Places to visit
Kathmandu is home to centuries-old temples, colonial buildings and the Himalayan ranges. The city has some iconic temples such as Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kopan Monastery, White Monastery (Seto Gomba) and more. This impressive city houses another attraction: the Garden of Dreams. This tourist hot-spot is famous for the European garden, the classic mansion, the pond, and the cafes. Other tourist places are Budhanilkantha Temple, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Royal Botanical Gardens and more. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Langtang National Park, and Chitwan National Park are preserved areas best for children and wildlife lovers. Inching ahead, the paradise of Pokhara built along the Phewa Tal River is popular among the couples and families. Patan, the second famous town in Kathmandu is a must-visit place. It is filled with temples within short distances. The Patan Museum and the Golden Temple are the major highlights. For shopping lovers, Thamel Market, Indra Chowk Market, Asan Tole Market, and Bansantapur Dabali are the perfect choices. Trek and thrill lovers have the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, and Cable car at Chandragiri Hills. Phulchowki and Nagarkot towns tempt tourists for the impressive views of the Himalayas. Poker lovers can head out to Casino Royale for a number of activities.
Weekend Getaways near Kathmandu