Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is considered as a great pilgrimage destination. Tourists in great numbers get lured towards the mystic attractions of this beautiful land. With the influx of global travellers, the city has redefined itself into a much sought after destination and is now a on the top of the wish-list of the most discerning travellers.
Here’s a list of the fascinating gems of this charming city:
Dharahara:- Located at the centre of Kathmandu, this nine story tower was built in the year 1832 by the then Prime Minister of Nepal, Bhimsen Thapa under the orders of Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari. The 8th floor has a circular balcony which offers spectacular views of the city to its visitors. Designed in Mughal and European style, it has a 5.2m bronze mast on the roof.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:- Bhaktapur Durbar Square, situated at the center of Bhaktapur city, features several monuments, pagodas, religious shrines and shikhara-style temples depicting elaborate carvings and impressive architecture. The square is one of the main attractions of Nepal because it highlights the ancient arts of the country. The Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Palace of Fifty-five Windows and the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla are a few of its places of interest.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:- The square, at the heart of the old Kathamndu city, boasts of rich history and heritage and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Depicting the legacy of traditional design and architecture, the square is encircled by concrete buildings, religious sites and the towering Maju Deval.
Civil Mall:- The largest luxury mall of Kathmandu is a one-stop destination for shopping and entertainment. Spread across nine floors, it features over 175 stores selling a wide range of products from apparels to electronics, accessories to home appliances. It also comprises of many restaurants, movie theatres and fun zones for kids. The mall indeed does justice to its tagline “There is something for everyone.”
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park:- The lush green vegetation covering the Shivapuri mountain peak is famous for its rare orchids, amazingly diverse bird species and wildlife. While the mountain has religious significance, it also offers a great hiking trail.
Garden of Dreams:- This neo classical historical garden is a great escape from the city’s hustle-bustle. This peaceful oasis offers a huge variety of flora and attractive water features. It is a good place to relax and to find some quiet moments in the bustling city of Kathmandu. So this time when you book your cheap flights to Kathmandu, explore it in such a way that when you come back your experience.