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Statue in Budhanilkantha

Reclining Statue of Vishnu

Budhanilkantha's focal point for devotions is a large reclining statue of Vishnu as Narayan, the creator of all life. From his navel grew a lotus and from the lotus came Brahma, who in turn created the world. The 5m…
National Park in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Nagarjun Hill

Now formally part of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Nagarjun Hill, also known as the Rani Ban (Queen’s Forest), is west of the main park, beside the road to Trisuli Bazaar. This protected woodland provides a home…
Hindu Temple in The Northern & Western Valley

Ichangu Narayan Temple

About 3km northwest of Swayambhunath, Ichangu Narayan is one of several important temples dedicated to Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan, the ‘eternal man’. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style, the temple was fo…
National Park in The Northern & Western Valley

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

The northern part of the Kathmandu Valley rises to the verdant, reforested hills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. This national park protects the city's main water supply and a host of animals and plants.
Park in The Northern & Western Valley

Mahendra Park

You will have to use your imagination to envision the former glory of the 18th-century gardens at Balaju, now known as Mahendra Park, just beyond the Ring Rd. Although the gardens are faded and untidy, many local Hi…