by budget_trekking | Mar 20, 2018

Pashupatinath is a famous Hindu Shrine, located in the heart of Kathmandu city and the banks of Bagmati River. This pilgrimage is year around sought by followers of Hindu religion from the world.

Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Pashupatinath temple is a famous shrine of Lord Shiva. This temple spreads in a huge area and homes different small temples, ashrams and scriptures that dates back to centuries. The total area of the temple is 264 hectare and it homes 518 temples and monuments. The temple was reconstructed in the 15th century after being demolished by termites but the temple dates back to 400 AD. Hence, Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. The direct translation of the name of the temple means lord of all the living and non living beings on the earth.

Pashupatinath is accessible on foot, public transportation or private vehicle. Since, over 700,000 people visit this temple in a year, it is surrounded by hotels, lodges and guests house. There are restaurants and eateries which serves local as well as international cuisine. The surrounding of the temple is also a good place to shop Rudraksha and other souvenir.