Regardless of whether you are a devoted and religious person or not, the spiritual and pilgrimage sites in Nepal are guaranteed to leave you captivated and fill your soul with serenity. With intricate designs, grand architecture and full blown decorations, the pilgrimage sites in Nepal catch every passerby’s eye. Beyond the alluring exteriors, the homes of pilgrimage are places where people from corners of the world come to meditate, pray, or even just gather their thoughts and find inner peace.
Nepal is one of the most frequented religious destinations in Asia, especially for the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is one of the main religious cities every tourist must visit. The highly revered Hindu temple Pashupatinath lies in this city. Besides this, Bhaktapur is the smallest city of Nepal with the inhabitant of Newars and has many famous Durbars (palaces) that are enlisted in the world heritage site list. In the mountains, Muktinath temple is one of the biggest religious destinations for every religious devotee, and also makes for a beautiful trekking destination. It is a breathtaking sight, and has 3 layered Pagoda style temple situated over a snow clad mountain base. Many Nepalese people and tourists visit this temple yearly. Manakamana is also one of the most famous temples of Nepal, much more accessible, as it is only a few hours out of Kathmandu. Many tourists visit Manakamana just for the thrill of its cable car rides. Gosaikunda is another famous religious place in Nepal. It has a holy lake which is believed to be created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul. Janakpur is another religious place in Nepal which is famous for its Maithil culture, Mithila art and Janaki temple. One of the world’s most important spiritual sites is the historic birthplace of the Lord Gautama Buddha, located at Lumbini, Nepal. This is probably one of the most celebrated pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It consists of a temple, gardens and a museum dedicated to Lord Buddha. Many devotees and mystics visit this place to worship, explore or just walk around the garden and find a peaceful meditative spot to contemplate.
Besides the temples mentioned above, the famous pilgrimage sites in Nepal are Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Pathibhara, Gosainkunda, Gorkha, Swargdwari, Kailash Manasarovar, Tansen and many others. Devotees from various parts of the country and foreign countries come to these pilgrimage sites during special occasions and festivals. Pilgrimage sites like Muktinath, Damodar Kunda and Gosainkunda are the popular trekking destinations for the tourist from around the world. Both Hindus and Buddhist equally visit Muktinath and Gosainkunda.
Travhill understands that religion and spirituality is one of the most important values of Nepal, and we have added this part of tour to spread this essence among all the interested visitors, by making your experience the best one yet.