Besides Pashupatinath in Katmandu, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in world; Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha in southern Nepal; and Janakpur, where Sita, consort of Lord Ram, was born, the Kingdom contains many other holy places which attract the faithful from all over.
Visitors' Guide to religious places:
It is possible to visit most temples, stupas and shrines, except the inner sanctum. There are signboards if entry is restricted. Remove your shoes before entering temples and monasteries. Shoes, handbags, belts and other accessories made of leather are prohibited in most religious places. When entering a temple courtyard, go around in a clockwise direction. There is a small stone or metal Mandala circular diagram on the ground in front of most shrines. Please do not step on it. Photography is generally allowed. Using flashbulbs when people are worshipping may be inconsiderate. It is polite to ask permission before taking photographs and people are worshipping may be inconsiderate. It is polite to asked permission before taking photographs of people performing sacred rites. Please do not touch the offerings or persons when they are on their way to a temple or are performing rituals. Eating is not done inside the shrine precincts. Please do not sit or climb on top of the statues. Please remember that temples are active places of worship and not archeological.