Situated in the south west of Kathmandu Valley, Chandragiri Hill with Holy Bhaleshwor Temple is considered to be the ideal destination for a day’s escape from the city. Chandragiri Hill offers top offers the beautiful Kathmandu Valley along with the spectacular views of distant Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Mount Everest that makes anyone feel like seeing entire Nepal. Chandragiri Hill is seven KM away from Thankot. Cable car operation since August 2016 has made the shortest mode of transportation for the visitors willing to get to on its top. It's a perfect day tour out for the family holiday, for the couples, friends for lifetime memories. This Cable car is a closestcable-car attraction from Kathmandu.
History of Chandragiri Hill
According to the history the hill started in 300 BC when last Shruthakevali Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya visited the place in order to attain religious peace. The small hill derives its name of Chandra from the fact that Chandragupta was the first of the rishis (the holy man) who lived and performed penance there.
Kalbappu was the early name of the hill and it dominates the history of the town of Shravanabelagola between 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. The Jain traditions link the Maurya Empire Emperor Chandragupta and his teacher Bhadrabahu with this place. 92 are located on the Small Hill out of the total number of 106 memorials found at Shravanabelagola,. Of these, about 47 memorials of monks, 9 of nuns, and 5 of householders belong to the 7th and 8th century. This points out at the popularity of the custom, and of its extensive prevalence on the Small Hill.
As per Hindu Mythology, this is believed to be the place where Satidevi’s forehead was fallen off her body when lord Mahadev carried her dead body. Also, it is believed that because of the blessing of Ichhyashwor Mahadev, King Prithvi Narayan Shah was successful in taking over the Kathmandu Valley.