Chandragiri in Kathmandu, Nepal
Enjoy the scenic views at Chandragiri
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Mar - May, Sep - Nov
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About Chandragiri in Kathmandu
Less than an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu city, Chandragiri hilltop is a mesmerising tourist location, enriched with equal amounts of natural beauty and cultural significance. The view of the entire Kathmandu valley can be seen from up there. It is said to be so beautiful that when King Ranjit Malla had to leave his kingdom defeated, he took one last glance at it from here and broke down into tears. The great Gorkhali king Prithvi Narayan Shah also decided to annexe the valley after seeing it from Chandragiri hills. At 2500 km on the top of Chandragiri Nepal, the entire stretch of all the great Himalayan mountain massifs can be seen. For an even better glimpse, there is a view tower with binoculars. From west to east runs the great Annapurna, Nepal’s favourite trekking destination Mount Manaslu, the mighty Ganesh Himal and then the magnificent Langtang Himal. With a clear sky, one might even catch a glimpse of Mount Everest.
Cable Car Ride:
One of the main attractions here is the cable ride up the slope. From the foot of the hill, the Chandragiri cable cars take tourists up to the top smoothly. The spectacular 360°C view of the valley and the mountains are absolutely worth the money spent on the ticket. The journey is only of 10 minutes and covers an ascent of 2.5 km.
Bhaleshwar Mahadev Temple:
At the top of Chandragiri hill Nepal, the tourists are greeted with the Shiva shrine of Bhaleshwar Mahadev. This temple is said to have been built over goddess Sati’s forehead. It was part of a very important chapter in Hindu mythology when a bereaved Lord Shiva roamed all around the universe with his consort’s corpse in arms. This temple atop Chandragiri Kathmandu boasts true Newari architecture with wooden carvings and an antique vibe. There is a statue of Prithvi Narayan Shah outside – the king Lord Shiva had blessed to win over the Valley of Kathmandu.
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Govind's 8 days trip to NepalTravel triangle are good and valuable information providers for us Residence at kailash kutti, Kathmandu. And visit to Pashupatinath, king palace, Manokama, and Lumbini
Anand's 7 days trip to NepalHotel at Kathmandu not upto mark rooms small and smelly.,as per agent it's supposed to be 3 star, but we didt felt so. Nagarkot arrival entry fee not being informed before hand. We had wonderful tour, with Himalayas mountain view, Para gliding n elephant bath. Our kids enjoyed.
Premduttsharma's 4 days trip to NepalIt was a nice & enjoying experience. Services provided by snoyoda was prompt and responsive. They were very courteous too. Thanks for all Darshan of Pashupati nathji at Kathmandu. We had the opportunity to have the Darshan twice.
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Gaurav's 4 days trip to NepalWe enjoyed our small trip to Kathmandu and Nagarkot. Bhagwat made good arrangements for the trip. His drivers are good and professional. Bhagwat also arranged for our Everest flight at the last moment. We loved the location of Katmandu Arts hotel. It is right in the midst of the market area.
Rahul's 6 days trip to NepalThe experience of our visit to kathmandu and pokhara was really good. The only issue was the hotel room during our stay in Kathmandu was too small. Overall the trip was awesome.
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Dr's 5 days trip to NepalIt was an excellent and the most memorable trip ever for us. We travel to various countries every year for vacation. This time we have chosen Nepal (based on our current budget). We traveled to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Kathmandu was so good. Hotel Mahadev people were a bit lethargic fellows. Laughing on us all the times (I don't know why...!). Next, in Pokhara the hotel where we stayed was Splendid View. V Nice hotel. Hospitality from the crew is awesome. Particularly, Abhilash and Eeswar were very nice people in the hotel. Finally, we stayed in Hotel Royal Safari, where we felt a bit disappointed. This is due to the reasons that the ambiance is not so good (Many people were drinking liquor, smoking around us). We were a bit terrified due to the situation as ours was a family trip (3 Couples and 2 Kids). Also, in the hotel royal safari AC was not properly working and furthermore bedsheets were not clean. The hotel wala charged us 12,500 NPR for Kumrose Jeep Safari (hyderabad zoo will be far better than that), which was not so exciting as we thought. Overall, the first two hotels were so good. Therefore, it was a great trip. Really, the agent Kunal ji was so polite. We were a team of Eight (08) and have different opinions for everybody as far as the trip is concerned. Every time, Kunal was changing the itineraries without any irritation. That was really awesome feeling what I felt. We got some other quotes from different agents, even from some Nepali Agents. But, I have chosen Trip Master only because of Kunal ji. Really, he kept the trust that we kept on him throughout the trip. Special Thanks to Kunal Ji and especially Me along with my wife decided to go with Travel Triangle (if possible Kunal ji again) in our future trips. New people may feel scared a bit to go with this agency. But, I assure you to please go ahead for experiencing budget friendly and awesome trips. Further, we should thank Raushan Kumar Ji for his timely approach and concern on us. He was calling us regularly to verify our satisfaction. Really Thanking him from our side for his tremendous support. Finally, we would like to Thank an excellent driver of the era Binda Ji for bearing us till the end :). He was an excellent and the most experienced driver. The best part of him is his smile that he carried always throughout the trip. Thank you Binda Ji. Definitely, your trip will be memorable and go ahead without any hesitation. It is the best travel agency. I will definitely go with this agency for the next time undoubtedly. - Dr. Raghu Chandra Garimella
Cooljodi's 8 days trip to NepalWe had booked nepal trip for 7N - 8D package through traveltriangle ( snowyoda agent). The hotels given were very good with good staff and services. Overall experience was decent The main points of concern 1. Horrible car service provided. Car was in good condition but faced lot of trouble with driver. He was not answering anything we asked, was rough driver and didnot bother much about taking care of passangers needs. He also didnot take us to some of the mentioned itiniary places 2. It was already informed that we prefer jain meal. Some hotels, we had to really face lot of troubles getting jain meal 3. Support from snowyoda representative was good but we didnot get much satisfactory solution to the driver issue. 1. Nagarkot was good location. We had a beautiful view from our room and had good time on our wedding anniversary there 2. Hotel staff at kathmandu hotel was very caring and helpful. Helped us wilth all our needs
Swetha's 5 days trip to NepalBrilliant trip! I'd suggest you stay at Pokhara for longer than Kathmandu. Great natural beauty and the Himalayas make everything worthwhile. The hotels were wonderful for our budget and the drive to various places was memorable.
Shah's 5 days trip to NepalKathmandu drivers kept on changing and car was small and last day it was so hot and a/c was not working
Elmercatungal's 6 days trip to NepalIt was such an amazing experience. Our driver Pravin was very kind, helpful and keep us safe during the tour. The staff of our hotels was so kind, welcoming, cheerful and respectful. Vikram, Suyog, and the rest of the team in Hotel Temple Inn in Kathmandu were so helpful, full of energy. Bravo to them
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FAQ's of kathmandu
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The best time to visit Chandragiri hills is during autumn, right after the monsoons. The sky will be clear, and all the mountain ranges can be clearly seen from the tower.
If you are an Indian, the cable car ride costs INR 415 for one trip and INR 700 for a round trip.
The panoramic vista of the Himalayan ranges and the Bhaleshwar Mahadev Temple are the points of interest at Chandragiri hill.
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