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    Religious Tour in Eastern Kathmandu


    • Visit fore part of Kedarnath temple of India: Doleshwor Mahadev Temple
    • Stop by one of the tallest statues of Lord Shiva: Kailashnath Mahadev Statue
    • Experience the pilgrimage tour with ease stopping over many temples in the eastern part of Kathmandu
    • Visit two of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple
    • Destination
    • Durations
      8 hrs
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Vehicle
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    Introduction - Religious Tour in Eastern Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is the city of temples. So many Hindu pilgrims from India and all over the continent visit Kathmandu every year for a religious visit. They especially visit Pashupatinath temple, but there are more religious temples and areas except for Pashupatinath where you can devote yourself to gods and goddesses. This trip will showcase one of the reasons for Nepal where you can go around many temples and shower prayers towards many deities. This pilgrimage will take you to the eastern side of Kathmandu, to the land of devotees, Bhaktapur.

    The Yatra to Bhaktapur starts from the pick-up location. You will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the three royal courtyards of Kathmandu valley. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square was a royal palace complex of the Malla dynasty before the lands were annexed by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The Durbar square houses many attractions and temples like The Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, Nyatapola Temple, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Vatsala Temple, Golden Gate, Bhairav Nath Temple, and Siddha Pokhari. You will visit most of the religious temples and some major attractions of Durbar Square. Then the next stops will be Dattatreya Temple, Doleshwor Mahadev Temple, Kailashnath Mahadev Statue, and Changunarayan Temple.

    The Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple are cultural heritages of Nepal recognized by UNESCO and given spots in World Heritage Sites. Both of them are historically, culturally, and religiously important locations and frequently visited destinations by tourists. The others are not enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list but have definite importance in the religious timeline of the country and the Kathmandu valley. So enjoy a saintly and reverent tour in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley in this religious tour of Bhaktapur district.

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    Religious Tour in Eastern Kathmandu Itinerary

    Bhaktapur pilgrimage tour

    The pilgrimage starts in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel or pickup location decided on and ride a private vehicle to the city of Bhaktapur. It is about 12 km away from Kathmandu city. We will reach the city of Bhaktapur in half an hour if there is less traffic. There are many places that we must visit during our trip today. Various stop locations for our religious tour are provided below.

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the heart of Bhaktapur city. It houses many architectural marvels and different temples. You can see the ancient red stone paved and slated roads throughout the courtyard. From the entry point to the exit point, there ate many temples, iconic buildings, and historic relics. As the city of Bhaktapur has Newar influences, many Newar communities and vendors are around the region with local delicacies. The pillars with statues of historical kings can be found there. 

    Stop At: Nyatapola Temple

    The Nyatapola Temple is a pagoda-style temple with five leveled roofs. The roofs symbolize five basic elements. Goddess Siddhalaxmi is worshipped in the temple. The temple stands over 30 meters with stone statues placed on both sides of the stairs leading to the temple entrance. The stone statues are on the plinth and are regarded as guardians. There are the idols of Lord Ganesha on the four shrines.

    Stop At: 55 Window Palace

    The fifty-five-window palace, as its name suggests, has 55 windows. The windows are all marvelous beauty and are hand carved. The palace lies next to the "Golden Gate", another great architectural beauty. The carvings of Aasta Bhairav, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kumar can be found around this two-story palace. More ancient stories are carved around the palace.

    Stop At: Dattatreya Temple

    The Dattatreya Temple is on the east side of Bhaktapur. The deity Dattatreya also believed to be the personification of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (Trimurthi), is honored in the temple. Like Kasthamandap, this temple was built using a single tree.

    Stop At: Siddha Pokhari

    The Siddha Pokhari is a man-made lake near the gates of Bhaktapur. Build in the 15th century, the pond is also named Indra Daha. It covers a volume of 171m*23m*3m (length*width*depth). It is a preferred hangout place for locals and people enjoy feeding the fish in the pond. This pond is a religious site because many local inhabitants visit the pond for rituals.

    Stop At: Doleshwor Mahadev Temple

    The Doleshwor Mahadev Temple lies in the southeast part of Bhaktapur District. It is the temple of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the head part of the Kedarnath temple of Uttarakhand lies in this temple as the engravings and many relics in the temple date the same as the findings in Kedarnath. It is believed by the pilgrims that if you have visited Pashupatinath in Nepal and Kedarnath in India, to completely receive the holy benefits, you must visit Doleshwor Mahadev Temple.

    Stop At: Kailashnath Mahadev Statue

    The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is a 44-meter-tall Shiva Statue at the top of a hill. It is the marvelous Nepali architecture of recent decades. Being one of the major tourist attraction centers, many devotees come to the place to receive the blessing on this remote hill. The statue overlooks the whole of Kathmandu blessing the entire region.

    Stop At: Changu Narayan Temple

    The Changunarayan Temple is an ancient heritage of Nepal. It worships lord Vishnu as the main deity and has statues and idols of many other deities surrounding the temple premises. It was built in traditional Nepali architecture which cannot be found commonly. So due to its significance in historic architecture, location, and religious importance, the temple of Changunarayan was enlisted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple lies on top of a hill covered by champak trees. The carvings around the temple and the main temple are beautiful. There are stone pillars with inscriptions in Sanskrit towards the western entrance.

    The trip ends in the evening as you have visited most of the temples in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley. Be sure to pray and devote yourself to the gods and goddesses that you have visited. If you are looking to travel to other pilgrimage sites in Nepal, be sure to contact us and we will provide you with the best help possible.  

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    What's Included

    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • All Entrance Fee to the places mentioned in the itinerary

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    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks

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