Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, a Himalayan country in the Asian continent. Surrounded all sides by massive land bodies, Nepal surely does not have any connection to ocean or sea. However, sunrise and sunset over the horizon is not what Nepal is famous for. Kathmandu, the ancient and holy city has much more to show than just mountains, hills and sceneries.
Did you know: Kathmandu is the City of Temples
These are the most visited tourist places in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupati temple is one of the sites listed in the world’s heritage sites list by UNESCO and draws attention of millions of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Especially, pilgrims from Asia and the Indian sub-continent are attracted to this holy site. The main temple has the statue of Lord Shiva, who is believed to be the moderator or the destroyer of the universe.
Some attractions of Pashupati Area:
Nepalese people look Thamel as a foreign place because the place is just fit for tourists and travelers. Hospitable restaurants, cafes with exotic foods, dedicated hotels for travelers and support for more travel packages make this place a one-stop destination for tourists.
Tourists can enjoy local spa and treatment, yoga classes, trekking and adventures resources and all they can virtually think of for making their Nepal travel fun.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is just 15 minutes walk from Thamel and is the home to the ancient palaces of the royal family of Nepal. It is also called Basantapur, or Basantapur Area.
Some attractions of Basantapur area are:
Nagarkot is not technically situated inside Kathmandu city, but is in Bhaktapur, a part of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is a place for nature and culture lovers. The main attraction of Nagarkot is the sunrise in the early morning. One can see this beautiful sun making its way out of the mountains in the far horizon. Almost all hotels and lodges in Nagarkot are situated at a level higher than the ground or above the valley in the hills. This makes it a great place to enjoy nature, natural scenes and gorgeous valleys.
Nagarkot is also famous for its annual kite challenge and other several cultural programs. Native singing, dancing and fun activities are part of it.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world and is in the home country where Lord Buddha was born. This large dome-shaped monastery attracts thousands of tourists every day. After enjoying the cultural attractions of Boudhanath, one can enjoy a cup of coffee in the restaurants alongside with a wonderful view of Boudhanath Stupa.