Kileshwor Mahadev Temple; A Shiva temple on the premises of Changu

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This tiny and two-storeyed temple on the premises of the Changu courtyard is called Kileshwor Mahadev Temple. People often call this temple the temple of Pasupatinath.

There is a shared belief that the lord Shiva gets settled over there to protect the hill. As the Changu Narayan temple, this temple also seems quite old and full of art and architecture. The struts behind the windows, and the upper section of the windows, show what a picturesque temple is.

The image of Umamaheshwor at Kileshwor temple

The image of Umamaheshwor at Kileshwor temple PC: rockaroundtheworld

Moreover, the duplicate structure of this temple was made during the World Wood day 2016 celebrations in Nepal.  You can find the videos of it on youtube too. It says it took 9 days to complete it. With the resources of 531 timber pieces, 422 joints, and 7 tons of reclaimed sal wood.


The Kileshwor temple is located at the premises of the Changu Narayan temple.

This temple is famous for its tiny architecture and beautiful wooden struts.

Yes, it costs Rs.350 for Non-SAARC Nationals and Chinese nationals. And, it costs Rs.250 for the SAARC nationals.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur and Changunarayan too. But you need to walk a little bit to reach the premises of Changu Narayan Temple.

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.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo travelling 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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