerse yourself in Nepal’s rich heritage on a Temples and Palace Day Tour. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the outskirts of Kathmandu to see Buddhist stupas, Hindu temples.

This tour’s first stop is Patan Durbar Square, home to the former Patan Royal Family. After exploring this complex, including the Krishna Temple and Rudra Varna Mahavihar, the Buddhist monastery housing local treasures, you will drive to the Swayambhu Stupa. 365 steps lead to the temple. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu and, on a clear day, far beyond.

Our next stop is Baudhannath Stupa, where you will meet the local Tibetan community. Here, you will see traditional prayer rolls and the iconic Tibetan prayer flags. Lunch will be provided at this relaxing and quiet location.

The last stop is the impressive Pashupati temple of Lord Shiva. Non-Hindus cannot enter the temple itself, but are free to wander the temple grounds. Here you will see cremation ceremonies and the colourful priests known as “Babas”.


Boudhanath Stupa

Bodnath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). The five Buddhas also personify the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), which are represented in the stupa’s architecture.

There are other symbolic numbers here as well: the nine levels of Boudhanath Stupa represent the mythical Mt. Meru, center of the cosmos; and the 13 rings from the base to the pinnacle symbolize the path to enlightenment, or “Bodhi” — hence the stupa’s name

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur or the city of devotees was founded in 889 AD. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon is situated about 20 km. to the east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur was the first city to attain a high level of artistic achievements, after Kathmandu and Patan. The people of this town were very artistic and it contains some of the finest architectural showpieces. The artistic excellence of Bhaktapur is superior than other towns in the valley. Its golden effigies of kings and mythical figures, perched on pillars and roofs and deities looking out from their shrines are fantastic. The town is also known for its pottery, weaving and Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Nepal.

 Patan Durbar Square

Patan is one of the major city with a fascinating tourists attraction Patan located on lovely little plateau across the Bagmati river. The Durbar Square of Patan is centered on the Royal Palace Surrounding the intricately designed royal Palace of Nepal are numerous temples, all exquisite examples of Newari architecture. It’s standing out as a classical example of Nepali Stone architecture is the grand Krishna Mandir (KRISHNA TEMPLE). The Krishna Mandir of Patan Durbar Square was constructed during the 1600s under the direction of King Siddhi Narsigh Malla. The Temple was built with the purpose of praising lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Krishna .God Krishna is who gained much fame when he fought along with Pandavas during the mythological Mahabharata war.

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