“ Budhham Saranam Gachyami” is the spell which replenish the morning vibes around Boudhanath Stupa. Located in the neighborhood of Chabahil, Kathmandu the stupa possesses congruent features of Swayambhu Nath stupa. Surrounded by the beautiful artistic buildings, the stupa has its own charm of tantalizing the visitors aspiration of travelling. Well, to be honest this is one of the nearest and dearest destination which has forever provoked me to adapt the habit of morning walk.
So as per my experience, the best time to visit the destination is either early morning or evening. One can head towards the place by taking a public transport like tempo or bus which charges you with a minimal amount of Rs.20-Rs.25 varying on your hotel location while you can also take a private cab (taxi) which would charge you around Rs.300-Rs 500. But to exactly take the taste of Nepalese lifestyle I recommend you to take a public transport.
Similarly, due to the earthquake in Kathmandu in 2015 it had got affected by it but at present the renovation and construction work has finished and is open for all the visitors. The entrance fee for Boudha Nath Stupa is between $20 USD to $30 USD for foreigners.
As the Stupa is located in Buddhist community one can embrace the taste of local Buddhist food like Laphing, Mo:Mo, Tumba (local drink) and other Buddhist food fusion. One can also get a quick taste of Asian cuisines like Japanese and Italian inside the monastery area. Due to the presence of several roof top restaurants one can peacefully sit in one corner and take a glamorous look of the area and enjoy the pleasant morning or evening weather.
Caption: Laphing, the most liked dishes of Buddhist community.
While at a same time you can also walk around Boudha area for quick window shopping as there are several antiques shop selling jewelry, beautiful china set, Thanka paintings ,artistic sculptures, clothes, perfumes, scented candlestick and many more.
I sincerely hope you will like my recommended area while you are staying in Kathmandu, Nepal. This place inside the Kathmandu valley is located in Boudha area, a neighborhood of Chhabahil which is not so far and is easily accessible from every nook and corner. If you really want to explore Kathmandu within a short span of time then Boudha Nath should be noted in your priority list for it sincerely rejuvenates your inner peace and make your travelling purpose successful.
Have a happy stay!!