Hop on our bus and set off for the full day guided tour of the ancient-modern city; Kathmandu. The capital city, Kathmandu is decorated with golden Hindu temples, peaceful Buddhist stupas and curtain of prayers flag on those stupas which gives you the feeling of inner peace. Kathmandu is and has been for many years the center of Nepal's history, art, culture, and economy. It has a multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. They say on every step you will encounter god in Kathmandu.
First stop of the full day tour is the major religious temple of Nepal. Pasupatinath is the most important holy shrines of Hindu. Apart from its religious importance, the temple itself is a worth witnessing place of Nepal where you can always find your inner peace. Shiva’s manifestation as Pashupati lord of animal, is considered one of the holiest sites of the Hindus and is a must visit once in a lifetime to gain salvation. You can also see the Hindus cremation site Aryaghat at the bank of Bagmati River. Apart from being a holy shrine, it is beautifully crafted in Pagoda style with golden roof and silver doors.
Patan Durbar Square-is one of the ancient royal city of Nepal. Patan Durbar Square is a public square which contains palaces of former Newar Kings of Patan. The architecture of the olden times serves as a visual feast to all the travelers. A good example of Newari architectural marvel, Patan has abundant temple, esthetic structures and palaces to captivate you. The area houses temples and bahals holding religious significance to the followers of both Hinduism and Buddhism. You will also get to observe uniquely crafted water tank with intricate stone taps.
Your another stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square-also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, it is a public square containing ancient palaces, temples, statues and streets. There is an ancient wooden pavilion Kasthmandap made by wood gathered from a divine tree, Kalpa Vriksha, build centuries ago. It is this pavilion from which the city got its name Kathmandu. Taleju temple is the oldest and the tallest building in the area, door of which is opened only once in a year during the main festival of Nepal; Dashain. Historically important Kathmandu Durbar Square offers you the traditional art and crafts of the Newars, in the form of elaborate wood work, sculptors and architecture.
Final stop of the day is the Monkey Temple – Swoyambhunath. Standing tall on a hill, the majestic Buddhist shrine Swoyambhunath is a white dome with a gold conical shape on top, which is painted with the watchful eyes of Buddha. The exhausting climb of 365 steps to reach Swoyambhunath is worthwhile once you reach the peaceful stupa and view Kathmandu valley from there.