Kathmandu is the capital as well as the metropolitan city of Federal Democratic of Nepal. Being one of the most important tourist destinations, Kathmandu has the most advanced infrastructure in the country. The city’s history dates back to approximately 2000 years with religious affiliation of both Hinduism and Buddhism. The city draws its name from a structure named Kasthamandap, in durbar square. The country’s economy is centered on tourism and Kathmandu contributes to its growth, by serving as a major tourist hub.
Durbar Square is well known for Chusya Bahal, the two storied temple facing the shrine, is considered to be the finest illustration of Bahal architecture.
A forecourt created between Dagutale and Taleju temple is the Hanuman Dhoka, named after the Palace deity - Hanuman.
Kathmandu city draws its name from the unadorned yet attractive Kasthamandapa temple, which is known for its compactness and simplicity.
Syambhunath/Swayambhunath has the privilege of being the second most impressive Buddhist shrine after the Bodhnath Temple.
Dating back to the 18th century, Ichangu Narayan/Changu Narayan Temple is among the four principal Narayan temples of Kathmandu.
Ashok Binayak Shrine
Located behind the Kashthamandapa, Ashoka Binayaka shrine is an important shrine in the valley, dedicated to Lord Ganesh.
An expensive tourist spot of Kathmandu, Durbar Marg caters to all the luxury needs of tourists, right from luxury hotels, travel agencies to pricey boutiques.
Itum Bahal is one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries of Kathmandu. It was founded in the 11TH century.
Dedicated to lord Vishnu, Jagannath Mandir is located near Hanuman Dhokha and has one of the finest wood carvings.
Kumari Bahal is considered to be the abode of Royal Kumari. The worship of young girls is considered to be an old Buddhist tradition.
Matsyendranath Mandir is the abode of white Matsyendranath deity. The shrine, originally in Jamal, was shifted to Jana Bahal in the 15th century B.C.
Shiva Parvati Mandir
On the northern side of Durbar Square, there is a building housing a Shiva- Parvati shrine.
Literally Lion Palace, Singha Darbar is considered to be the largest private residence of Asia. It was constructed by the then Prime Minister of Nepal Chandra Shamsher Rana, in 1903.