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…)