We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (15)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jun 2017
“Farmer's God”
25 Jul 2016
“More like visiting "Ancient Ruins"”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
South of Durbar Sq | Katmandu Valley, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Reviews (14)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Heavily damaged by earthquake a few minutes walk from durbar square. IT is surrounded by old city with not too many tourists.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Machhendranath Temple was largely destroyed by the Earthquake that hit Nepal just over a year ago. We came here to visit and see just what was left, and also to make a side trip to the nearby Karyabnayak Temple as-well. The feeling of being the...More

Thank goamazon
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The building of the chariot to carry the small red god in is an attraction on it own - taking about 1 month to complete. Rato Machindranath's temple is usually in Bungamati but it was destroyed in the earthquake. Now Rato resides in Patan. The...More

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

located in south of kathmandu this temple is worth to visit. went there with friends last year and found that the art and architecture as amazingly made.

Thank swopnil-himalayan
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Rato Machhendranath's temple in Bungamati was destroyed by the earthquake. The little red god sits in his new chariot in Patan but where he will stay is not sure. A truly amazing sight.

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Nepal's longest days chariot festival its began in first month of every year(B.S.) at patan(lalitpur) city. Rato machindranath is the God of rain .

Thank manoj s
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is a place set just a few hundred feet from Durbar square. This place is famous for the prayers for Rain. There is a makeshoftbchariotnoutside the temple that is drawn through Patan in a ceremony to pray for rain.

Thank Doyel K
Reviewed 19 January 2015

In a little village called Bungamati we visited this little temple which sat in the middle of a quiet square. Besides the women thrashing mustard bushes, we were the only other people there and sat having tea with some locals. Such a great little find...More

Thank otolith
Reviewed 12 March 2013

temple is surrounded by old city and we can also see traditionally made houses. whole area has a historical touch and it is very close to patan durbar square.

Thank Eamjay
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Heranya Yala
12 reviews
.50 km away
Hotel Goodwill
49 reviews
.71 km away
Hotel Clarion
59 reviews
.86 km away
Hotel Himalaya
399 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 184 nearby restaurants
Cafe Swotha
227 reviews
.12 km away
The Inn Cafe
52 reviews
.12 km away
Dhokaima Cafe
110 reviews
.63 km away
Of Silk & Salt
17 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 71 nearby attractions
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
287 reviews
.00 km away
Patan Museum
443 reviews
.01 km away
Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval)
100 reviews
.00 km away
Mahaboudha Temple
56 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rato Machhendranath Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines