The Crematoria, Kathmandu

3.9
Learn about Hindu funereal traditions during a visit to The Crematoria, the riverside cremation area of a famous Hindu temple. The traditional ceremony sees the family of the deceased build a funeral pyre next to the river, sprinkle it with holy water, and circle the body three times, walking counter-clockwise. The area is only open to those of Hindu faith. Other visitors can see the cremation area from the opposite bank of the river. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kathmandu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Crematoria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The entrance is 1000 rupis. The temple is surronded by monkeys too but for me it wasn’t the best one and the price id quite expensive  more »
  • If you want to immerse yourself completely in the local culture and religious events then this is not to be missed. At first , as a westerner, it seems as though we are intruding on a grieving family,...  more »
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