Situated on the top of the hill, 105 km west from Kathmandu, Manakama Devi Temple is a very significant religious site of Hindus in Nepal. This temple is situated in the midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is believed that Goddess Bhagawati is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati which is the main idol of Manakama Temple. The Hindu devotees also believe that while we visit Manakama Temple to pay respect, the goddess Bhagwati fulfills one’s wishes and wishes comes true. In the Nepali language, Mana means heart and Kamana is a desire so combinely Manakamana implies the goddess who fulfills the wishes. People from all around Nepal as well as India come to visit this religious site to pay respect, be blessed, be happy, be safe and pray that their wishes will be fulfilled in the coming future. Although the temple is situated at the top of the hills, devotees don’t hesitate to walk through the beautiful alleys at the top and visit the temple. Many tourists visit this site and enjoy the breathtaking views of Hills, Himalayas, and small valleys. One should certainly visit this place while traveling to Nepal. We would like to recommend you to visit this ancient and religious sites to add some beautiful moments in your life.
The famous Manakamana Temple is 3 hours away from Kathmandu. Manakamana is on top and below is Kurintar, from where the cable car runs and the two points are linked. Because of this cable car, climbing up to the top has become a thing of the past and the ride from Kathmandu to Kurintar spans 104 km. Travel from Kathmandu to Kurintar which may take 3 hours on a private / tourist bus. Then, we’ll take a cable car and ride from Kurintar to Temple Manakamana which may take 10-15 minutes. Then we’ll visit the temple and worship Manakamana Devi and pray for fulfilling a wish. We’ll then ride down from the temple by cable car and head back to Kathmandu from this religious journey.