Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest city in Nepal. It is also the largest metropolis in the region.  Nepali is the most spoken language in this popular city. Kathmandu is known as the City of Temples. The valley in which it is located is historically termed as “Nepal Mandala”. It has been the home of Newar culture, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayas foothills. The city was the well known royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. It hosts palaces, mansions, and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy.

1. Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture. It is located at a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site literally stands for ‘Sublime Trees’. It is so because of the many varieties of trees found on the hill. The complex consists of a stupa. It also comprises of a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library have been added recently. The stupa has Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows that have been painted on it.

Timing- No Entry Fee
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee 

2. Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple that is worshipped by many followers. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This “Hindu temple precinct” is a “beautiful collection of temples, ashrams etc.”. These have been raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. It is included in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. One of the major Festivals that is celebrated in the temple is Maha Shivaratri. 

Timing- 4:00 AM To 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee For Nepali and Indians but NPR 1000 For Foreigners

3. Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is in front of the old royal palace that belonged to the former Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu. All of these squares are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake in 2015.  This Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing many beautiful courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. This name was derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM (But closed on Sunday)
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee For Nepali and Indians but NPR 1000 For Foreigners

4. Thamel

Thamel

Thamel is the city’s main nightlife zone. It is a buzzing, visitor-friendly area. Bars blast out live music by cover bands. Lively eateries serve Nepalese and international dishes. It was designed in 1920. The stately Garden of Dreams is dotted with pavilions, beautiful fountains, and urns. Markets and stores sell metal handicrafts, colorful jewelry, and trekking gear. Destrianized Mandala Street has upmarket shops and spas.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

5. Garden of Dreams

GARDEN OF DREAMS

The Garden of Dreams is also known as the Garden of Six Seasons. It is a neo-classical garden in Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu, Nepal. It was built-in 1920. It was designed by Kishore Narshingh. It consists of 6,895 square meters of gardens with three pavilions, an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, and urns. Garden, which featured a design inspired by the Edwardian style, was considered as one of the most sophisticated private gardens. Landscape architect Kishore Narshingh designed and supervised the construction of this beautiful Garden of Dreams.

Timing- 9:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 100 For Adults and NPR 160 For Child

6. Hanuman Dhoka

Hanuman dhoka Palace

Hanuman Dhoka is a combination of structures with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings. It also consists of the Shah dynasty in the Durbar Square of central Kathmandu, Nepal. It is spread over a massive area of five acres. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace is named after the stone image of Hanuman, the Hindu deity. It sits near the main entryway. The “Hanuman Dhoka” or Hanuman Gate, is located on the west side of the Durbar Square.

Timing- 10:30 AM To 4:30 (But closed on Monday)
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 750 For Foreigners

7. Narayanhiti Palace

Narayanhiti Palace

Narayanhiti Palace or Narayanhiti Durbar is a palace in Kathmandu. It long served as a residence and principal workplace of the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal. The palace was the center of state occasions and royal hospitality. It is incorporated in an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. The Durbar was built by King Mahendra. It was built in 1963.

Timing- 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 100 Onwards

8. Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath

Boudhanath is a magnificent stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas that can be found in Nepal. It is one of the largest unique beautiful and magnificent structure stupas in the world. Boudha Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhu, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area that is popular among foreign tourists too.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 400 Onwards

9. Siddhartha Art Gallery

Siddhartha Art Gallery, home to a wide scope of contemporary Nepali workmanship, was set up with the goal of giving a stage to the local craftsmen for showing their works. For as far back as twenty years, the exhibition has been consistently endeavoring to advance contemporary workmanship in Nepal and work as an impetus for change to help the specialists. They additionally offer types of assistance for the financial specialist in craftsmanship through assessment and rebuilding of ancient rarities. It is the best spot to be for craftsmanship darlings and for the individuals who wish to know and understand the historical backdrop of the advancement of Nepalese workmanship. You will definitely love this place.

