Historical places of Nepal

Are you planning to travel to Nepal? Nepal, a country with a history is a multiethnic, multiracial, multireligious and multilingual country and most peaceful country in World.  Although, Nepal is a relatively small country but has a lot of destination that attracts the tourist. The Himalayas in Nepal, that’s what Nepal is known for! But, besides all those awesome Himalayas, there are lakes, fast flowing rivers for rafting, hiking and trekking trails, diverse culture and tradition and so on. You will be missing out a lot on your trip to Nepal if you only stop at a popular destination. So, traveling to Nepal once is not enough. As well as make sure to include to the historical destination on your list too which are of brilliant architectural structure. If you are seeking for the best historical places to visit, then Nepal can be a destination to visit.

Nepal has a plenty destination to offer the cultural traveler. As Nepal, a country of Buddhist and Hindu ideologies. Nepal is rich in history from massive Hindu temples to quaint Buddhist monasteries with a brilliant architectural structure. And what is the best things to travel in Nepal for the historical destination is, most of the historical and cultural attraction had lain in Katmandu, Capital city of Nepal.

The top 10 rated historical destination to visit in Nepal are Under listed, among them, eight are list in UNESCO World Heritage sites, as the best time to explore Nepal is Autumn, during the month of September through November.

  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Swayambu Stupa
  3. Boudhanath Stupa
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Patan Durbar Square
  6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  7. Changu Narayan Temple
  8. Lumbini
  9. Muktinath Temple
  10. Gorkha Durbar

    Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the world devoted to Lord Shiva. It is one of the top historical sites of Nepal which is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. As the history Pashupati Nath, it is assumed or believed the temple was built in 3rd B.C century by Pashupreksha of Somadeva Dynasty. And the Pashupatinath means lord of living beings.

Pashupatinath temple is located at near Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple is built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors are permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as an entrance to the temple is strictly forbidden to non-Hindu. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February / March. Apart from the religious importance, this temple is a stunning example of ancient architecture.

  1. Swayambhunath

Swayambunath referred to as the Monkey temple of Nepal. It is another historical place which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. The history about the Swayambunath stupa temple, a millennium years ago, king Manadeva built a stupa in around 460 A.D.

The Swayambhunath Temple was a vital destination for Buddhist pilgrimages and is today still a very important destination for religious adventurers. While Swayambhunath Temple is a Buddhist temple, Hindus are also frequent visitors to the holy shrine. Most of the visitor is the Buddhist people, but an equal number of the other traveler visits the Swayambunath.

  1. Boudhanath Stupa

Nepal’s other historical destination listed in the world heritage site. It’s located near the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). It is one of the top-rated destinations for the historical tour. Boudhanath stupa was built in octagonal structure, a belief which symbolizes the Buddha’s teachings which were constructed by King Man Dev in about 50th Century.

Mostly pilgrim, from Tibet, the follower of Buddha and obviously native people visit the Boudhanath Stupa as the stupa is built in such a way that many people can relate peace and enjoy the place. And another interesting thing about the Boudhanath Stupa, a stupa is illuminated by the artificial lights and by thousands of candles lit by pilgrims. During the Tibetan New year, celebrated in February or March, Boudhnath hosts the festival of Losar, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist festival in Nepal.

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square referred to as the Hanuman Dhoka Square is another historical site listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. If you are seeking to know about the history of Nepal, you may be missing out the Kathmandu Durbar square, if you don’t visit this place. Kathmandu Durbar Square had carried the major history of Nepal. As Kathmandu durbar square is located at the heart of the Kathmandu. The Durbar is made up of two subareas where the outer complex is known for numerous interesting temples as Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Shiva-Parvati Temple and so on where the inner complex is filled with the old palace area, Hanuman-Dhoka, and its courtyards.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the important places to know about the history of Nepal. If you are planning to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, you can start with the museum. It is the great place where you can relate the glimpse into the local life of people and the Kathmandu Durbar square is filled with popular shrines and temple which relate the ancient Newari architecture.


  1. Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is probably one of the oldest Durbar Square which is best known for its artistic heritage. It is in the Patan, very near to the Kathmandu. The Patan city is surrounded by four stupas, one at each corner of its cardinal point and these stupas are said to have been built by famous Emperor Ashoka. Patan Durbar Square is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. The square is full of ancient palaces, and temples.

The major attraction of Patan Darbar Square is Patan Museum, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Golden Window, Mahabouddha Temple, Golden Temple, and Krishna Temple. The museum is decorated with the major historical monument with the ancient used equipment, and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, located inside kwabedehul which is famous as the golden temple. The golden temple of Buddha in Patan is the oldest richest and most famous monument which was built in the 12th Century. And the Krishna Temple, built in the 17th century which is the only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines.

