Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

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A small open-air Hindu temple with the largest stone carving in Nepal, Budhanilkantha features a 5 m (16.4 ft) long statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single block of black basalt. This large reclining figure, nested in intricately carved coils of the cosmic serpent, rests in the middle of a round pool 13 m (42.65 ft) in diameter. Colorful flowers usually ornament this spectacular sight. At the base of Shivapuri Hill, the temple offers a sanctuary from a busy city life, about 20-30 minutes from Kantipath bus station by microbus. Put Budhanilkantha into our Kathmandu road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • Rather long drive to reach this spot because of terrible traffic. The statue itself is quite interesting but there are many other places of interest in Kathamndu which are much more impressive. Only g...  more »
  • On a hill overlooking the Kathmandu suburb of Buddhanilkantha, with a view of the Kathmandu Valley, and right next to the gate of Shivapuri National Park, there is the International Vipassana Meditati...  more »
  • Very different form of Swamy Narayanan in the Adishesha lying posture. Quite cool environment, Though may be maintained clean also.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful Temples. Naturally mesmerizing and mentally healing places, personally.
  • Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal, (Nepali: बुढानिलकण्ठ मन्दिर; translation: Old Blue Throat) is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley .and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal.
  • Such a divine abode located amidst such a scenic setting. Each and every detail of the temple embellishes its holiness and speaks out the culture. Most amazing highlight being the floating kaya of Buddha amidst the waterbody. Well planned and maintained temple with enough security and vigilance. One of the chief attractions in Kathmandu, worthy of a visit.
  • An important temple of Lord Vishnu, around the Shivapuri range.
  • It's temple after all! But the area around should be kept clean.
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