Legend has said that Queen of Gorkha King Ram Shah (A. D. 1614-1636) possessed divine powers Manakamana Temple - The wish-fulfilling Goddess known only to her devotee LakhanThapa.
Cable car is a recent phenomenon in Nepal that has become extremely popular with the locals and tourists alike. The 10-minute cable-car ride takes the visitor to the temple of Goddess Manakamma who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. The temple of Manakamana lies 125 km to the west of Kathmandu. Cable-car ride starts at Cheres, 104 km from Kathamndu on the highway to Pokhara. In the past, millions of pilgrims used to do the long arduous trek up to the hilltop. Much still do. From the base-station at Cheres one can get to Manakamana temple in 10 minutes flat or less. The ride covers a distance of 2.8 kilometers. With 31 passengers and 3 cargo-cars, each with a seating capacity of handling 600 persons per hour. Location
Manakamana temple lies 12 km south of historic town Gorkha and located on a prominent ridge (1302m) overlooking the river valleys of Trisuli (south) and Marshyandi (west). The unique location of the place is dramatized during winter when the ridge appears as island above the sea of morning mist. People believe Manakamana Devi fulfills the wishes of her devotees, thus called the wish fulfilling deity. At the cable car station Kurintar there are some resorts, which serve tourists.
How to go MANAKAMANA TEMPLE?
Destination: Kathmandu to Kurintar
Driving Time: Approx. 2.5 Hours
Travel Route: Kathmandu - Malekhu - Kurintar
Also Visit Daily Bus Services: Manakamana Darshan
09.00 AM to 1200 NOON and 1330 PM to 1700 PM
Lunch Break: 1200 NOON to 1330 PM Tentative Tour Plan
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kurintar by Private Transport / Ride Cable Car to Manakamana. Puja - Darshan Manakamana Temple & Drive back to Kathmandu or contiue journey to Pokhara for extension trip or Chitwan for Jungle Safari activities. Spiritual & Religious Pilgrim's Package Tour
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