  1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another historical destination of Nepal, situated near to the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur is another best place to hang out for a day trip in Kathmandu. Bhaktapur durbar square is also listed UNESCO world heritage site, and the palace is a museum. Visitor can see the maximum number of ancient monuments, buildings, and temples with the ancient Newari accent.

The major attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a historical monument of the Durbar area and the nearby durbar area and the building are centuries old with the awesome architecture. The 55 windows palaces, the huge monument and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla are seen atop a large column. Another attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square is Nyatapola Temple. The most famous pagoda temple in all of Nepal and the word “Nyatapola” refers to five tiers, which means as the five elements that are air, water, land, fire, and wind. And the other attractions are the Vatsala temple, Dattatreya Teple, Taumadhi Square, Bhairavanath Temple, Golden Gate and Loin’s Gate and pottery square.

  1. Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan Temple is considered as the oldest Hindu temple among the other temple in Nepal, lies in Bhaktapur. Changu Narayan Temple, the ancient Hindu temple has a history of back about 3000 years ago.  It is also listed enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site and is built in the two-tiered pagoda architectural. The main shrine is surrounded by mythical beasts but sadly, a significant portion of the Changu Narayan temple was affected during the earthquake that hits a Nepal in 2015 BS. Changunarayan temple after the earthquake, all portion of the temple had been renovated in the same way that had been during the 3000 years back. The earthquake had destroyed the monuments of Changu Narayan Temple, the renovation of the Changu Narayan temple is going on. 

The major attraction of Changu Narayan temple is the life-sized stone Garuda kneeling in front of Lord Vishnu. And another major attraction of the Changunaryan temple is Changu Narayan museum, operated in the last 11 years ago. Changu Narayan museum is an only private museum in Nepal which had focused on the history and the Changu Narayan temple itself and to preserve the local accent of the local area of Changu Narayan temple.

  1. Lumbini

Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha is one of the most visited and renowned destinations. Lumbini lies at a 300 km distance from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Lumbini is also listed in the UNESCO world heritage site where a thousand of pilgrimage visit in a day. The travel experience to Lumbini would be great to the visitor, as the Lumbini draws the history back to since very long. In about 250 BC, the emperor Ashoka was built for marking as the place of birth of Gautam Buddha. So Lumbini is more than just a religious place. And visitor also can visit the Janaki Mandir with is nearby Lumbini, a Hindu temple in Janakpur in the Mithila region of Nepal. Janaki Mandir is also considered as the most important model of kori architecture in Nepal.

The major attraction of the Lumbini is the museum and research center of Buddhism. Most of the Buddhist pilgrimage visit for the research center and for the meditation. And the temple designed in the Japanese Architecture style in the park. And the other attraction of the Lumbini is World Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Thai Monastery, Maya Devi Temple, different Monastery and so on. If you are looking for the best travel company for Lumbini tour, create Himalaya Adventure can be your travel partner as We had been organizing the Lumbini tour in the past 14 years ago. We organize the different package for the Lumbini tour like Lumbini tour package from Kathmandu, Lumbini Sauraha tour package, Lumbini circuit, Pokhara Lumbini tour package.

  1. Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple, the popular temple located in the highest altitude in the world of a 3710m at the lap of the Thorong-La mountain pass, Mustang district. Muktinath temple is the holiest places for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to the Hindu rituals, a pilgrimage who visit the Muktinath temple, their committed sin will be forgiven. The major attraction of the Muktinath temple is 108 Dhara (taps) in the backyard of the temple, that flows continuous and the Gumba Samba which is a monastery of origin Tibetan. Muktinath Temple was a bit affected during the earthquake which hits at Nepal in 2015. And, it was renovated after the earthquake with the local accent. A number of the visitor are flowing over the Muktinath temple after the earthquake as the temple is decorated and built with an ancient accent.

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10. Gorkha Durbar

Gorkha Durbar considered as the most historical place of Nepal. Gorkha Durbar is in Gorkha District with an altitude of 1210 m, it is located 140 km from the Kathmandu. They're much more about the history of Gorkha Durbar, As the Gorkha used to be the district headquarter of the village known as Gorkha. And King Prithvi Narayan Shah was renowned for his fighting skills, strategies, and strong personality. When east India company was attracting Nepal to make their own, but they surrender and the whole reason was Pritivi Naryan shah strategies to fight against them. So, there is a famous saying about the Gorkha Durbar is that, if you want to know about the history of Nepal, the Gorkha Durbar would be the best destination. The major attraction of Gorkha Durbar is Gorkha Durbar (Palace) where king Prithvi Narayan Shah used to live, Kalika temple, Talla Durbar with the museum, and a viewpoint where the visitor can enjoy the superb view of the Gorkha Bazaar.

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