Chobhar, also known by the spellings Chovar or Chobar, is a well-known settlement. The settlement is tied together by fictitious folklore, temples, and natural divinity. There is the Chobhar Gorge, the Chobhar Caves, the Adinath Lokeshwora Temple, and the Jal Binayak Temple, one of the four well-known Ganesh Temples in the Kathmandu Valley.
There is even a century-old cast iron footbridge that crosses the Bagmati river and provides a poor view of the Chobhar gorge. In addition, the legend of Manjushree slicing the ridge in half to drain the lake that was once Kathmandu makes Chobhar more famous.
The gorge and its rapids may not be as beautiful as they once were, but they are still impressive.
Caves of Chobhar
With that, you can experience cave crawling at Chobhar to its fullest potential. Since Chobhar is home to a vast network of underground tunnels. There are many risks in the caves, not the least of which is the risk of going too far and becoming stuck there with no way out. Instead of being one long passageway, the caves are a complex network of kid-sized tunnels that lead along a downward, zigzagging underground crawl.
Nobody has even been able to explore the caves sufficiently to know their precise depths and dimensions. Since the caves are renowned for their deeper and more perilous caves, you shouldn’t try them if you have claustrophobia. There are rumors that people have gotten lost in that cave, so a guide is kind of required.
There is the Adinath Temple, a well-known temple where worshippers have nailed metal bowls and plates to its walls as a token of gratitude to the deity for answering their prayers. It is a temple that is revered by Buddhists and Hindus alike. In the Kathmandu Valley, it is worshipped as one of the four main bodhisattvas known as Lokeshwara. Additionally, it is regarded as one of the four Matsyendranaths.
On the banks of the Bagmati river, directly below the Chobhar hills, is the Jal Binayak temple. The nearby stone Ganesh statue is thought to have appeared out of the water. As a result, the idol was given the name Jal Binayak, which means the Ganesh who emerged from the water.
And lastly, you couldn’t say that your trip to Kathmandu was over without going to Chobhar.