World Heritage Site Tour

City Sightseeing & World Heritage Sites Tours

Pashupatinath Temple

To the Hindus,the most famous and most venerated is the temple of Lord Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy river Bagmati in kathmandu.It is among the most revered shrines for Hindus all over the world.nepal has numerous pilgrimage sites ,sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. To the hindus ,the most famous and most venerated is the temple of Lord Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy river Bagmati in kathmandu.It is among the most revered shrines for Hindus all over the world.The main temple which stands in the middle of courtyard,is twotiered,built upona square plinth ,and is 23.6 metres high. The four large gates of the temple is silver and gilt pitted and richly carved with images of deities. The two copper roofs are supported by numerous struts adorned with beautifully carved images of various Hindu gods and goddesses.The sacro sanctum , or the man idol of "Mukhalingam", is one metre high and has faces carved in four directions. The orginal temple is said to have been built at the beginning of christian era .It is said to have undergone several reconstructions over the ages to what stands today.
 

Changu NarayanTemple

The sites of the Changu Narayan is revered as sacred location dating back to the Lichchhavi period and is belived to be one of the valley's earliest settlement site.It isn situated on a small hillock northwest of Bhaktapur .Revered by both Hindus and Buddhists , Changu Narayan has been among the most venerated sites for worshippers of lord Vishnu since early times , and hence it is very important pilgrimage site for the Vaishnavas .The main pagoda -style temple is located at the centre of the large courtyard,which is surrounded by rest houses known as Chaughera Sattal .In addition to the main two storey temple , the Changu Narayan monument zone includes several smaller shrines ,including the temple of Chhinna Mastaa , the headless godess .The site is renowned for the masterpieces in stone and metal sculpture dating back to different periods of history.Examples of such masterpieces in stone sculptures are the Vishwarup of lord vishnu circa 8th century ,Vishnu Vikranta orLord vishnu's from circa 8thcentury, and the fearfulfigure of Narasimha Avatar,or half lion-half human figure of Lord Vishnu , which dates back to the 9th century.
 

Boudhanath Stupa

The great Stupa of Boudhanath is the principal centre of Tibetan Buddhist worship in the Kathmandu Valley .It has long been amajor destination for pilgrims from the Himalayas, Tibet and southeast and East Asia .It is one of the largest and most magnificent Buddhist monuments in the world. Lichchhavi king Mandeva I ( reign 464-505 A.D.) is credited to have built this great stupa.
 

Lumbini

There cannot be a more revered pilgrimage site for the buddhists than Lumbini, the birth place of Shakya Muni Buddha .Buddha ,the prince of peace and non - violence , was born at Lumbini 623B.C. For centuries ,pilgrims travelling from afar revered the spot at the Lumbini garden where Gautama Buddha was born,building stupas,monastries and other types of monuments . The most notableand important is the stone pillar erected by the Emperor Ashoka Maurya in the 3rd century B.C. , which authenticates the exact spot where the Queen Maya Devi gave birth to the blessed one.Today, the site is being developed as the major intrnational pil grimage destination with the assistance of nations with Buddhist populations. Lumbini has listed in the World heritage Site by UNESCO.

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