Boudhanath Stupa :
The largest Buddhist
stupa in South Asia, Boudhanath, is the destination that our guide will take
you to after meeting you in the lobby of your hotel (the size of the vehicle
will depend on the group size). Shiva Dev built this enormous stupa in the
sixth century, and it has since been revered as a holy site and a stupa of
remarkable beauty. We'll spend an hour or so exploring this stupa.
Pashupatinath Temple :
The most significant
location for Hindus is Pashupatinath temple, which we will drive to from
Boudhanath stupa in approximately 10 minutes. It is the shrine of Lord Shiva
and Parvati, his spouse. On the banks of the renowned Bagmati River, the body
is cremated. As a result, when a body is cremated, the smoke is believed to travel
to heaven, and the remaining ash is placed in the Bagmati River in Varanasi,
India, which connects to the Ganges, which is also thought to have a connection
to heaven, because we Hindus believe that Hell is located below the earth and
heaven is located above the sky.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Drive from pashupatinath temple to city of Bhaktapur, we will have our lunch before we see the sights of Bhaktapur.
Formerly, Bhaktapur Bhadgaon, commonly known as Bhaktapur, served as the administrative center for the Nepal Valley. The art and architecture of the Middle Ages may still be found there today. This city was allegedly created in 889 AD by the late King Anand Deb of the illustrious Lichhabi dynasty. The entire city resembles a "Khat-Kon," also known as David's Star. Bhaktapur is known as the "City of Devotees," with Hindus being the exclusive majority. Four square miles are made up of the urban area. The country's traditional industries include weaving and pottery. The yogurt they produce is the greatest in the kingdom, earning them the nickname "king curd" or "juju dhou." Masks and wooden crafts are being produced by several cottage companies. Bhaktapur is a city that can be reached by public transportation, such as the bus, minibus, trolleybus, cab, an autorickshaw, and is located 13 kilometers east of Kathmandu.
The city's central square, which once served as the old Bhadgaon kingdom's capital, is home to several beautiful natural landmarks and temples. The 55-window palace constructed by the late King Bhupatindra Malla, which the three surviving kingdoms of Kantipur, Lalitpur, and Kirtipur greatly coveted, is the first imposing city landmark. Politics may also be a source of conflict as a result of this envy. Bhaktapur and Lalitpur in particular stood out as fierce rivals throughout the Malla dynasty. The 55-window palace is the only construction of its sort in contemporary Nepal, and there isn't a single copy, duplicate, or replica of it anywhere else. Thirty-five of the windows look south, ten see east, and the first 10 decently face west. The Golden Gate, the Giant Bell, Late Bhupatindra Malla Stone Pillar, and Chayslin Mandap (Octagonal Pagoda) are all stunning structures. Although being closed on Tuesdays, the National Art Gallery displays a sizable and well-organized collection of magnificent stone crafts and scroll paintings. We approach Taleju Bhawani Temple and the Imperial Spa after passing via the Golden Gate and moving behind the palace with its 55 windows. As orthodox Hindus consider Taleju Bhawani to be the city's guardian, it should go without saying that every city has one of its temples. While the water fountain has nearly dried up, the Royal Bath still appears glam with the Serpent God's picture in the center of the sanatorium. The last member of the Malla dynasty to take a holy bath was the late King Ranjit Malla. The Malla monarchy was overthrown in the 17th century as well. Taumadhi Square, a well-known marketplace, is located close to Durbar Square. During the holy season, the chariot festival begins at this significant intersection. The country's most prominent landmark may be found here, standing tall and beautiful. The Hindu pagoda known as Nyata-Poul Temple is oriented in the cardinal direction of the south and is devoted to Goddess Siddhi Laxmi. It is not just the highest temple in the city, the district, the valley, or the entire country; it was built by the late King Bhupatindra Malla. It rises around 190 feet above the city's surface. The term "Nyata-Poul" in the native tongue denotes a structure with five roofs. This is visible from the window of your airplane. It has a sturdy base since it is built with good hardwood components and only pure terra-cotta bricks. In 1934 a terrible earthquake devastated Nepal. This shrine stayed standing while all the nearby homes and smaller shrines fell. The Veerabhadra Temple seems splendid to the right. It is a site for animal sacrifices and faces the cardinal direction of the west.
Dattatreya Square, another notable location, is located farther to the northeast of Taumadhi Square. In reality, this is Bhadgaon second-most significant urban location. A well-known pagoda with a humorous past is the Dattatreya Temple, which was also constructed in the 17th century by the late King Bhupatindra Malla. This wooden temple faces west, and it is said that the wood used in its construction came from a single tree. Hence, it is possible to estimate the size of the tree. The name of the god itself has been used to name the square. The orthodox Hindus' three-headed god is honored at the three-story temple. It represents the divine trio, which is only the union of Maheshwor, Brahma, and Bishnu (the Destroyer). The entire square may be seen as a beautiful collection of delicate wood carvings. Throughout the area, one can smell the atmosphere of the medieval era. Monasteries, Bhimsen Temple, and a platform can all be seen around the temple's perimeter. There are a few handicraft districts nearby where it is a pure delight to observe the talents of the carvers. The iconic Peacock Window, which faces the cardinal direction east, is located on the lakeside of the Pujari-Math Temple. It is a masterpiece made entirely of wood. The Metal Craft Museum and the Wood Craft Museum are two further unique museums.