Destination : Nepal (Kathmandu)
Duration : 01 Day ( 08 hours )
Style Of Tour : Historical & Religious
The tour begins around 1000 hrs with a visit of Swayambunath Stupa, the Kathmandu’s oldest and the most important shrine is the monuments which mark the birth place of the Kathmandu Valley which later developed into the country of Nepal. It is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley overlooking most parts of the valley. To visit a stupa is said to be the same as meeting a Buddha in person as it represents Buddha’s mind. It offers peace, freedom and joy to the whole world and ultimately helps us to obtain perfect enlightenment.
Then drive 18 Km east of Kathmandu to visit an ancient Palace of Nepal. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an ancient palace rich in traditional art, architecture and historical monuments. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.
Tour ends with a visit to the most holy Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is a two tiered golden roof and silver door temple dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). The exact date of foundation of the shrine is not known but the first historical records date from the 13th century. The site has sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. In the evening we can see the performing of the Arati. The Arati is an expression of one’s complete and unflinching love towards God. It is sung and performed with a deep sense of reverence, adoration, and meditative awareness.
- Local Guide English speaking guide
- Private Vehicle
- Entrance fee during the tour