On the way to Budhanilkantha#

On the way to the Changu Narayan Sanctuary
On the way to the Changu Narayan Sanctuary, March 2015, © Bernd Mader
The ancient village of Budhanilkantha Budhanilkantha, Nepal is known for an ancient Hindu temple.

It is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri.

The temple was surrounded by forest with champak tree and a small village, known as Changu Village.

This hill is about 15 km east of Kathmandu and a kilometers north of Bhaktapur. The Manahara River flows beside the hill.