Kathmandu City Tour is the top day tour in Nepal. Kathmandu city is popular as the city of temples. Majority of tourists and explorers find it a live museum to explore age-old art, architecture, history, religion and civilization. Kathmandu city is the capital and the largest city of Nepal.
Tourists search to find what to see in Kathmandu City Tour, What are the attractions of Kathmandu City day tour? Are we going to visit UNESCO World Heiratge sites in our Kathmandu City Tour? What are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites we are going to visit in our Kathmandu city tour? Can we do Kathmandu City Tour independently? Or it is always guided?
These are some of the common questions asked by the tourists who are planning to do Kathmandu City Tour.
Some travelers love to do Kathmandu City Tour after they complete their main trip package or at the starting. Doing Kathmandu City Tour at the beginning is better that doing it at the end.
Now, let’s come to the point that what to see in Kahtmandu City Tour?
Swyombhunatha Stupa or Monkey Temple is 4 km away to the south-west from central Thamel. It is a massive stupa situated a top hill. The stupa has Buddha’s eyes printed which stand for knowledge and peace. We are absolutely delighted to experience this impressive stupa among serene surrounding. Holy prayer flags and prayer wheels give us spiritual feeling while visiting this spectacular stupa. The stupa also offers us magnificent view of entire Kahtmand valley and mountain summits to the north. This stupa is very special to both Hindu and Buddhist. Buddha Purnima ( Full moon) and other special occasions are observed here. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kahtmandu Valley. It takes 20 minutes to get Swyombhunath from Thamel and 10 minutes if you choose to drive. People nearby go Swyombhunath in the morning and evening for walk and refreshment. Moreover, the lush forest and numerous monkeys add more splendors to our visit to Swyombhunatha Stupa.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the closest UNESECO World Heritage site from Thamel. If you choose to walk, it is 15 mins walk and drive takes 10 minutes. Majority of the tourists love to visit Kathmandu in the evening on walk and spend hours enjoying magnificent evening around. What to see at Kathamndu Durbar Square? Massive Kal Vairab statue, palaces from Lichhabi period, wood carvings, museum with the collections of ancient objects and weapons, and Kumari, the living goddess are the prominent highlights of Kahtmandu Durbar Square.
A world popular Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath Temple is located to the north- east from Thamel. This temple is located at the bank of holy Bagmati river where all the cremation of the valley is carried out. We can observe cremation during our visit to Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is from Lichhabi period representing ancient art and architecture. We can see Sadhus, holy saints and priests performing religious rituals at the premise of the temple. Only Hindus are permitted to enter the temple. On the occasion of Shivaratri, devotees from the world come to Pashupatinath temple to worship god Shiva. This temple is also a UNESCO World Heirtage Site in Nepal.
The biggest stupa, Bouddhanath stupa is located to the north east of Kathmandu from Thamel. It is half an hour drive Thamel. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. This massive and grand stupa with pristine surrounding fascinates thousands of tourists every year. The holy and colorful prayer flags, beautiful smell of incense, monasteries, typical Nepali houses, souvenir shops, and restaurants make this visit spectacular.
Just outskirt of Thamel, we can find a beautiful garden which is so peaceful for refreshment. The colorful flowers and water fountains make this garden mesmerizing and we feel that we have spring here with us. The melody of birds and availability of restaurant make our visit more memorable. Spending 2-3 hours in Dream of Garden will be astounding while you are in Kahtmandu, Nepal.