Manakamana Temple, Gorkha

Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A modern cable car takes you to Manakamana Temple, a 17th century pagoda-style sanctuary dedicated to one of Parvati's incarnations-- Bhagwati. After an exciting ride up with stunning views of the mountains and green valley, admire the red and black colored and lavishly decorated temple standing 1,302 m (4,270 ft) above sea level. Feel the holy ambiance and enter the small dark chamber displaying ancient ornaments covered in dust and ashes. Many pilgrims come to worship here and often sacrifice animals-- infact there is a cable carriage for animals just for this purpose. Absorb the breathtaking views of the Manaslu, Himalchuli, and Annapurna mountains to the north, and grab some souvenirs and taste local food from the nearby street vendors. A visit to Manakamana Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gorkha trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Manakamana is a must-visit place if you're in Nepal, This is situated 100 KM away from Kathmandu, en route to Pokhara, The cable car ride is one of the best things to do, You can see the green...  more »
  • Manakamana is the one of the powerful god .Manakamana temple is the beautiful temple with beautiful scenes.this place is vibrating with energy.Riding Cable Car also amazing experience in my life...  more »
  • The locals will irritate you to the maximum and well the people standing in queue if you are lucky then awesome if not then good luck.
  • Historic place.... One of the most worshipped place in Nepal. Here the wishes comes true.

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