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Pashupatinath Temple

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Reviewed today via mobile

As someone who grew up in a culture where we are pretty much shielded from the reality of death, this temple was quite the humbling experience. I didn’t understand why they don’t allow foreigners or even foreign Hindus in the Temple. That was the only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Flyboy2101
Reviewed today via mobile

This Unesco awarded Hindu temple complex includes the temple as well as cremation ghats. For the ghats there is literally a gallery with vendors selling drinks and foods for those watching families grieve for family their member being cremated. Non Hindus are not allowed into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed today

This is a beautiful temple, and it was wonderful to be in the presence of so many devotees. Unfortunately, this temple does not allow entry to Westerners - not even Westerners who are practicing Hindus. I've been to hundreds of temples throughout India and never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jefflopezstuit
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a taxi from Boudanath Stupa to visit Pashupatinath temple for about 250npr. We were immediately approached by a man who was very polite and assisted us in paying for the entrance fee for 10USD per pax. Initially we thought it would be another...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rinniesy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating, beautiful, large Hindu temple complex and cremating grounds located just in the outskirts of Kathmandu, near the airport. Considered the "local Varanasi", here you can directly watch the funeral cremation ceremonies. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank handreu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent an hour or two on our half day tour. Some great photo opportunities. There were a few passing away rituals happening. Only down side was getting hassled to buy things.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GastroGaz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the biggest events in Kathmandu. It is absolut necessary to visit this place. A big area with the special crematorium

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reinholdt999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite a special experience, watching the cremations first hand. It is something you cannot see in many parts of this world, but it gets quite personal. We did it, and we do not regret it, but probably would not do it again. :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank the-non-residents
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an experience, this is like nothing I've seen before. Our hotel tried to talk us out of going when we did due to it being busy with a festival. We were so glad we went any way, the area was decorated and there were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wabeachbum
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is another name for Lord Shiva. He is believed to be protector and preserver all living creatures in the form of Pashupathnath. Int, 1979 AD, this temple

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bhavanachittal
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Response from JoyOfTravellingIndia | Reviewed this property |
November would be just too cold to be comfortable for aged travellers
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Girijesh J
June 11, 2018|
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Response from hotelr31 | Reviewed this property |
Once you reach Raxaul, you need to cross the boader and reach Birgunj. From Birgunj there are plenty of buses which leaves to kathmandu. Morning starting from 6.30 to 12pm. Again you can find night buses starting from 6 pm... More
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May 24, 2018|
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Response from Shirish s | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code for men, women and children.
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