Places to visit in Kathmandu
Published Date: 2017-08-13
Places to visit in Kathmandu
Kathmandu—the capital city of Nepal, is a culturally, historically and religiously important place, and therefore you shall find lots of places to visit in Kathmandu. The history of Kathmandu goes so far as back to the time of Mahabharat. There are places like Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Aditnath Temple, Bagh Bhairab Temple, Dakshinkali Temple, Budhnilkantha Temple, Guhyeshwari Temple, Chandra Vinayak Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Ajima Temple, Uma Maheshwar Temple, Rani Pokhari, Narayanhiti Palace, etc., some of which are listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, which are must-visit spots.
Dattatreya temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kamal Vinayak Temple, Changu Narayan, Surya Vinayak Temple, Doleshwor Mahadev Temple, Kailashnath Mahadev Temple, etc are some of the must-visit sites from Bhaktapur. Patan Durbar Square and Rato Machhindranath Temple are the popular laces from Lalitpur. The early sunrise view from Nagarkot is the most spectacular view you will ever see. It also offers you the glimpses of mountains. You will find the amazing combination of Rana and Malla architecture at Gokarna Forest Resort. Furthermore, Hanuman Dhoka, Tribhuvan Museum, Itum Bahal, Asan Tole, Indra Chowk, Garden of Dreams, Kumari Bahal, and Seto Machhendranath are the top sights in Kathmandu valley. View the breathtaking view of gushing rivers and waterfalls, green hills, from Sundarijal—located just an hour away from the Kathmandu valley. Besides, you can go for Chandragiri hiking and camping, and stay at a homestay near Kathmandu Valley. In Chandragiri cable car is another major attraction for visiting.
Out of valley, if you are in the search of the perfect peaceful and beautiful place, pay a visit to the Begnas Lake. You will get opportunities to have up close views of majestic glaciers from Manang. Visit one of the highest lake in the world—the Tilicho Lake in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Visit the Khaptad National Park and Mustang. Spend some time at the Rara Lake—the largest lake in Nepal. If you are fortunate enough, do not miss a flight to Lukla. Visit the Bardia National Park, Namche Bazar, Muktinath Temple, Illam, Bandipur Village, Narayani River, Gosainkunda Lake, trek to Lumba Sumba Pass, spend some moments in Dolpa, Lumbini—the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Chitwan National Park, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Makalu Barun Conservation Area, Langtang National Park, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Sagarmatha National Park, Shey Phoksundo National Park, etc. You will have more places to visit and be amazed at, than in Kathmandu valley.
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