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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. Before you head to Kathmandu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kathmandu itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Kathmandu has to offer, including Budhanilkantha.
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  • Budhanilakantha is a historical place to visit with the sleeping(llaying) statue of god nilakantha. the environment there is very good.  more »
  • I was fortunate to visit this temple as part of a pilgrimage tour. The shrine is not very touristy and gives you a true sense of local customs. Well worth the visit. If you are not a Hindu a quiet wor...  more »
  • Neelkanth is name of shiva, Here you find Shiv's idol lying on rock in a pool. People visit in large numbers  more »
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  • Religiously very important and famous Hindu temple located at northern part of Kathmandu. Large laying status of Bishnu is major attraction here.
  • A popular worship place for Hindus that has its own story of creation.The gigantic statue of Vishnu is the main attraction. There are various stories related to this which are quite popular.
  • Most beautiful place of the world with lord Budhanilkantha .
  • Important religious place for Hindus in Nepal.lord Vishnu is sleeping in the water.I went there last April and spend some time.
  • Nice/beautiful place to visit!