Timing- 8:00 AM To 7:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

10. Annapurna Temple

Annapurna Temple situated at Asan Tole, Kathmandu is committed to Goddess Annapurna, the Goddess of plenitude. Her name represents Food (Anna) and Fulfill (purna) and represents that her endowments satisfy each desire and consistently give plenitude. At the brilliant temple, an old bowl loaded with grain sits at the inside, speaking to the Goddess. It is accepted that strolling around the place of worship, contacting a coin to the heads and afterward tossing it into the temple will bring prosperity and happiness.

Timing- 4:00 AM To 9:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

11. Kaiser Library

Kaiser Library or Keshar Library is situated in Kathmandu’s Kaiser Mahal, containing more than 45,000 books from the individual assortment of the Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Rana. It was set up in 1969 and has a wide scope of books covering subjects including history, law, craftsmanship, religion, reasoning, and so on. It was as a celebrated vacation destination, yet after Nepal was struck by a quake in 2015, the library endured a significant place. Despite the fact that the ground floor has been reestablished and opened to people in general, the glory of the spot is pretty much lost. You can visit here to look at the assortment of books and relics that were recouped and reestablished.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM (But closed on Saturday and Public Holidays)
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

12. Shiva Parvati Temple

The brilliant temple of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati, the Shiva Parvati Temple is situated in the strict zone of Durbar Square. It is as significant as the Kumari Bahal or the Kasthamandap and is regularly visited by travelers and visitors. Worked in the eighteenth century by Bahadur Shah, every last bit of the temple divider is canvassed in monstrously unpredictable carvings. From a separation in the external segment of the Durbar Square, one would see somebody looking down a window of a two-story pagoda-style incorporating that opens with a patio. It is, actually, the icons of Shiva and Parvati introduced in the window directly in the focal point of the highest floor of the temple. The striking symbols hued in white and blue are seen wearing brilliant adornments and gift the guests.

Timing- 4:00 AM To 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM To 8:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

13. Tribhuvan Museum

Situated inside the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the Tribhuvan Museum contains the individual relics of Nepali King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah. This piece of the castle was worked in the late nineteenth century and endured gigantic harm during the 2015 seismic tremor. It is accepted that the Late King used to stay here and watch the issues and flourishing of his kin. Built to commend the ruler’s fruitful rule, the Tribhuvan Museum houses an awesome assortment of authentic relics that were possessed and utilized by him. These incorporate sculptures, woodwork, stonework, weapons, the ruler’s clothing types, his strolling stick, boxing gloves, seats, in addition to other things. The exhibition hall likewise has his inestimable assortment of coins and a few photos in plain view from the verifiable occasions that King Tribhuvan was a piece of and his chasing trips. An area of the exhibition hall additionally has a reproduced model of the lord’s examination and his room. For about a century now, antiques from King Tribhuvan’s life, his triumphs and his recollections have been cherished in the historical center.

Timing- 10:30 AM To 3:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 400 Onwards

14. Royal Botanical Gardens

The national professional flowerbed is situated at the base of Phulchowki hill, covering a region of 82 hectares and is encircled by excellent evergreen regular woodlands. Different indigenous plants, for example, fancy plants, rock plants, rose cultivars, trees and bushes, lilies, greeneries, restorative plants and local verdure, aquatics, desert flora, orchids are housed here for the show.

