Kathmandu Private Day Sightseeing Tour
February 12, 2019
The Kathmandu Private Day Sightseeing Tour offers you to visit some of the major and beautiful touristic sites which are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Kathmandu day tour is specially designed for those who lack time but love to dwell around the historical and cultural sites of Nepal. Himalayan Holy Land offers an exceptional travel experience in the heart of Nepal; Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the live and open museum for arts, culture, ancient heritage, centuries-back architecture, Hindu and Buddhist religious sites.
Kathmandu standing at an elevation of approximately 1400 meters in a bowl-shaped, is the capital city of this Himalayan nation; Nepal. Mostly, Hindu and Buddhist followers from all over the world visit this religious city. Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, Boudhanath, Budhanilkantha, Thamel, Kathmandu Durbar Square, are some of the popular touristic as well as religious sites in Kathmandu. Usually, Kathmandu has warm days followed by cool nights and mornings. Himalayan Holy Land deliver guided Kathmandu Private Day Sightseeing Tour around the following sites in an affordable price.
An ancient and holy temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is the biggest Hindu shrine in the world. Situated at the bank of sacred Bagmati River, the temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. According to Hindu pilgrimages, Shiva is the god of all gods and lord of all creatures. The existence of temple dates back to 400 A.D. with two storied pagoda style having golden roofs and silver doors. People worshipped the stone carved “Linga” as a symbol of Lord Shiva. There are altogether 12 Jyotirlinga found in India that forms an entire body of Lord Shiva. And, this Jyotirlinga in Pashupatinath Temple is considered as the head of the body. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the temple but one can view it from the eastern side. With the belief that the soul will rest in peace, the Hindu’s dead body is cremated inside the temple’s arena. At evening time, “Aarati” is performed.
Popular as the Monkey Temple among westerners, it is believed that the original stupa existed 2000 years back. Surrounded by small forest, the Swayambhunath temple bestrides in a cliff that offers the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. You will witness the breathtaking views of the northeastern Himalayan range from the top of this temple! There are many shrines and statues of Buddhist around the temple.
The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in South Asia with 130 ft height and 1600 square feet circumference. Built in the 5th century, this fascinating white stupa of Buddha is in Mandela shape. You will see many monasteries, praying wheels, and Mani walls around the stupa that makes the area spiritual. It is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Lying in the heart of the city, the Kathmandu Durbar Square represents the ancient architecture of the 9/10 century. Locally popular as the Hanuman Dhoka, the site resembles the ancient art, culture, tradition, and social system of the Kathmandu valley. The site is home to many temples and monuments. The major attractions of this site are Kastamandap temple (built by a single tree), Taleju temple, Kumari Ghar (the residence of living Goddess; Kumari), Hanuman Dhoka Palace (the nine-storied palace), and KalBhairab. This palace was the residence for Nepalese royal families until the 19th century. The palace has carved wooden windows and doors. in the main entrance of the palace, you can see the statue of the monkey. It is an example of art and creativity representing ancient carving and sculpture.
A popular and delightful touristic area; Thamel is equipped with star hotels, travel agencies, bars, pubs, national and international branded shopping centers, and many more. While roaming around this attractive market, you will see people from every country in the world. A slow walk in the narrow, stone-paved street of Thamel that is decorated with prayer flags offers the smell of local incent sticks and traditional Nepali music in the background.
Himalayan Holy Land offers an exceptional travel experience in the heart of Nepal; Kathmandu. Not only popular with historical and religious sites, but Kathmandu also offers adventurous hiking to nearby places. Explore and experience the hidden secrets of this mysterious land! In this Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, we offer professional local tour guides, a luxurious private vehicle based upon the traveler’s size, and a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant with a piece of live traditional music according to your budget and time availability. Visit and feel the real charm of the Kathmandu valley with us!