Kathmandu valley is located at an altitude of 1,336 m, covering an area of 218-sq-miles. There is no fixed time to visit the place. You can visit it any time of the year. The valley consists of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), the three cities, which has great historical and cultural significance.
The places of worships in Kathmandu are:
This temple is dedicated to Sweta Machchhendra Bahal. It is situated
between Indra Chowk and Asan. The temple has a beautiful artistic
Akash Bhairav Temple:
It is a three-storied temple situated in Indra Chowk, the main market
avenue. It is a major tourist attraction.
Hanumandhoka (Durbar Square):
This place signifies the cultural and religious life of the people of
Nepal. It is the historic seat of royalty. The place has old temples and
places. It is at this place where the kings of Nepal are crowned and
their coronations solemnized. Places of attractions here are Taleju
Temple, Kal Bhairav, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi
Baithak, and the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Big Drum and
the Jagannath Temple.
Temple of Kumari (Kumar Ghar):
This temple or the home of Living Goddess, "Kumari", is
situated in the surrounding area of Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The
architecture of the building showcases magnificent wooden work in the
balconies and window screens.
It is located near the Temple of Kumari, It is said that King Laxmi
Narsingha Malla in the beginning of the 16th century built this temple.
It is said that the construction of this temple is made from the wood of
a single tree. The city of Kathmandu is named after this temple.
The Bhadrakali Temple is located at the eastern border of the
Tundikhel, near Shahid Gate. The temple is also known as Lumarhi temple
and is one of the main "Shakta" temples of Kathmandu city.
If you travel about 8 km north of Kathmandu, you will come across an
extraordinary massive statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining of the bed of
snake at the foot of Sivapuri hill. It is a magnificent example of stone
sculptures of Lichchhavi period in the 5th century. The statue is
located in the middle of a small pond and seems to float in water.
This is one of the world's most famous Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to
be 2,000-years-old. Painted on the four-sides of the spire bases are the
all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is at a distance of 3 km from
Kathmandu City and is situated on a small hill at an altitude of 77m.
Among the other major places of worships are
Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Guheswari Temple near Pashupatinath this temple is located. Here
only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple courtyard.
The Stupa of Chabahil
The temple of Chandra Vinayak is situated about 200 m. north of
Chabahil stupa. The temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha.
The Stupa of Bouddhnath: it is one of the biggest stupa in the
Shekha Narayan temple represents the four Narayanas of the
Dakshinkali: the temple of Dashinkali is situated about 2 km
south of Shekha Narayan. It is one of the most important Hindu Goddesses
Krishna Mandir: This 17th century temple is dedicated to Lord
Krishna. This temple is first example of Shikhara style architecture in
Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal, which is completely made of stone
and has 21 spires.
Among other attractions are:
Mahaboudha: The Buddhist temple made of clay bricks. The temple
portrays the terra-cotta style of architecture.
Hiranya Verna Mahavihar: It is a three-storied golden pagoda of
lokshwor (Lord Buddha). Built during the twelfth century by king Bhaskar
Rudra Varna Mahavihar: This unique Buddhist monastery has fine
and amazing collection of images and statues in metal, stone and wood.
The Ashokan Stupas: It comprises of four ancient stupas built by
emperor Ahoka at the four corners of Patan. The four stupas are situated
in Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Ebahi and in Teta.
Changu Narayan: It is said to be the oldest temple in the
Among the other major tourist attractions are:
Natural History Museum:
The National Art Gallery
If you are an adventure sports buff than you have ample options to
choose from like:
Angling & Fishing
Skiing & Heliskiing
The Royal Chitwan National Park
Trekking in Nepal
Royal Bardia National Park