Religious Places, Middle Hills, Nepal: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Amar Narayan Mandir

It is located in Tansen. This is a traditional three-tiered pagoda-style temple that was built in 1806. It has well carved doors and has some intricate woodwork. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful temples outside of Kathmandu Valley. It was built by Amar Singh Thapa, who was the first governor of Tansen and annexed Tansen to become part of Nepal. Devotees come here every evening to light butter lamps in honor of the patron deity, Lord Vishnu.

Khadga Devi Temple

The temple is located in Bandipur. This temple is a barn-like temple which enshrines the sword of Mukunda Sen, the 16th century king of Palpla. The blade is a gift from Shiva and is revered as a symbol of Shakti (consort of female energy) and once a year during Dasain, it gets a taste of sacrificial blood.

Thani Mai Temple

It is located in Bandipur and the main attraction of Thani Mai Temple is its spectacular sunrise views. It has some of the most memorable 360 degree vistas in the country, with the Himalaya stretching out along the horizon. The trail starts near the school at the southwest end of the bazaar and it takes a 30 minute walk to reach the temple.

World Peace Pagoda

It is located on the peak of a mountain of southern Phewa Lake. Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Japan built it in 2000 to inspire people in order to search for world peace. It is actually a Buddhist monument that is housing Buddha Shakyamuni. It is likely to enjoy the sights of Annapurna peak and Phew Lake from the pagoda.