Kumari Temple & Vivekanand RockBoth kumari temple and vivekanand rock are situated opposite to each other in kanyakumari. People are generally not allowed to click pictures here but we somehow managed to click a few.It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock.
Changu Narayan Temple
Changu Narayan Temple is some 6km north of Bhaktapur and is the oldest pagoda temple of Kathmandu valley. Dating back to 464 AD, the spectacular temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Nagarkot is a small hill station, 18 km from Bhaktapur, famous for its sunrise and the landscape that is best for overnight stay.
Pathibhara Devi Temple
We started walking at 8:00 and kept on climbing up normally on the stone paved way until we entered Pathibhara Temple premises at 9:15. The Temple is located on top of a hill at around 3800 meters of elevation just in front of the majestic Kanchenjunga mountain range. We stayed there for about 2 hours having natural and cultural experiences in peaceful environment. Every other things went well but we were not able to see clean mountains as it was playing peek-a-boo with us with support from floating clouds. We were all set to return after spiritual fulfillment and blessings from the powerful goddess. We hiked back on the same way to Mathillo Phedi, Tallo Phedi, Kafle Pati then Suketar. We stopped in Mathillo Phedi for an hour, had delicious lunch and continued our walk until we arrived in Kafle Pati, from where we were to take a 4X4 jeep to Suketar. After filling the seats, the journey began. The narrow and rugged road seemed the former mule track. The way was through mountain ledges, most part of it was only wide enough for one vehicle at a time and was a matter of trouble to brave drivers too. Landslides in some portion made it much more challenging, even an small error can cause the vehicle go straight down hundreds of meters. It took almost one and half an hour to cross ~15 KM of treacherous road. We thought - 'Wooooow! that was extreme and extremely beautiful journey.'
I visited this temple on December 18, 2014. It was a very short visit - hardly 20 minutes or little less as I had the flight to catch. There was some preparations going on for some event- I guess as people were raising large tents. I am a photographer so wanted to be there for the prayers and capture those special moments when people offer their devotion to Buddha! I myself wanted to meditate here! I missed it all. I plan to visit McLeod in a couple years. That time I will spend time here & do what I really wanted to do. Go visit this place, people. This is a serious place to experience peace & devotion & not where you go have fun. Please respect the environment & you will love it.