Timing- 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 100 For Foreigners

15. Basantpur Tower

Basantapur Tower was the tallest pinnacle in Kathmandu Durbar Square once. Basantapur Tower is an eighteenth-century landmark built during the rule of King Prithvi Narayan of the Shah Dynasty. It has nine stories, the best two stories of which were crushed in the 2015 quake that hit Nepal. The levels have been reestablished, and visitors can investigate the pinnacle all things considered and within. Its vast majority is holed up behind platforms, and one needs to investigate see the antiquated carvings on the reestablished wooden structure. The passage is through Lohan Chowk up a thin flight of stairs, and one can appreciate an astonishing perspective on Kathmandu through the windows on each floor.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 1200 For Foreigners

16. White Monastery

White Monastery or Seto Gomba, otherwise called Amitabha Monastery, is a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal, offering a blend of strict significance and normal sedative. The striking territory and the rich green scene of the encompassing make the nightfall and dawn here, a treat to watch. Guests can watch the entirety of the Kathmandu Valley from this spot. The alleviating environment attracts most voyagers needing to absorb some quietness subsequent to explore the clamoring city of Kathmandu.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 40 Per Person

17. National Museum of Nepal

Also called the Rashtriya Sangrahalaya among local people, the National Museum is one of the prime attractions arranged in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This extremely old gallery has protected and loved the displays through every one of these years to maintain the rich authentic hugeness of Nepal. Home to three structures – the Historical Museum Building, the Buddhist Art Gallery, and the Juddha Jayatia Kala Shala – this landmark houses social, authentic, and philatelic areas, including weapons, works of art, coins, sculptures, postage stamps, and a few types of plants and animals.

Timing- 10:30 AM To 5:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 50 Onwards

18. Patan

Patan is the third-biggest city in Nepal directly after Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is by and by known as Lalitpur. The two names are gotten from the Sanskrit word ‘Lalitapattan’. The city is found directly over the waterway Bagmati from Kathmandu. Patan has a Durbar Square that is brimming with sculptures, sanctuaries, and royal residences. What’s more, Durbar Square additionally has the ‘Patan exhibition hall’ which is an absolute necessity to see the fascination. It is a customary community for crafted works and is likewise a spot to buy conventional gems, Buddha sculptures and veils. Patan was at one time a free and powerful realm of the Kathmandu Valley. It has now become a blend of two popular religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. A sanctuary of the Hindu Lord Krishna rests directly in the center of a similar town whose design has been committed to the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness) reasoning. Its tribal uniqueness is as yet formed into Patan and this recognizes Patan is the perfect destination for a weekend gateway.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Days
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

19. The Crematoria

Situated close to the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of Bagmati River, the crematoria is the spot in Kathmandu where Nepali Hindus go to have their last rituals. Individuals of various convictions perform changed sort of memorial service rehearses here. Guests can sit on the other bank of the stream and watch the last customs.

Timing- 10:30 AM To 4:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 1000 Onwards

20. Taudaha Lake

Situated on the edges of Kathmandu, Taudaha Lake is a celebrated freshwater lake encompassed by slopes secured with thick timberlands. The lake is loaded with angles and is additionally a paradise for birdwatchers as a result of the transient feathered creatures in the zone. According to a legend, Taudaha is one of the lakes that were shaped from the waters of a huge lake after a legendary character cut the slope behind it and let the water stream away.

Timing- 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 1000 Onwards

21. Asan Tole

Asan Tole is a well-known market road in the city of Asan, Kathmandu. The six spoked crossroads of the road are continually clamoring with individuals offering everything from vegetables and fishes to garments, gems and flavors. It is where one can encounter the day by day life of Nepali individuals.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

22. Langtang National Park

With trekking trails, rich greenery, and an assortment of types of widely varied vegetation, the Langtang National Park is the fourth national park that was set up in Nepal in 1976. The Langtang National Park is arranged at an estimated separation of 32 kilometers toward the north of the capital city of Kathmandu and is associated with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet. This park is also home to the quiet, high elevation Gosaikunda Lake, which is accepted to be hallowed. From the thick woods which contain the uneven territories, the region of the recreation center spreads over the Nepalese larch in the center before falling down to the huge glades of green fields. Within excess of 250 types of birds, around 46 types of well-evolved animals, and an astounding 1000 types of plants, this place is truly a paradise for nature lovers.

Timing- 7:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Ideal Duration- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- NPR 1000 Onwards

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