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Oldest City with Temple Tour

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Overview

changu narayan templeNepal’s vast diversity of people, rich culture & art as well as distinctive architecture renders it ideal as the most amazing & interesting destination for world heritage sites tour sightseeing Nepal has been claimed as one of the best sightseeing destination among the tourists nation with all its varied language, tradition & unique hospitality of the people inhabited in the countryside. Hinduism & Buddhism are the two principal religions of Nepal along with other several religions followed by the people from different ethnic groups. Nepal, therefore, known as one of the multi-religious country which holds temples, Stupas & monasteries in uncountable number with variety of God & Goddess depicting the deep faith of the people.

Apart from these, Nepal has more to offer for our clients. The amazing & magnificent sight of the Himalayas, a diversity of beautiful landscape, all are beyond human imagination. Nepal’s widespread renown in the world being the birthplace of Buddha – ‘Light of Asia’ is thing of glory for every Nepalese people. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including its surrounding areas takes you very close to nature that enchants glimpse of Nepal providing an in-depth knowledge about its past history, art & architecture which turn us to the primitive age. As such, number of tourists from different corners of the world has been enrolling towards Nepal with a view to visit this beautiful country.

Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 1 Day(s) – 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

Itinerary

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley:

Breakfast, guided city sightseeing tour including Bhaktapur durbar square & Changu Narayan temple.
PLACES TO SEE IN THIS TOUR

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place - struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows - all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.

CHANGUNARAYAN TEMPLE
Narayan, or Vishnu, is the preserver of creation of Hinduism. His temple near Canggu Village, or Doladri in Sanskrit, is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. A legend says that once Vishnu in his act of destroying evil killed a Brahmin priest who had turned to evil. Such an act was considered one of the five most heinous crimes. Vishnu contemplated his deed and wandered here and there on Garuda, the mythical half man, half bird form. When he reached Changu, a hermit by the name of Sudarsana, not recognizing Lord Vishnu, beheaded him. Once beheaded, Vishnu felt regretful of his sin. He said that from then onwards he will live on the hill at Changu, where he was redeemed for his sin, and that everyone who comes to worship him at Changu on the day of the full moon or on Wednesdays will also be exonerated. The nitya puja, ritual worshipping, at Changu Narayan relates to this legend. The Vishnu image here is built of two parts, one of the head and the other of the body so that the beheading rite of Vishnu can be remembered during the puja.
The temple now covers at least seventeen hundred years of Nepalese art history. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. In the words of one tourist guide, "When you look upon Changu Narayan, you observe the complete cultural development of the Valley." On the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple are the ten incarnations in which Narayan destroyed evildoers. A sixth century stone statue shows the cosmic form of Vishnu, while another statue recalls his incarnation as a dwarf when he crushed King Bali. A statue of Vishnu disemboweling Narsingha, a man-lion, is particularly interesting. The Eastern doors are made of bronze, dragons decorate the bells, and devas and griffins look out from the walls and steps. A life-sized statue of Garuda kneels before the temple. The favorite sight of many visitors is the statue of Vishnu sitting astride his steed.

Inclusions / Exclusions

TRIP INCLUSIONS:
Full Day sightseeing tour by private A/C car
Entrance fees in all sightseeing places
One English Speaking Guide

TRIP EXCLUSIONS:
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Personal expenses
International air tickets and Taxes
Tips

Note: The price is based on two person basis

Photo Gallery

changu narayan temple Durbar Square Palace Of 55 Windows

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