Kathmandu, the largest and the capital city of Nepal, is known for its magnificent, traditional and historic sites, monasteries, monuments and fascinating Buddhists temples. The entire Kathmandu Valley is a delight for nature lovers. Traces of old Hippie culture can be still explored in the place. Kathmandu witnesses blend of modernism, cultural and traditional influence. Nepalese cuisines, sparkling nightlife, climate, shopping of some traditional handicraft items can make a trip to Kathmandu, a pleasurable one.
Kathmandu Tourist Attractions
Located 8-kms east of Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupais one of the largestBuddhist stupas in Asia. The place, enclosed by Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, is a hub for Buddhist studies.
Pashupatinath or Pashupathinath Temple, situated along the Bagmati River, is a famous Shiva temple. Hindu pilgrims across the globe come to worship and offer their prayers to lord Shiva.
Durbar Square, enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, reflects the Newari style of architecture. Durbar Squareis famous for old Royal Palace and numerous spectacular temples.
Guhyeshwari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, is located near the Pashupatinath temple. The temple has a mythological significance behind it.
Situated on a hilltop west of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Stupa is among the holiest Buddhist sites of Nepal. The place, enlisted in UNESCO Heritage site, offers a panoramic view of Katmandu Valley.
Matsyendranath Stupa, also called Janmadyo or Machhendra, is located between India Chowk and Asan. The Stupa is a replica of the original structure, which was destructed in the earthquake, which hit the city way back in 1934.
Dedicated to Saint Gorakhnath, Kasthamandap temple is the oldest edifice of Kathmandu.
Chabahil was built in the 3rd century B.C. by the daughter of Ashoka, the Indian ruler; exhibit some of the ancient statues.
Gokarna, situated 10-kms northeast of Kathmandu, is a wildlife sanctuary. One can witness numerous wild animals such as spotted deer etc following their daily routines, here.
Temple Of Kumari (Kumari Ghar)
Located near Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Temple Of Kumari (Kumari Ghar) is dedicated to Living Goddess, "Kumari". The place is famous for its wooden carvings.