Want a Trip In Kathmandu: Have A Look At Top 5 Places
If you are planning visit in your holidays, Nepal could be the best alternative for it. Nepal has been counting best in tourism because of the famous tourists destinations. Your eyes and mind will strike at capital city of course because Kathmandu, the capital city, is the major tourist destination of Nepal. For trip inside Kathmandu you can have a long list of places to visit, you can visit each of the places if you’ve got time but if you’re on a short vacation we have made it easy for you.
Here are the list of 5 Top places in Kathmandu you would not miss to visit:
1. Kathmandu Durbar Square
Situated in the middle of the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site was built back in Malla’s and Shah’s Dynesty as a part of their palaces. The palaces are a paragon of architecture and shows the skills of Newari people and craftmen over several centuries. Although the part of the square collapsed in the major earthquake, the remaining buildings are still in a good condition and it is the most localized area for the tourists. The temples has been a part of national heritages and squares of Hanuman Dhoka a museum.
2. Pashupatinath Temple
One of the most famous and sacred temples of Hindu located around 4 to 5 kilometers Northeast of Kathmandu in the banks of Bagmati river. The national deity of Nepalese, Lord Pashupatinath is also listed in World Heritage Site in 1979. It consists of the temples, ashrams on the bank of Bagmati river. The main festival celebrated here is Maha Shivaratri, Teej, Bala Charturdashi. Over 1 million devotees visit this place during these festivals. The temple consists of Shiva and it has four entrances, three of the doors are only opened during the rush or festivals.
3. Boudhanath Stupa
The largest temple in Nepal having 120 metres diameter is the largest pilgrimage for Buddhists all around Nepal. It was also enlisted in World Heritage Site in 1979. The people (Buddhists, Sherpas) in and around the Stupa still exemplifies archaic Kingdom of Buddhist and symbolizes Tibetan Culture. It not only finds its importance to Nepalese but is considered as sacred place for Tibetians outside Nepal. It is partly damaged by the earthquake but also it is considered as one of the finest temples around the country.
4. Swayambhunath Temple
Swayambhunath also known as the temple of monkeys is the second largest pilgrimage for Buddhists and Sherpas after the Boudhanath. It is surrounded by several shrines and temples in and around and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Tibetian monastry, library and museum were added later. It is situated at the top of the hill and facilitates the great view of the valley from the top. Monkeys are very active here, even more if you are carrying food. Earthquake damage is not so large as major of the Stupa and remain remains unaffected. It’s the must visit place of Kathmandu.
5. Garden of Dreams
Located in Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu, the Garden of dreams is also called the garden of six seasons. It is a neo-classical garden designed by Kishor Narsingh. Of you are looking for a place to date on with your girl this is perfect place. It consists of three pavons, an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas and urns. It finds itself surrounded on 6895 sq.m (74220 sq.ft). Of course, it is a perfect place to hang out on holidays and to observe the architect amplification.