Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breathtaking Newari architecture, centuries old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites along with dedicated tourist-friendly accommodations and restaurants. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as cultural capital of the country.
Kathmandu Day tour offers to explore the unique culture, architecture, tradition of world heritages Hindu and Buddhist religious sites in Kathmandu.
Our Guide will take you to some of our cultural heritage & historical monuments sites within the periphery of Kathmandu including Buddhist Stupas (i.e. Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa etc..), Exotic Hindu Temples (Pashupatinath Temple), historical monuments (i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square.
9:00AM: We will pick up from your Hotel in Kathmandu and take you to visit Swyambhunath Stupa, located in a lovely little hill rock Swyambhu Nath Stupa is one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of the world. This great Stoup is said to have been built around 250 B.C.
Generally, a holy memorial site Stoup represents a typical Buddhist architecture. Its main feature the white dome is identified with a spotless pure jewel of Nirvana and a thirteen-tiered golden spire in conical shape surmounted on the dome. Underneath this towering structure are a pair of all-seeing eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides of the Stupa.
The Stupa of Swyambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base-a long time ago believed to have originated from a legendary lake of Kathmandu Valley.
After visit Swyambhunath take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Locally also called as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square-an ancient seat of the Nepalese Royalty.
Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex consists of a huge Royal Square imposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddess. Most of the buildings we see here date from 15th to 18th century. The entire Palace Complex here is named after a monkey god called Hanuman. One can see a huge stone statue of Hanuman painted all red right next to the main entrance (the golden gate) of the palace. Hanuman here is regarded as a powerful protector of the entire Durbar Square.
After touring Kathmandu Durbar Square, we process to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal, Boudhanath is an imposing structure standing some 36 meters. The Stupa stands on the massive three level mandala style Platforms surrounded by colourful private family houses. The basic feature of this great stupa is very much like that of Swyambhunath stupa except its finial displaying. It is much bigger than Swyambhu stupa and lies on the valley floor whereas the former one stands on the hilltop. This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century A. D. Around the stupa there are many restaurants, you will have lunch over there with view of Stupa.
After lunch, we will take you to visit Pashupatinath is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty. Located on the banks of the Bagmati river, this two-tiered magnificent golden temple with four triple silver doorways is unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complex in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu god and goddess insides. After visit Pashupatinath, we will take you back to Hotel at approx.4PM.
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