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Swayambhunath is a religious place of ancient time. It is also known as 'Swayambhu'. Located in the west of Kathmandu city, it is a Buddhist stupa with shrines and temples. The building has a dome at its base, which has a cubical shaped structure painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha which are said to be a symbol of wisdom, benevolence, kindness, compassion, and humanity. A 'toran' or 'Bhandanvar' is engraved above the four side of the wall in a pentagon structure. It carves five Buddha statues on all the four sides of the stupa named Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratana Sambhava, Amitabha, and Amogsiddhi.
Established in 1973, the Chitwan National Park is the first national park of the country, Nepal. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The entrance of the national park is from two sides, Sauraha and Meghauli. The park comprises an extensive range of flora and fauna. It exhibits over seven hundred species of wildlife. Chitwan National Park manifests seventeen species of starred tortoise, monitor lizard, and snakes excluding king cobra and rock python. Narayani Rapti River has recorded one hundred and thirteen species of fishes and crocodiles along with sixty-eight species of mammals. The 'Bengal Tigers' is the King of the Jungle. It inhibits multitudinous range of resident and migrated birds. The excursionist can experience the wild adventure through Jeep Safari and walking trek. Chitwan National Park is designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Located on the Banks of river Bagmati, it is the temple of Nepalese deity. This Hindu temple is one of the jyotirlingas among the twelves. The sanctum of Pashupatinath temple is Lord Shiva. It consists of five hundred and eighteen other temples and monuments. The architecture of the temple is inspired with Nepalese pagoda style with the roof made up of copper and gold. The temple has four entrances but the western entrance gate is the main gate for the temple. The others are one only during the festive time. Only Hindus are allowed to enter into the temple premises. Non-Hindus can view Pashupatinath temple from the bank of the river. The priest of the temple belongs the Brahmin caste of Hindu from Karnataka.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the 'place of palaces'. It is the old ancient structure of the city with four kingdoms named Kirtipur, Kantipur, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Out of these three are preserved Durbar Square whereas Kirtipur is unpreserved. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the four squares of Kathmandu Valley. It is the ancient royal palace. This place is stated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and the historical landmark of the city.
Thamel is the central part of the city. The place is declared as the first full Wi-Fi zone in Nepal. It is a famous spot among tourists comprises restaurants with traditional and continental delicious cuisine, hotels, pubs, discos, clubs, travel agencies and more. This marketplace is vehicle free to avoid traffic. The place is the main source of the income for the residents.
The Garden of Dreams was established in the twentieth century by Late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana as a private garden. It leaves the excursionist mouth opened with its beauty and allure. The garden is of neoclassical age including a pavilion, centre pond, amphitheatre, and several other gardens.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It is the largest city of Nepal and the largest county town of the Himalayan Hill Range. The city is aggrandized with culture, art, architecture, tradition, heritage sites, religious places, and natural beauty. With the evaluated population of more than 4.8 million, Kathmandu has maintained the status of 'Unity in Diversity'. Located in the valley of Himalaya, it is embellished with Royal palaces, temples, mansions, gardens, and home to Nepalese royals and nobles.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book the tickets online to get discounts.
How To Get Around?
Kathmandu has numerous means to travel which are easily accessible at affordable fares. The local public transits are efficient and economical. Taxis, cabs, and cycle rickshaw can be taken to tour Kathmandu. Taxis are the best option if you want to travel fast at budgetary rates. The near attractions of the city can be explored by foot.
What Should I Wear?
Nepal is a conservative country enrich with heritage, customs, traditions, and culture. You can wear the dresses of your choice but only the appropriate one. You should pack soft and lightweight fabric. You can go with sleeveless but cleavage should not be visible. The bottom should be below knee length. Need to dress decently in religious places. You can pack jeans, trousers, casual button-downs and tees. Carry a pair of comfortable shoes, sandal or a flip-flop. You may take, in addition, a pair of sunglasses, a hat, a scarf and a sunscreen lotion.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Kathmandu is from the month of September to the month of November. Spring season is the perfect time to explore the city. However, you can also travel in the month of February. It offers the refreshing breeze with pleasant weather to travel the city.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. You need not take a guide. This website purveythe complete and comprehensive information.
How To Get There?
There are various modes of transportation available in Kathmandu like cars, buses, trains or aeroplanes. If you are not the citizen of Nepal you can easily take flight for Tribhuvan International Airport, which is 6 km away from the city centre. You can easily take a tour around the city, using the Sanjha Yatayat bus services which easily available and is pocket-friendly.You can also rent a car or taxi to take a tour of the city.
Nepal is a pure Hindu country enrich with its cultural and ethical customs. The cow is considered a sacred animal, hence killing cows and selling them for money is considered as a crime. Be careful while visiting the temples and other religious places. Remember to take off your shoes outside the temple. Dress decently in religious places. Sleeveless and short dresses are not allowed. Shoulders and knee should be covered while entering into the religious premises. Leather belts, valets, purses, and handbags are not allowed in the temple. The Hindu Temples restricts the entry for non-Hindu people. Women should be more careful while visiting the temples. The chest area should be covered and should not wear bold or explosive dresses. Nepal is a conservative country. Prefer to dress decently. Do not point out something with a single finger. Avoid eating with the left hand. Remember not to touch holy men and women. Showing affection in public place is against their ethics and culture. If you are a technophile or internet compulsive then you may find a little problem as the internet speed is slow in the country due to its geographical hindrance. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your belongings and valuables.