Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley

Bajra Barahi
Bajra Barahi
Bajra Barahi

This is a famous Hindu temple of Lalitpur District. Situated in the middle of a peaceful woodland park, it is roughly 10 kilometers south of Patan nearby the Newar village of Chapagaun. Ritual worship followed by liberal picnic is a frequent phenomenon every Saturday. A trekking visit to Tika Bhairab and Lele from here is worthwhile.

Balaju Water Garden
Balaju Water Garden
Balaju Water Garden

This is an interesting large compound sitting at the foot of Mount Nagarjun, 5 km northwest corner of the Valley. Its premises include numerous worthy items. The important ones are fountains with 22 crocodile–headed water spots dating from the eighteen century. The statue of Lord Budhanilkantha and a large swimming pool is inside the Park.

Consists of a sprawling garden of stone water spouts, religious shrines, fish ponds, and a replica of the statue of Budhanilkantha. Situated below Nagarjun hill about 3 km northwest of the city center, Balaju is known for its bank of 22 stone water spouts (hiti) carved in the shape of sea-dragons. Devotees take ritual baths under the gush of water. Balaju is also known as Lhuti. (more…)

Bouddhanath
Bouddhanath
Bouddhanath

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 Swoyambhunath stupa except its finial displaying. It is much bigger than Swoyambhu stupa and lies on the valley floor whereas the former one stands on the hill top.  This stupa is said to have been built in 5th century A. D. The site is considered very much like Mecca for the Tibetan Buddhists and every year tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the Himalayan region visit the stupa. (more…)

Budhanilkantha
Budhanilkantha
Budhanilkantha

The Vishnu statue at Buddhanilkantha was found buried in its original state. It is estimated to be about 1,000 years old and shows Vishnu lying on the cosmic water before the creation of the universe. The statue, carved from a single massive block of black stone, lies in a water tank set in an old courtyard. The kings of Nepal have avoided viewing this image on pain of death ever since King Pratap Malla had a prophetic dream. However, other visitors flock here to perform puja every morning and evening.

Bungamati
Bungamati
Bungamati

Barely 10 kilometers south from the heart of Kathmandu, stands a small but graceful Bungamati village, which welcomes you with wide and open arms. The ancient village came into existence as early in the 7th century. If we turn the history pages, we’ll find that the village was known as Bungamati, an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the rapid changes in lifestyle of the urban population and the globalize way of living, the Bungamati locals have remained untouched by modern waves and are living the life that they know best simply rural from the past several centuries.

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Chakrapath
Chakrapath
Chakrapath

Take a cab and go circle the Chakrapath road, and find out why it’s called Chakrapath! Well, you don’t need to do it to learn but just do it to have fun. This is the road that marks the two important cities in the Valley, Kathmandu and Patan. The road actually circles the entire valley, and hence the name Chakrapath (circle road). If you are visiting many places in Kathmandu, you might prefer to hire a cab ($10 to $13) for the whole day.

Champa Devi
Champa Devi
Champa Devi

The hike to the top of Champa Devi (2,278m), the highest peak on the Chandragiri Ridge south west of Kathmandu, A popular way up is from Hattiban on the road to Dakshinkali, affords a panoramic view of the west Kathmandu valley, back dropped by the snow covered Himalayas. The trail takes two – three hours and begins next to the Hattiban Resort, Either starting from Chobhar or from Pharping the trail climbs steeply to join at a saddle close to the top. The first stretch is a pleasant stroll through pine forests. The final approach is a very steep climb over rock outcroppings. A Hindu shrine and a white stupa mark the Champa Devi summit. Several return routes are possible. Staying close to the ridge continuing west, a trail descends from the second saddle north to Kirtipur. Another descends from the third saddle and reaches down the northern slope to Naikap on the highway to Thankot where you can catch a bus. (more…)

Chandra Vinayak
Chandra Vinayak
Chandra Vinayak

Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, is one of the most favored divinities in Hinduism and is certainly the most favored in the Kathmandu Valley. The god of good luck, who casts aside obstacles, is believed to be the son of Shiva and Parvati. The shrew is his vehicle and he especially likes offerings of food. Ganesh has numerous shrines throughout the Valley but four are particularly sacred. The Chandra Vinayak is in the middle of the village of Chabahil, 200m behind the Chabahil stupa. This small Ganesh is enshrined amidst rich brass work and is believed to cure diseases and external bodily injuries.

Chapagaon
Chapagaon
Chapagaon

A rough track to the south of the Kathmandu Valley winds steeply downhill, through intricately terraced fields of reddish brown soil to the ancient Lichhavi village of Lele, on through terraced mustard fields and bamboo groves to Chapagaun.  An important tantric temple of Vajra Varahi is located here in a sacred grove of trees, built in 1665 – however, the site is much older. Various naturally sculpted stones strewn about are regarded as images of Ganesh, Bhairav and the Ashta Matrika.  (more…)

Chobhar Gorge
Chobhar Gorge
Chobhar Gorge

Situated nine kilometers southwest Kathmandu, Carved out of a hillside, the Chobhar gorge is the only outlet for all the water of the valley. Legend has it that Manjushree, an ancient saint cut the mountain with his magical sword, to drain out the water from the Kathmandu Valley which was then just a lake. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of the hill with a magnificent view of the snow capped peaks. Just beyond the gorge is a temple of lord Ganesh. The main image of the shrine is a massive rock, naturally carved.

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