Ten Unique Things to do in Kathmandu.

Updated on June 23, 2024

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, also known as the city of temples.  The city, which has Buddha monasteries, temples, backyards, ponds, and many more significant things of religious, cultural, and historical significance, is truly worth visiting to Nepal. It is a busy and alive capital city of Nepal, with sight-seeing from traditional culture to modern manners. Countless temples, new dishes, street foods, markets, etc., make Kathmandu even more unique. Here are some of the things you need to know about Kathmandu and create an easy-to-plan trip. So Kathmandu is the gate way of Trekking in Nepal,Peak climbing and various adventure tour

Sightseeing to Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath Temple is a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. This temple is a collection of monasteries, temples, inscriptions, and images raised over the centuries, which UNESCO included in the World Heritage Sites in 1979. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kathmandu. Thousands of people from different countries come to visit the temple. The Pashupati Temple is also a unique example of ancient Hindu architecture. If you have been there for a festival, you will be amazed by that scene.

Scenic Flight Above the Himalayas

Everyone aims to reach the highest point in the world. It is a privilege to be able to see the breathtaking views of Mount Everest, lakes, glaciers, and other mountains from the sky above the mountains. Mountain flight tours are designed to attract travelers who are not physically able to walk properly and are on short vacation leave. But it has become very popular among all kinds of travelers nowadays. The plane flew from Kathmandu airport, circled the Everest peak, and then landed for breakfast at Gorekshep. Enjoy breakfast while enjoying the cool breeze of the mountains and the beautiful, captivating views. Seeing the mountains up close and feeling the touch of the air of the mountains makes the mind happy. You get the golden opportunity to see Mount Everest from Kathmandu Airport by mountain flight.

If you come to Nepal, don't miss Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Tour. Such opposition may not come again and again.

Visit Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is a religious site of ancient Buddhists located in the hills of the Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the sacred places of Buddhist pilgrimage. Within the area of Swayambhunath Stupa, there are various types of pilgrimage sites, temples, and stupas (some of the Lichhavi period). The statues of thousands of Buddhists and the prayers of the monks make it even more beautiful. Due to the height of the hill, the Kathmandu valley has a beautiful view. The stupa depicts the eyes and eyebrows of the Buddha. There are also shops, hotels, and restaurants inside the stupa premises. Most of the sculptures of the Buddhist stupa are from the Vajrayana tradition of the Newars. It is also respected by Hindus.

Enjoy Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is situated in the center of the Lalitpur district Patan Durbar Square, one of the world heritage sites that are listed by UNESCO, is one of the three durbar squares of Kathmandu. The old royal palace inhabited by the Malla Kings of Lalitpur is one of the main attractions and historical heritage. Patan durbar square is also a unique presentation of the Newari community's architecture. There are also temples and idols. Patan Durbar Square, considered the center of both Hindus and Buddhists, has 136 ‘Bahal’ and 55 major temples.

Market Visit and Shopping in Thamal Bazaar

Another thing that should not be missed while touring Nepal is Thamel Bazar, where you can visit and shop for your favorite items. In the evening, the bustling market is glistening, and the bustle of tourists is very pleasant. Shop for clothes, shoes, and other essentials; hotel restaurants; and dance halls to make the market even more enjoyable. Thamel Bazar is a commercial area in the Kathmandu Valley and is considered a tourist business center as well as a tourist destination within the Kathmandu Valley.

Checkout Bauddhanath Stupa in Ten Unique Things to do in Kathmandu.

Boudhanath, also known as Boudhanath, Khasti Chaitya, and Khāsa Chaitya, is located in Kathmandu. Due to its vast mandala, it is consider one of the largest circular stupas in Nepal and the world. This area belongs to world heritage sites. Refugees from Tibet have built more than 50 gompas around it. Buddha's eyes are depicte in the main direction of the stupa tower. This stupa is famous for its beauty, spirituality and calmness. There are various coffee shops, fast food shops, restaurants, and other souvenir shops within the stupa premises. The stupa has three main functions: the Buddha's ashes, the monument marking the place of events in the life of the Buddha, and the votive offering. The Buddha's eyes symbolize the ultimate wisdom and power.

The Buddhist Stupa is one of the most visited and loved holy places by Buddhists and Buddhists worldwide. There is a legend that the stupa revolves around the stupa to get positive energy for its present and future and sound effect.

Tasting Street Food in Ten Unique Things to do in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu has a wide variety of delicious street food. It's also cheaper than restaurant food. You will find new dishes in this city which is very famous for its food. Momo, samosa, chow min, choila, chatpat, panipuri, and other local foods make you a food lover. Pulses, rice, and vegetables are the national food here, and other dishes are also famous. Don't forget to enjoy street food on your trip to Kathmandu. This will make your trip more memorable. Street food is incredibly cheap as well as tasty and easy to find, so it is also popular.

Walking to the ‘Dream of the Garden’

The Garden of Dream is a six-season garden adjacent to the Keshar Library at Keshar Mahal in Kathmandu, a neoclassical garden built-in 1920. This pond was direct by Kishore Narasimha 6895 m. It has three pavilions, an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, and urns. Fully decorated with Bastulaka, this garden resembles a garden created in England. The garden walls are line with waterfalls, decorative furniture, pavilions, and European-inspired features such as verandas, pergolas, fences, urns, and birdhouses. You have to pay some money to enter this garden and enter with a ticket.

Narayanhiti Palace Museum visit in Ten Unique Things to do in Kathmandu.

The Narayanhiti Durbar Museum, a must-visit place near Thamel, is a public museum on the east side of Keshar Mahal. After the end of the monarchy in 2006, they converted the Narayanhity Palace into a museum, and royal crowns and gems are on display. They built the palace building in the pagoda style. Inside the palace, there is a temple of Lord Bishnu, where an idol of Garud is kep. There is a beautiful garden with water sprouts line up.

Inside the palace building, you can see pictures of the Shah family, photos of the kings of Nepal and prominent leaders of China, costumes of the king of Nepal, photos of Nepali diplomats, and bullets on the wall.

Rani Pokhari visit as Ten Unique Things to do in Kathmandu.

Rani Pokhari (Queen's Pond), originally known as Newari Nhu Pukhu (New Pond), is an artificial pond of historical significance in the heart of Kathmandu. This pond is a famous and old pond in Kathmandu, a city that is known for its religious significance and beauty.

King Pratap Malla built this pond to console the mourning queen of his son. To purify the pond, he brought water from Gosaikunda, Muktinath, Badrinath, Kedarnath, and various holy places and rivers in India and poured it into the pond to purify it.

In the middle of the pond, there is a temple of the Hindu deity Matrikeshwar Mahadev that faces Lord Shiva and the statue of Harishankar, which is consider to be an idol of both Laxmi and Saraswati. There is a big stone statue of an elephant carrying the pictures of King Pratap Malla and his two sons on the south side of the pond. Underground drains supply to recharge the pond, and there were also seven wells inside it.

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