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Palanchowk Bhagwati Temple is 7-km north of the mountain of Panchkhal, 15 kilometers of Dhulikhel on the Arniko Highway and, 42 kilometers from Kathmandu. There is an idol of 3 feet high goddess Bhagawati artistically carved in a black stone.
It is one of the most famous temples of the goddess for Buddhists and Hindus. This temple is believed to have been constructed during the reign of King Man Dev. The. One can really enjoy the panoramic views of the landscape from this vantage point. We can enjoy spectacular Nepalese panoramas of the Himalayan and the countryside.
The temple is situated on the top of the Palanchowk hill named after Bhagawati, the height Palanchowk Bhagawati epitomizes the image of Durga Goddess where one does not find the impact of Rudra or Himsa. She is calm, peaceful, loving and showering her blessing. In addition to the religious importance, the beautiful scenes, view from the hilltop is magnificent.being 1563 meters and is well connected by a motorable road from the Arniko Highway. Many pilgrims visit the temple especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays and animal sacrificing is also offered to the Goddess. During the great Dasain festival season, people from all over make a pilgrimage to Palanchowk Bhagawati.