Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is an incredibly diverse historic city. This historic city is described as "an enormous treasure house of art and sculptures". Kathmandu Day Tour offers a fascinating opportunity to explore the historical and cultural richness of this beautiful city.
Marvel Adventure guides you to a tour around the Kathmandu valley to observe the world heritage sites which is completed within few hours. A brief visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath are included on this day tour.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is situated at the heart of Kathmandu city at Basantapur. Also, known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, this world heritage site was the historical seat of royalty where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized. As such, the square remains the traditional heart of the historic city and Kathmandu’s most sensational legacy of traditional architecture. There is a museum as well in this square which helps the visitor to know more about this historic place. Moreover, you can also explore the temple of Kumari - The Living Goddess.
The magnificent temple of Pashupatinath, situated approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu valley near the banks of the scared Bagmati River is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. This temple of Lord Shiva is considered as one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the holy Bagmati River are the glaring attractions of this historical temple.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is an ancient religious Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu’s valley. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This world heritage site is also known as Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. This is a fabulous place to catch the panoramic views of the city.
The colossal and ancient Bouddhanath Stupa is the biggest Stupa of Nepal and also the holiest of all Buddhist temples outside of Tibet. The Stupa of Bouddhanath is believed to have the remains of Kassapa Buddha. The Stupa in Bouddhanath is the focal point of Tibetan culture inside of Kathmandu where all major holy Buddhist events and festivals are celebrated. There are lots of monasteries around Bouddhanath which is a center for learning and practicing Buddhism. Bouddhanath is both an eye of calm within capital's dusty pandemonium and a sanctuary of Tibetan Buddhist culture.