Buddhanilkantha Temple: Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of snakes

Situated 9 km north of Kathmandu, a holy Hindu shrine of Buddhanilkantha, is especially popular for its reclining statue of Lord Vishnu resting on a bed of snakes. Hindus pray to the sleeping Vishnu with offerings of flowers and fruits. The tourists are not allowed to touch the deity; however, they can visit the temple complex. The temple offers unique pleasure and mesmerizes everyone by its beauty, quietness and holiness. It is a must visit and as someone has rightfully said โ€œyou can find your personal Shangrilaโ€ in the serene environment of Buddhanilkantha.