Visit Budhanilkantha Temple - The House of the Sleeping Lord Vishnu

Cultural & Theme Tours in Nepal
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Tour description

Budhanilkantha, portrays a sleeping Vishnu, floating like a gigantic astronaut on a bed of snakes in the middle of a big pool of water depicting the cosmic ocean. The name Budhanilkantha has nothing to do with Buddha, but literally means “blue throat disguised by mud”. The peculiar name refers to two legends attached to the statue, one of them saying that a farmer found the long lost statue in the mud when working his field with a plough and the other saying that Vishnu sacrificed himself by drinking the poison of the cosmic ocean, which then turned his throat blue.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionBudhanilkantha, located on the north of Kathmandu Valley is the holiest serine of Hindu community of people in Nepal. Approx. 9 km from the main city, situated at the base of Shivapuri Hills is a remarkable huge statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of coiled snakes. The statue is said to be sculpted from a single block of black stone. The 5 meter long statue is also known by the name of Jalasyana Narayan. At 10:30am, the guide will assist you at the hotel lobby. Then, you will head off to the sightseeing of Budhanilkantha Temple. After reaching there, your guide will tell you about the temple and its history. You will see many people worshiping and offering tikas, garlands, fruits, etc. Capture the best moments in your camera. After finishing the sightseeing, you will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch. At 1:30pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Duration: 3 hours

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Gratuities


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience