Kathmandu Valley Tour
Kathmandu Valley Tour is one very famous sightseeing tour in Nepal.It became the hippie trial during the 1960s to 1970s because of the government-run hashish shop. Hippies from the different part of the world travel Kathmandu in search of real cannabis. Kathmandu the political, commercial, cultural hub of Nepal is popular for its natural beauty and historic and number of holistic places. It includes three different cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu city has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards and giant and alley streets. It lies by green valleys and behind those mighty snowcapped peaks. Kathmandu city is the places for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also popular as the heart of Nepal.
Kahmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is one of three durbar squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and the important ceremonies such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch used to take place in Hanuman Dhoka Palace ceomplex which is in the site of Durbar square. The two- palace is divided into two main courtyards. It was constructed in the 16th century and few additions were made in the 18th century by Shah (Gurkha) and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century.
Government of Nepal is busy in reconstructing the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square Living Godesse Kumari lives. She is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Courtyard. Kumari, a young girl is choosed through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu goddesses. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
Swayambhunath the golden pyramidical structure of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa. It offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu.. Swayambhunath is famous for recognisable peace symbols in Nepal.. It comes in the one of the World Heritage Site and holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is at the source of the Valley’s mythical beginning.
Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the stupa itself. Swarms of pilgrims and red-clad monks circle the complex, spinning the prayer wheels, while the scores of monkeys that give the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple, prance about in irreverent groups. Interestingly the temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the assortment of pilgrims from both faiths characterizes the country’s unique religious harmony.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is another durbar square which lies in the Kathmandu Valley, it is half an hour drive from Kathmandu. The Patan Durbar Square lies in the Lalitpur which is the second largest city in the valley. Holy river Bagmati which comes from the Bank of Pashupatinath separates Lalitpur and Kathmandu. Lalitpur is different from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan is famous for the production of the copper utensils and cutlery. Patan’s central Durbar Square is full with temples: It’s an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Furthermore, the major attraction of the square is palace and Krishna Mandit which is one the dignity of the palace. Krishna
Pashupatinath temple is the one of the most important Hindu temple and important Lord Shiva temples. It draws the numerous devotees from sub continent and mostly from India. Pashupatinath lies by the banks of the holy Bagmati River. It is an ancient plinth which stands from the 16th century. The flowing Bagmati is a holy river and the ghats (crematorium) at its bank are the earnest Hindus truest cremation center. Besides that the dense forrest and dozens of temples are other attraction of the Pashupatinath. Therefore, the temple is busy everyday and most busy in Teej which is the biggest Hindu womens and festivals. And in Shivaratri which is the biggest festivals for the Hindu peoples. Lots of Shadhus and devotees come from all around the world in these two festivals.
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in South Asia. It has become one of the focal point for the Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Similarly, the stupa lies in the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. Hence, when refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. Tibetan they established many gompas, and the “Little Tibet” of Nepal was born. Monks walk about in maroon robes. Furthermore, Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands. Furthermore, Stupa looks beautiful in the evening because of the chanting and prayers.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The main attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the pagoda and shikhara style temples around a fifty-five window place of brick and wood. Similarly, The square has the beautiful architectural showpieces of the valley. Similarly, it is 45min drive from Kathmand via Araniko Higway. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows, all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. Furthermore, The main items of interest in the Durbar Square are:
Pottery Square: Pottery square is the attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. As Bhaktapur is famous for pottery production we can see the numbers of Pottery production in the alley streets of Bhaktapur.