gateway to heaven
11.05.2016 - 13.05.2016 -24 °C
Sundarijal is one of the coolest places in Nepal where one can have wild thrill and trekking experience. Situated just 25 kilometers away from the Old Buspark in Kathmandu, Sundarijal can be accessed through direct bus services from Kathmandu. From the bus stop in Sundarijal, a climb up hill through the stairs that leads to the Shivapuri National Park could be made. The place also enshrines the Sundarimai Temple at the side of river, to where, during the jatras, people walk barefoot from Pashupatinath to collect the holy water from river and again back to Pashupatinath to offer it to Shiva Lingas. This tradition is believed to be practiced for seeking forgiveness for all the sins done by the worshippers.Beside this religious importance, the place provides a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and the presence of lots of water falls in this place adds more to its beauty. The water which is supplied to the Kathmandu valley for drinking purpose is originated from here and the place also has a small hydropower project. The river, dense forest, waterfalls, stone carvings, the temple, etc. are the sites of major attraction in Sundarijal. The most interesting thing about sundarijal was the sources of water, the streams, which were absolutely phenomenal. One can feel cold breeze of air all day long. The tempertature was fine so we didn't had a very hard time going to the top. However, it still took us 4-5 hrs.
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