Kathmandu, the capital city and gateway of Nepal, is an exotic city and houses several interesting tourist attractions. It is indeed the city having spiritual values along with the Himalayan natural beauty. The city is very rich in tradition & culture and the center of ‘treasure’ for history lovers. Have a look at the top 8 attractions of Kathmandu.
1. Boudhnath Stupa
Love Buddhism; include the Boudhannath Stupa in your Kathmandu tour. You will have sense spirituality and calm at this stupa. Visit the stupa around 7-8 am in the morning to see the people embracing religion. At that time, the Tibetan elders, children, robs and locals participate in morning prayers. The stupa is situated in the middle of monasteries, shops and homes surrounding it.
If you are uncertain for the things to do/visit in Kathmandu, go to Thamel as it is soul & heart of the city. The markets and shops here are opened from the dusk to the late night. You will have an excess of all things imaginable; groceries, souvenirs, knockoffs, tour companies, restaurants, tattoo parlors, etc. You will have best deals on everything whether it a roof top patio or just a hidden alley.
3. Durbar Square
The Durbar Square is really a great place to visit in your Kathmandu tour. At here, you will have a historical square having temples, history, shopping and an exciting atmosphere along with an abundance people. You will find something in every direction here. You will have option to visit a museum, a temple and a short view of the Kumari gazing through her window.
4. Pashupatinath Temple
Include it in your Kathmandu trip, if you love to have a cultural as well as religious tour. With an open mind, anyone visit the Pashupatinath Temple which is based on the Bagmati River and is one of the most sacred Hindu temples. The area along the river has designated stone slabs for funerals.
5. Garden of Dreams
It is a very beautiful garden in the middle of the city and has European style landscapes, architecture which is combination of the fence. You want to take fresh air in the city of smog, take into this Garden of Dream.
6. Kopan Monastery
The monastery is meant for the one who want to admit in meditation & yoga courses or have spiritual guidance. You can visit the monastery in the early morning to have a view of morning prayers and chants.