Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple

Get There: The temple is on Pashupati Nath Road. There are regular buses from the Kathmandu City Bus Station that take you to Patan. A taxi costs around 200NPR.

Pashupatinath is a temple that attracts pilgrims every year from near and far. It is found on the banks of the Bagmati River, which connects to the Ganges in India. Pashupatinath is most famous for its sacred Hindu cremation ceremonies, where you can watch Nepalese people burning the bodies of their loved ones. As graphic as this may sound and though it’s perhaps not for the soft of stomach, witnessing the ceremony amongst the beautiful and historical temple grounds is a magical experience. If you climb to the top of the stairs, you will also find hundreds of monkeys chilling as they look down on the busy and colourful city centre of Kathmandu.

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