Go back in time with a trip to two of the Himalayan country's old villages
Meander amongst the residents of Bungamati as they go about their day-to-day activities
See the Rato Machhendranath Temple, a Hindu temple for the patron god of Patan
Visit the Newari village of Khokana and get to know the local farming community
Learn about its renowned mustard oil and harvesting process
See the 3-storey temple dedicated the local mother goddess, Shikali Mai
Venture into the ancient villages of Kathmandu Valley in this exploration of Bungamati and Khokana. Because of their relative inaccessibility, visiting the towns is akin to going back in time – a time when locals gather in main squares and the call of everyday work intermingles with communal life. Such are what you'll see on this journey, with Bungamati's resident woodcarvers and craftsfolk hard at work. The place is home to the shrine of Rato Macchendranath, patron god of Patan, alongside other religious monuments. You can expect a similar ambience in Khokana, where locals live largely off of their agriculture. Learn about their renowned produce, mustard oil, and the unique way it is harvested, then pay a visit to the landmark three-storey temple dedicated to Shikali Mai, the local mother goddess.
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temple is surrounded by old city and we can also see traditionally made houses. whole area has a historical touch and it is very close to patan durbar square.
In a little village called Bungamati we visited this little temple which sat in the middle of a quiet square. Besides the women thrashing mustard bushes, we were the only other people there and sat having tea with some locals. Such a great little find and enough off the beaten trail to be peaceful.