Situated at the south end corner of the Kathmandu valley, Dakshinkali is one of the most famous Shakti Peeths in Kathmandu dedicated to Goddess Kali; hence the namesake which means “Kali of the south”. The temple precinct overflows with crowds of zealous devotees especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays when ritual animal sacrifices are performed. It is to be noted that Nepal’s Shakti Peeths never accept female animals for sacrifice. Tucked in a scenic sylvan setting, the place has become a favourite haunt for picnickers.
Access: The shrine is situated 22 km from Kathmandu on the southern rim of the valley. There are tourist buses, taxis and public transport to reach the shrine.