Places of interest in Nepal

Kathmandu is home to gems such as Durbar Square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa(a world heritage site), Swayambhunath Stupa(World Heritage site) the Pashupatinath Temple (the country’s most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river), and the Royal Palace (the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum). Kathmandu Valley, This verdant valley was once a huge lake, legend dictates that in the middle of the lake was a brilliant flame emanating from a Lotus flower.

People would come from miles around to wonder and worship the flame. A Chinese disciple Bodhisattva Manjushree, wishing to worship the flame more closely sliced a portion of the hills with his sword draining its waters and thus the fertile Kathmandu valley was created. The Kathmandu Valley has a traditional as well as the modern setting. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the Valley consists of three cities of historic, cultural and political importance – Kantipur, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). Covering an area of 218 sq. kms, the Kathmandu Valley is situated at 1136m above sea level.

A bird’s eye view of the Capital features the city as an oval shape with the sacred river Bagmati and its tributary Bishnumati wedding towards the south. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is named after Kasthamandap, an imposing pagoda near Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Places of Interest Around Kathmandu Valley consists of great historic & cultural interest around Kathmandu, explore the many treasures of the surrounding region.

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Panauti Village:
Historical place

Dhulikhel:
The lovely place famous for its scenic beauty and tradition, one can have a panoramic view of the Himalayas from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west.

Nagarkot:
Best destination for sunrise and sunset view.

Bungamati and Khokana Village:
Newari settlement

Pharping village:
Best for visit.
Sankhu and Bajrayogini

Patan City:
The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments exhibiting skillful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, Patan is known as the city of architecture.

Dakshinkali:
A site for large-scale animal sacrifice, one can see local folk flocking with their livestock to appease and be blessed by the Goddess Kali.

Bhaktapur:
is a home to medieval art and architecture. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries

Thamel:
Centre of the tourist hub.

Budhanilkantha Temple:
This site is a famous place of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is the most beautiful among all the stone engarvings within the Kathmandu Valley.

Swayambhunath Stupa:
One of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is made of brick and clay supporting the lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt.

Boudhanath Stupa:
It is colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world, features the eyes of Lord Buddha.

Pashupatinath Temple:
Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with a two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha-Shivaratri.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
It represents the historic seat of the monarchy where the kin

Places of interest outside Kathmandu Valley

Nepal is surrounded by a full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines and fascinating villages.There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit outside the Kathmandu Valley- places of historical importance of noted for natural beauty. Most of them can be easily reached from Kathmandu by road or by air. Mingle with locals and animals amid monuments, or join mountain trekkers. It is the most interested tour in Nepal.

Nepal is the multicultural country. Nepal has hundreds of castes, religions and ethnic group and whole of them have their own cultural significance. Different places have its unique history one in the world. One can explore cultures in different places with different tastes. Especially, Brahmin Culture, Gurung Culture, Tamang Culture, Tharu Culture, Maithili Culture, Tibetan Culture, Sherpa Culture, Thakali Culture and Newari Culture are popular in Nepal. Places of interest outside Kathmandu Valley tours give you cultural taste and experience in different parts of Nepal which are still alive.Outside Kathmandu, is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region. Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain, the daily life of people and their culture are the feature of that place.

Explore and experience.

Pokhara:
A place of remarkable natural beauty,

Namche Bazaar:
Entrance to the Everest region,

Gorkha:
The town with great historical significance,

Chitwan:
Second capital of Nepal,

Lumbini:
The birthplace of Lord Buddha,

Helambu:
Famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant Places of interest outside Kathmandu valley:

Janakpur:
A great religious place, Janakpur is famous as the birthplace of Sita,

Baglung:
Trekker choice, Baglung is also a good starting point for Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Bandipur:
Best destination for trekker, a picturesque Newari town.

Daman:
view of snowfall,
For a view of the breathtaking grandeur of the world’s highest peaks from the far west of Dhaulagiri to the east of Mt. Everest

Tansen Palpa:
Tansen offers amazing views of Himalayas. is famous for Dhaka topi.

Gorkha:
For a view of the breathtaking grandeur of the world’s highest peaks from the far west of Dhaulagiri to the east of Mt. Everest, the main attraction is Gorkha durbar and many others tourist destinations from Kathmandu.

So allow enough time to linger longer, enjoy and make a lifelong memory of this beautiful Himalayan kingdom.

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