Anantalingeshwor Mahadeva Temple: one ancient Shiva temple

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Anantalingeshwor Mahadeva Temple is one of the best discoveries of Bhaktapur. It is an ancient temple yet unlike other most temples, it does not lie in a remote area. The temple is easily accessible and is full of wilderness too.

Anantalingeshwor temple

Anantalingeshwor temple PC: Solography Nepal

Bhaktapur undoubtedly is full of discoveries and antiquity. And this place, Anantalingeshwor Mahadev temple is one of those best discovery of Bhaktapur. Being settled in Gundu village makes it easier to reach there yet you have to ascend stairs to reach the premises of Anantalingeshwor temple.

Way to Anantaingeshwor

Way to Anantaingeshwor

Moreover, the forest around it simply makes it a sound destination.

Importance of Anantalingeshwor Mahadeva Temple

The local people seem more generous and concern about this place. They do their usual worshipping over there as a course of action on account of trying to heritage it. At the same time, they are proffering it to everyone.

Surprisingly, there are more stone temples and stone images on the premises of Anantalingeshwor temple. Also, a pond decorated with a snake image in between goes through your heart and creates a vibe of pure religion.

stone images at Anantalingeshwor

stone images at Anantalingeshwor| PC: Solography Nepal

image of serpants at anantalingeshwor

image of serpents at Anantalingeshwor PC: Solography Nepal

footprints at anantalingeshwor

footprints at Anantalingeshwor PC: Solography Nepal

a holy pond at anantalingeshwor

A holy pond at Anantalingeshwor PC: Solography Nepal

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 the 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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