Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kal Bhairav (the god of destruction), ...See more
Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Here, the kings of Nepal are crowned and solemnized. Interesting things for visitors to see are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kal Bhairav (the god of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess).
Swyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 meter above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.
Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The square boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in the Patan Durbar Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. Krishna was a favorite among the gopini (cowgirls). His temple is the best example of stone architecture in the World. Scenes from the Mahabharat, Asia's greatest mythological war, are carved on the temple's walls.The streets in the Patan Durbar Square area are home to traditional artists and sculptors. Many more temples dedicated to Ganesh (the elephant-headed god), Shiva, Narsingha, Taleju, and others are located at Patan Durbar Square.
Changu Narayan Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The temple complex of Changu Narayan, where Newari artisans carved beautiful stone carvings to Lord Vishnu in the sixth and seventh centuries. The stone still standing on the west side of the temple is said to be the earliest known inscription in Kathmandu Valley, recounting King Mandev’s military conquests in the fifth century.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Today Bhaktapur is known as the ‘open museum and a ‘living heritage. Brick paved enclave of the old royal palace buildings dating back 13th to 14th centuries, artistic temples and exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. Bhaktapur will surprise visitors with its presentation of innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces - Nyatapola, Bhairavnath, Dattatreya, Pujari math with peacock window and many more.
Chitwan National Park (CNP) – UNESCO World Heritage site
This is one of Nepal’s largest forest reserve with a wide range of wildlife; the great one horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive royal Bengal tiger. This is one of the best-managed national parks in the world, which covers an area of 1040 sq. km. It is situated 160 km southwest of Kathmandu. Royal Chitwan National Park is the last home for about 250 remaining endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros.
Popular Places to see in Nepal
Kathmandu Durbar square
It is the 17th century Hindu temples and palace complex. The important ones are the temple of living goddess (Kumari Ghar), Shiva-Parvati temple, Jagannath temple with erotic carvings, the statue of dreadful Shiva and Kasthamandap-Kathmandu takes its name from this temple. Most of the temples and Palace architectures are in Pagoda style and the whole Palace Square is listed in World’s heritage sites.
It is 2000 years old Buddhist shrine located on a hillock from where you will have a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley.
Patan Durbar square
Patan, “the city of beauty”is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples of 17th century. The most important ones are The medieval Royal Palace,Krishna Mandir and Bhimsen Mandir. The other places of interests are Golden Temple, Kumbheswara temple, Tempel of million Buddha and Rudra Varna Mahavihara.
Bhaktapur Durbar square
It is also 17th and 18th century Hindu temples and palaces. The most important ones are Taleju Bhawani Tempel, Pashupati Tempel, Nyatapola and Bhairav Tempel. The other attractions are Pottery and Dattatreya square where you can see the famous Peacock window of Nepal.
This is Shiva shrine and all Shiva is from all over the world come to pay homage to this shrine once in their life time. Since Lord Shiva being the god of destruction, we have the cremation platforms beside this temple to cremate the death bodies of Hindus and to perform the last rites. A number of holy men Sadhus, yoga masters and Brahmans chanting the holy Mantras can be observed here. It is also called the Banaras of Nepal.
This is the 5th century Buddhist shrine. This is the largest Stupa in Nepal. Most of the Monasteries of the surroundings belong to Tibetan Buddhist Schools. In the evening thousands of devotees circumnutated the Stupa chanting the holy Mantra OM MANI PADME HUM.
It is 7 km northeast of Kathmandu. It is a lying colossal Vishnu statue in black stone. According to the stone inscription, it was carved in the 7th century. Once a year November / December thousand of devotees worship to Vishnu during the festival.
It is situated 07 km south / west of Kathmandu, situated on a hill. It is an ancient City and it has still preserved its ancient culture and tradition although it very near to modern Kathmandu.
It is situated 22 km south/ west of Kathmandu. This temple is dedicated goddess Kali. Animal sacrifices (male only) are made every Tuesdays and Saturdays except 15 July to 15 August.
Bungamati & Khokana
Bungamati is 4 km west of Patan. In Bungamati there is temple of Rato Machhendra Nath - god of rain. A month long festival of Rato Machhendra Nath is held every year before the monsoon starts. Next to Bungamati is Khokana village. Both villages are in habitat by Newari People and preserve the traditional culture even today. This Khokana is pressing mustard oil in a traditional way.
Dhulikhel is situated 30 km North-East of Kathmandu on the way to Tibet boarder. There is the traditional Newari Village and Town. One can have beautiful view of the central and eastern Himalayan range from the rooms of most of the hotels.
20 km from Bhaktapur, 32 Km east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is situated on top of a ridge at an altitude of 2,099 meters above see level. It overlooks the majestic peaks of the Himalayas. On a clear day it provides unforgettable experience – the magnificent view of snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.
Away from the urban jungle, the Cottage provides a clean and peaceful interlude to our visitors. Built in a village setting, Nagarkot Cottage is an idea towards promoting eco-tourism.
It is situated on a hillock near Bhaktapur. It is the 5th century temple dedicated to Vishnu. In the temple complex there are some exceptional sculptures of 7th / 8th century. Among the four holy Vishnu temple in the valley one of them is Changu Narayan.
Gorkha is situated at the elevation of 1600m and 145 km South-West of Kathmandu. There is original Palace of present Shah Dynasty. The word Gorkha used in British and Indian army is derived from this place.
Bandipur village is in between Gorkha and Pokhara. It is still untouched area from the westners. You will have good view of Himalaya and the valley.
Pokhara is situated 200km South- West of Kathmandu at the altitude of 850m. It is famous for landscape, lakes and Mountain View. It is known as van ice of Asia.
Tansen is situated 123 km Southwest of Pokhara at the altitude of 1600m. From there Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range can be seen very clearly and at the close range. Tansen town is typical and traditional Newari city and Model of ancient Kathmandu.
Bardia National park
This National Park is situated in the terai and almost at the central point of Nepal, which has an area of 986sq km.The park is home of elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, other wild animals and about 400 species of birds.
Chitwan National Park
This National park is situated in inner terai of Nepal which has an area of 936sq km. It is home for one horned Asian Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, rare and common wild animals, more then 500 migratory and residential birds.
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is situated in the eastern part of Nepal with an area of 175 sq km. It is famous for aqua birds and wild buffalo's.