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Manakamana Cable Car
Manakamana Cable Car
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Manakamana cable car was inaugurated by former Royal Prince Late Dipendera Bir Bikram Shah Dev on November 24, 1998. The Bottom Station (258 MT) at Kurintar and the Top Station (1302 MT) at Manakamana houses the most modern cable car system imported from Austria. Facilities of international standards with high priority given to safety and customer service, Manakamana Cable Car has had an overwhelming response from all the visitors. Manakamana Cable Car, the cable car that ferries the pilgrims to the hill-top shrine of Manakamana Devi in Gorkha. Installed by an Austrian company, the Manakamana Cable Car has been operating since 1998. The introduction of the cable car has reduced the previously arduous five-hour climb to the Manakamana Temple for pilgrims to a mere 10 minute trip. The cable car company has been ferrying around 2,500 passengers daily. Since 17th century, Manakamana Devi has been widely venerated by Hindus as a ‘wish fulfilling goddess’. The shrine dedicated to Mankamana Devi lies south of the historic town of Gorkha and is located on the top of a ridge overlooking the river valleys of Trishuli and Marshyangdi. One can enjoy spectacular views of green hills and valleys, terraced fields as well as the Manaslu-Himlchuli and the Annapurna ranges from around the temple area. A drive of 2 and a half hour from Kathmandu brings you to the cable car station Kurintar.

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Anonymous says:
This is the means of transportation to get to the temple.
Now a days roads are being built and people have started using jeep and buses.
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