Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

#8 of 51 in Historic Sites in Kathmandu
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
A small open-air Hindu temple with the largest stone carving in Nepal, Budhanilkantha features a 5 m (16.4 ft) long statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single block of black basalt. This large reclining figure, nested in intricately carved coils of the cosmic serpent, rests in the middle of a round pool 13 m (42.65 ft) in diameter. Colorful flowers usually ornament this spectacular sight. At the base of Shivapuri Hill, the temple offers a sanctuary from a busy city life, about 20-30 minutes from Kantipath bus station by microbus. Put Budhanilkantha into our Kathmandu road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • amazing temple. Vishnu ji lying on an invisible sheshnaag. very clean. all the pundits are young boys. a must visit place for hindus.  more »
  • About 10 km form the capital city of Kathmandu, the temple of Budhanilkanta temple can be found. There is nothing connected to Bhudhism here. Bhudha Nilkanta is said to mean the Old Bluethroated...  more »

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