Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in the valley.
The word Durbar Square translates in English as palace complex and is
listed as a World Heritage Site. Clustered around Durbar Square is the
old Royal palace, which has been converted into a well-equipped museum.
Numerous other beautiful temples, shrines, Kumari Bahal, House of the
living Goddess, Kastamandap(a house build from the wood of a single
tree) and other small temples are scattered everywhere in the square.
The main palace building is 9 stories high and anyone can visit to the
top and experience panoramic views of the city.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated
mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be
seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace
complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a
museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One
remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the
Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is much
larger and more spacious than Kathmandu's and much less crowded with
temples than Patan.The disasterous earthquake in 1934 destroyed many of
the beautiful monuments in the square and are now marked only by empty
platforms where they once stood. Some of the most popular monuments
golden gate, peacock window and Nyatapola temple are main attractions.
Swayambhunath is one of the most ancient
Stupas in the Kathmandu vally.It lies on the top of the hill in west of
the valley. The unique architecture of Swayambhunath is one of the most
easily recognizable symbols of Nepal. From here one can enjoy a
spectacular view of Kathmandu City. Legend says that ancient times the
valley was a lake and it was known as the serpent's lake. Saint
Manjushree cut the southern part of the valley and drained the water
out. The Swayambhu was the first exit and became most important
pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in
Nepal. It is religious center for the Buddhist people. Surrounding the
stupa there are many different monasteries belonging to different
Buddhist sects. Most of the visitors use go to The Stupa for sightseeing
and shopping and Tibetans handicrafts. During the full moon day many
Buddhist people come to celebrate and take part in various religious
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest
pilgrimage destinations for all Hindus of the world. This temple is
dedicated to lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples on the bank of
holy Bagmati river. Various religious activities take place here almost
everyday. Sadhus (holymen) from many different countries especially from
India, visit the temple to pay homage to Lord Shiva. There are Ghats in
the bank of Bagmati River, which are rectangular and made of stones.
The rectangles are for the cremation of dead bodies and the square ones
are for ritual baths.
This temple is situated on a scenic
hill top 20km from Kathmandi and 7 km from Bhaktapur. King Hari dutta
verma built this temple. The temple is decorated with magnificent art
works made of metal and woodcarvings. This is the finest example of
Nepalese pagoda architecture.The inscription at Changunarayan is the
oldest recorded in history, dating to the 4th century. Its history dates
back to the Lichhavi period when the Lichhavi king Manadeva installed
pillars in 464 AD. The temple is worth visiting to see the architectural
and iconography combination.
Nagarkot is a popular place to see the mountain
ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175m and it is 32 km
north east of Kathmandu. It is the nearest place to see the panoramic
views from Kathmandu valley. Close up mountains are from Nagarkot Ganesh
Himal, Langtang, Dorje lakpa, Sishapangma, Gauri shanker and more.When
the sun begins to rise from behind the Himalayas. It looks spectacular
as the mountains change color. Many tourists go to Nagarkot and stay
over night to enjoy the scenic beauty of the country side and from
Nagarkot one can hike to Changunarayan, Banepa and to Sankhu Vajrayogini
Dhulikhel is an ancient small town situated 30km away from Kathmandu.
The drive from Kathmandu to Dhalikhel is very scenic and beautiful rice
terraces on both sides of the road are spectacular. It is a popular
panoramic Himalayan viewpoint, which is also a good starting place for
short treks where visitors can stretch their legs before starting for a
The small village of Daman is an interesting place to see mountains. One
can see whole mountain range of 400km from Dhaulagiri to
Mt.Everest.Daman lies 2323m above the sea level. It is 85km away south
West from Kathmandu and It also one of the most spectacular
mountain-bike routes in the world.
Lumbini is situated about 250km South West of Kathmandu. This place
famous for Buddhist pilgrimage because Lord Buddha was born here in 560
BC. The birth of Buddha at Lumbini has been recorded in the pillar
inscription 'The Light of Asia' although there is not much to see but
the peaceful environment provides you with inner sense of tranquility.
In some ways, Tilaurakot, the site of Kapilavastu, the fortress-palace
where Buddha was raised as a prince of the royal family is more
Tansen lies 1310m above sea level, at the southern slope of Mahabharat
range. It lies on the way from Pokhara to Sunauli and is known as the
Siddhartha highway. Tansen city itself is very colorful with its old
houses and slopes landscapes. There are different types of people-Magar,
Brahmin,Chhetri, Newar, have been living in the city.It is popular for
its metal crafts and Dhaka cloth,shawls and caps. Place to visit in
Tansen- Shrinagar hill Amarnarayan temple and Tansen Durbar etc.
Pokhara is the second major tourist
destination in Nepal. It is 200km west of Kathmandu. Standing at 884m
above the sea level, Pokhara offers a mild climate. It is famous for the
natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the
mountains. Especially stunning views of Machapuchhare 6997m (also known
as the Fishtail mountain). There are many places to visit in this
beautiful city such as the panoramic mountain views, Phewa Lake and the
Varahi Temple on its island, David's fall, Mahendra Cave, etc.
Activities such as boating, fishing and canoeing can be organized on the
Some sightseeing spots entry fee as below:
ENTRY FEE: |
|For foreign nationals ||US$ 10 per person |
|For SAARC nationals ||Rs. 50 per person |
|For Chines nationals ||Rs. 50 per person |
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STUPA ENTRANCE FEE : |
|For foreign nationals ||Rs. 50per person |
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ENTRACE FEE: |
|For foreign nationals ||Rs. 50per person |
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|PATAN ENTRY FEE: |
nationals ||Rs. 200per person |
nationals ||Rs. 25 per person |
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|ART GALLERY (BHAKTAPUR): |
foreign nationals ||Rs. 20 per person |
SAARC nationals ||Rs. 10 per person |
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Foreign nationals ||Rs. 60 per person |
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|HANUMAN DHOKA ENTRY FEE: |
|For foreign nationals
||Rs. 200 per person |
|For SAARC nationals
||Rs. 25 per person |
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|For foreign nationals ||Rs. 50 per person |
Program of Sightseeing Places in Nepal
Daman is situated 80 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2,400m. Daman is loca ...
Bungmati & Khokhana Village
Because it is not easily reached by road or by air, not many people choose to visit Bungamati in Nep ...
Nagarkot is a village located about 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is located on the northeas ...
In 1973, Chitwan National Park was established covering 932 sq km area is now listed in the World He ...
Kathmandu City is the capital and largest city of Nepal. It is the cosmopolitan heart of the Himalay ...
Bardia National Park is located in the Far-Western Region, Nepal and was established in 1988 as Roya ...
Dhulikhel has for many centuries been an important trading centre on the ancient commercial route li ...
A 25 kilometer road off the main highway connecting Pokhara and Kathmandu brings you to an ancient G ...
The city lies about 5 km from the Kathmandu. It is a city of Budhist monuments, Hindu temples and fi ...
Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon (pronounced bud-gown and meaning 'City of Rice') in Nepali, or Kh ...
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level ...
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. It is 21 km.+ west of ...
Barpak Village Tour
A Real Peace of land in heaven on earth ! Barpak Village is situated upon the hill top about 1900 me ...
Nepal has more festivals than the number of days in a year. A festival is always a meaningful and me ...