Anantalingeshwor Mahadeva Temple is one of the best discoveries of Bhaktapur. It is an ancient temple, not lies in a remote area which means it is easily accessible and is full of wilderness.
Bhaktapur is no doubt, full of discoveries and antiquity. And this place, Anantalingeshwor Mahadev temple is one among those best discovery of Bhaktapur. Being Situating in Gundu village makes more easy access to the people who want to get there.
Moreover, the forest around it just makes it a perfect destination.
According to the name, it is a Shiva temple. That also seems quite old. Some flight of stairs and the wilderness accompany you to the way of that temple.
However, local people are more generous and concern about this place. They do their usual worshipping over there. And they are trying to heritage it. At the same time, they are making it available for everyone.
Surprisingly, there are more stone temples and stone images. Also, a pond decorated with a snake image in between, that goes through your heart and creates a vibe of pure religion.
Besides, the temple lies in the southern part of Bhaktapur city. That means you can have a beautiful glimpse of the city under the range of Himalayas, once you reach the destination. Nevertheless, this could be a great experience, more worthy if you treat it as a hike.
No, it doesn’t. It lies at Suryabinayak municipality in the south-western hill station of Bhaktapur.
It is popular for its spectacular view of both the great Himalayas and the valley. With that, it is best for hiking through the woods and is one of the famous temples of Bhaktapur.
You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.
The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per the nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 to SAARC, and for Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese. And this charging rule is limited to Bhaktapur Nagar only.
No, you don’t need to pay for your infant. In fact, it is free entry to the children below 10 years of each national at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site but are not convenient for all kinds of visitors.
Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.
Well, there are a lot of things that you can do like shopping, sightseeing, eating different foods, also photography. But, capturing one corner of the square and having a sunset view would be the most satisfying thing that you would experience.
While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind few things like taking out of your shoes while entering the temple and other religious sites. Likewise, you might not be allowed to click pictures of some specific events or places. You should consider these things.
As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo traveling which means you can travel without a guide. But we also recommend you to have a certified guide who would help you to understand the authentic Bhaktapur and the stories carved all over the monuments.
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Suryabinayak Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal