Kathmandu, better known as “tri-city”, is the capital and the biggest metropolitan city of Nepal. Kathmandu, with two sister cities Patan or Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, is situated in Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas. Surrounded by four mountains - Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri - Kathmandu provides intoxicating and incredible sites, with never ending exhilarating experience. There are numerous tourist attractions in Kathmandu, which are breathtaking. Kathmandu, a ‘Mecca’ for travelers, invites you to a never ending journey of heightened adventure.
Kathmandu Tourist Attractions
The Pashupatinath Temple, located on the banks of the Bagmati River, is the largest and most sacred temple of Lord Shiva, and is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Durbar Square is a site of heritage buildings, representing four kingdoms of Nepal- Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur.
Kasthamandap, located in the outer quadrangle of Durbar Square, is a three-storied 16th century temple, which is home of the Goraknath. It is believed as the oldest wooden building in the world.
Hanuman Dhoka is an intricate architectural structure with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings, and the Shah dynasty.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanath is considered as the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal.
A fourth century temple, Changu Narayan is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal, and is dedicated to Vishnu. Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located 6 kilometers to the north of Bhakathapur.
Dharahara, also named as ‘Bhimsen Tower’, is a tall tower with nine storey structure in the center of Kathmandu.
Narayanhiti Royal Palace
Narayanhiti Royal Palace was built in the form of a contemporary Pagoda at the time of marriage of King Birenda Bir Bikram Shah. This place witnessed the “Nepal’s greatest tragedy”, on June 1, 2001, when the Crown Prince Dipendra gunned down his immediate family.