Tour Type: Pilgrimage and Heritage
Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Destination Covered: Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage site
Group Size: 1 & above
Arrival city: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Meals: Daily Breakfast
Price: Budget, Standard, Deluxe & Luxury
Day 01: Arrival transfer and Evening Arati at Pashupatinath temple
Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by airport representative waiting at Kathmandu airport with sign-board with your name just outside the arrival hall. You will be assisted and transfer to your hotel.
In the evening, you will drive to Pashupatinath area. Enjoy short darshan of the temple and go to the bank of the holy river Bagmati to witness evening Arati dedicated to Lords of the animals “Pashupatinath”. Return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full-day visit to temples and Stupas – Pashupatinath, Budanilakantha temple & Boudhnath
Morning start your sightseeing tour with first visit to Pashupatinath temple. Enjoy full darshan inside temple and if interested for “Special Pooja” then can do the same at this time. For special pooja you need to obtain special permit at-least a week in advance and we can organize the same for you. However the price depends on the pooja you are looking and every arrangements will made by the temples.
After visit at Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as “Mini Tibet” and one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at Boudhnath area which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and mane.
In the afternoon, you will visit to Budanilakantha temple located on north of Kathmandu.
The Budhanilkantha statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, is the largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal. It is also the most enigmatic.
Carved from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin, the Budhanilkantha statue is 5 meters in length and it lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water (representing the cosmic sea) that is 13 meters in length. Called the Sleeping Vishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan, the statue depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha (Shesha is the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas, and also is the servant of Vishnu). Vishnu’s legs are crossed and the eleven heads of Shesha cradle his head. Vishnu’s four hands hold objects that are symbols of his divine qualities: a chakra or disc (representing the mind), a conch-shell (the four elements), a lotus flower (the moving universe) and the club (primeval knowledge). Return to hotel for overnight. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03: Patan Durbar Square with Krishna temple and Departure transfer
Morning visit to Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO site located in Kathmandu. Patan is known as “City of Beauty” and visit to Patan Durbar Square offer excellent opportunity to see local Newari people, ancient Royal complexes and architecture of medieval era. Stroll narrow lanes of Patan visiting Patan Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Mahaboudhi stupa and Golden temple. Patan is also famous for metal works and wood carvings.
Today special highlights at Patan is famous Krishna temple. It is built in the Shikhara style imported from India although it is unique in its own way. The stone carvings along the bean above the first and second floor pillar is most notable. The first floor pillar carvings narrate the events of the Mahabharata, while on the second floor there are visual carvings from Ramayana.
The temple was built in 1637 by King Siddhinarasimh Malla. It is said that one night the King saw the Lord Krishna and his consort Srimati Radha standing in front of the royal palace. He ordered a temple to be built on the same spot. There are 21 golden pinnacles in the temple. Below the pinnacles are 3 stories. The first floor holds the main shrine of Lord Krishna with shrines of Radha and Rukmini at each side. The second floor is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the third to Lokeshwor(Lord Buddha).
The square is crowded with thousands of Hindu Pilgrims and devotees during Krishnastami.
After visit, transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board your flight back home.
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-2 nights at Hotel in Kathmandu as per your budget
-Daily breakfast at hotel
-Necessary airport transfers in Kathmandu with assistance
-Air-conditioned private vehicle for sightseeing tours and airport transfers
-An English speaking professional guide for sightseeing tours
-Vehicle related expenses such as Parking, Toll taxes & fuel
-Government taxes as applicable
Monument entrance fees, meals except breakfast and Nepal visa fee will be extra and payable directly.
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