Kathmandu is the capital city and is one of the largest cities in Nepal and also a very beautiful and captivating place. Kathmandu gives you an unmatched holiday experience in Nepal which you cannot find elsewhere. It is a perfect mix of wonderful diverse places that is from temples to entertainment to perfect metro touch. Here is a list of Best Things to do in Kathmandu by Travelila that is evidence of our catch on the place’s beauty.
Do Not Miss The Great Durbar Square
Durbar Square of Kathmandu is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1979. The place is stunningly decorated and gives an ancient vibe where the city’s kings were once delegated and legitimized. The square remains the customary center of the old town and Kathmandu’s most breathtaking inheritance backed with the Royal Palace along with many Hindu and Buddhist temples. The southern section was destroyed majorly by an earthquake and about six temples were damaged but this place is still having that touch of the beauty of its simplicity. This would be the best place if you prefer to travel with friends.
Wander on The Streets and Shop
Apart from the tourist destinations and holy places in Kathmandu, you can also wander around the busy street of Makhan Tole’s busy streets. You can also visit the sky temple apart from the market. In the busy streets of Kathmandu, you can explore a spice den, discovering hidden temples, learning about local legends, and standing where the ancient Tibetan caravan route started.
Trek Around Kathmandu
For those who love some adventure while going on a trip, Shivapuri is the place for you. It is a place which is 14 km from Kathmandu where you can visit the spectacular Baghdwar which is the source of the Holy Bagmati River. But, if you are looking for incredibly tough and challenging trekking experiences, we have something special for you – Everest Base Camp Trek. You would also like to explore Dhaulagiri and French Pass also.
Have Delightful Local Cuisine
As discussed earlier, Durbar square is the most historic place around the city. The cuisine is as historic as the place is. Roots Eatery opened is opened here to promote the Newari heritage of the region. This place serves authentic cuisine backed with a charming ambiance and did we mention Nepali beer too. No one is unaware of the famous Nepali dishes such as Momos, Daal Bhat tarkhari, Chatamari, Dheedo, etc. You will go crazy for these dishes after trying the same, we assure you.
Visit Swayambhutnath Stupa
Sitting atop a hill to the west of Kathmandu city, Swayambhutnath is the best Buddhist temple where you can reach by walking up to some 365 stone steps. This entire area is surrounded by a variety of trees and comprises the main stupa guarded by many temples and museums and a huge library. Not only this place but Nepal has something special about temples and you can always find some extraordinary religious and social touch.
Nepal is home to the eight highest peaks in the world which makes it an ideal place for rafting. The rafting trips are incredible for the individuals who have past experience. This place offers you many rivers to choose from such as Trishuli, Bhote Koshi, etc. The best time for rafting is January to May. From this, you can choose your best package which ranges from 1 to 10 days.
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