Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

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Address: Pashupatinath Road, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal

Phone: +977-14256910

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About Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

An astonishing architectural beauty, the Pashupathinath temple attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath temple is located on the banks of Bagmati river on the eastern side of Kathmandu. One of the most important holy places for cremation, you are bound to feel like a part of the final journeys of many people when you visit Pashupatinath.

A holy destination for pilgrims and spirituals, the place sees a lot of visitors not only from India but all across the world. Since it is a temple, there is no Pashupatinath Temple Ticket Price or even Pashupatinath Temple Tickets needed for the entry. It will be polite to take the ‘Puja Thali’ with you, though. You won’t be expected to Buy Tickets for Pashupatinath Temple or carry other things with you, just go with faith and belief and that will be enough for you.

Pashupatinath Temple Information

  • Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple.
  • Beware of locals trying to fleece tourists by offering ‘good deals’ and ‘cheap bargains’.

Pashupatinath Temple Ticket Prices

  • Non-Asians have to pay approximately Nepali Rupees 1000 to enter the temple complex.

How To reach Pashupatinath Temple by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus stop: Maiju Bahal Bus stop
  • Chabahil Bus stop. If going by other modes of transport,take the bus, microbus or tempo ( a three wheeler taxi) which says it is going to Gaushala or Chabahil.

Restaurants Near Pashupatinath Temple

  • Bhojan Griha
  • Tiffin Home
  • Mechi Hotel

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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Reviews

  • The almighty, the lord resides here (in our belief). Whatever the myths say, the place is so beautiful and filled with positive vibes and radiations... One of the most important Holy Place for Hindus all over the world. Pashupatinath temple and the environment intrigue me so much that I want to spend a lot of time there. Everyday at dusk, AARATI (prayers) is carried out, the charm of which is so immense, that it literally hypnotizes you....

  • One of my best experiences in Nepal. Even if tourists can’t go into the temple, around the temple is a lot going on. In the evenings take cremations of Hindus place on raised platforms along the holy river. Especially for those who don’t go to Varanasi in India, i highly recommend it. We had a tour guide showing us around, especially as a non Hindu i could use some help to understand the rituals. He didn’t want a fix price, we just could give him what it was worth for us.

  • This is a historic temple badly damaged in part by the earthquake. The temple itself is accessible to those who are practicing Hindus however, I wasn't barred from entering or asked at the time of entry. The temple itself is beautiful however, they do not allow any photographs. The temple is also a site for cremation so you can see families performing last rites and ashes being floated into the river.

  • We came here yesterday to have a look at this famous temple. We followed the locals to the entrance but we were stopped by officials to buy a ticket. We thought it's ok since we're not Hindus and are not here for praying. But they wanted 10$ each and that was simply out of our budget. Also even if we would have paid the 20$ we wouldn't have been allowed to go inside. I really think it's sad that they can't be honest and just tell us that they don't want any atheists or Christians on the site. Or if that's not the problem and we anyways can just see it from outside, charge us something anyone can afford. We were pretty disappointed also because this happened to us a lot of times in Asian countries and we wanted to get all the cultural impressions. Sadly that's not possible.

  • I just love the place as always. I always feel so much excited after visiting. This place is great and it carries a lots of traditional values and many historical stories related with this place. This place is just great. I always love pashupatinath temple.

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