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Tourist Attractions Places in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It is located in a valley surrounded by the great Himalayan Mountains. This spiritual place is a great attraction for tourists because it offers you many great sites like Boudha stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc. You can easily get New Delhi to Kathmandu flight, or you can look for flights from any other city to Kathmandu for a safe journey.  The following are the great tourist attractions in Kathmandu. 

1 Langtang National Park

It is the fourth national park in the country, and it was established in 1976. This place is 51 km away from the city center. This place is famous for its greenery, trekking trails, and various species like flora and fauna.

langtang national park
It is the fourth national park in the country, and it was established in 1976.

2 Kumari Bahal 

It’s a beautiful ancient palace built in the mid-1700s. Its architect is Jaya Prakash Malla. While Kumari is chosen as Devi, this is the place where she lives. This is the three-story traditional structure made up of red bricks, carved windows, wood, doors, and balconies, which is amazing.

Kumari Bahal 
This is the three-story traditional structure made up of red bricks, carved windows, wood, doors, and balconies, which is fantastic.

3 Boudh stupa

This place is about 11 km from the city center of Kathmandu. This gargantuan spherical structure dominated the Kathmandu skyline. Here, it is said that anyone who circumambulates the stupa with no bad thoughts receives good karma, which means the gates of hell will be closed for them!

Boudh stupa
This gargantuan spherical structure dominated the Kathmandu skyline.

4 Pashupatinath Temple

In 1979, this place was declared a World Heritage Site. This is the holiest temple of Hindus in Nepal. This temple is located on the eastern fringes of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees come there regularly and seek blessings from Lord Shiva. It is said that the Jyotirlinga is housed in this Pashupatinath temple.

Pashupatinath Temple
It is said that the Jyotirlinga is housed in this Pashupatinath temple.

5 Kathmandu Durbar Square

This regal durbar square is one of the three durbar squares in the whole country. This is witnessed by so many kings, one after another, who ruled Nepal for a long time. Whenever the new ruler was crowned, this place used to be full of steady beats of drums and trumpets.

Kathmandu
Whenever the new ruler was crowned, this place used to be full of steady beats of drums and trumpets.

6 Hanuman Dhoka

Hanuman Dhoka is a mid-16-century complex structure. This place is located in Durbar Square of Kathmandu. This place was once the great royal palace of the Shah dynasty and Malla kings. Locally, this place is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar.

Hanuman Dhoka
This place was once the great royal palace of the Shah dynasty and Malla kings.

7 Budhanilkantha Temple

This temple is an open-air shrine and is located in the valley of Shivpuri Hill in Kathmandu. This place is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is the statue of Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture in the water pool. This is the largest statue in Nepal which attracts not only devotees but also tourists.

Budhanilkantha Temple
This is the giant statue in Nepal that attracts not only devotees but also tourists.

8 Asan Tole

In the Asan city of Kathmandu, there is a very famous street market, especially known as Asan Tole. This place offers you many things from food to clothes and jewelry to handicrafts. This is a place where you can experience the daily life of Nepalis.

Asan Tole
This place offers you many things from food to clothes and jewelry to handicrafts.

9 Garden of Dreams

This is a neo-classical garden built in 1920 by Kishore Narshingh. This garden is also known as ‘Garden of six seasons’ and ‘Swapna Bageecha.’ This garden has its beauty of pavilions, ponds, urns, etc. There is also a Kaiser Gallery where you can explore the unique artifacts. This garden is one of the best attractions among tourists.

Other than these, there are many more attractions like hiking, casinos, stone inscriptions, etc. This place is full of amazing things. For the tourists, this place is heaven.

Garden of Dreams in Kathmandu
There is a Kaiser Gallery where you can explore the unique artifacts.
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