Kedarnath temple; one shikhara styled brick paved Shiva temple

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The Kedarnath temple look-alike like the Badrinath Temple since both of them are made in terracotta form. The temple is called Kedarnath because of the statue of Kedaraeshwor that is established in the phallus of the temple.

This 17th-century temple is so eye-satisfying. Through which’s eastern pedestal, you can observe the entire durbar area along with the rest house and temple of Vatsala Durga Temple. While from the western or the front pedestal of the temple, you can have a glimpse of the entire char Dham temples.

There are a total of five pinnacles in the temple including four sub pinnacles. And, architecturally, they all turn in four directions. Despite that, it looks so splendid, of course, with the statues of lord shiva in it.

The stone pillars also seem fascinated with imaginative carvings.

The most dynamic king of the Malla era, King Bhupatindra Malla erected this temple. 

FAQs

Yes, you can. You could even capture the images of the god and goddess of the sanctum if you made it in the time of Nityapuja.

No, it is not. It is just opened for the Nityapuja, a daily worshipping ritual.

Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

It would be a pleasure to sneak around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It doesn’t matter when you will visit there. But if you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present 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 Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

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.

You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bag bazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur. But you need to catch the bus that has a route via Shiddhapokari.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.

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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  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

  • 27.671913, 85.427895
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