Kathmandu is the largest metropolitan in landlocked region of Nepal. It is also the major tourist destination in the country. They city is blessed by remarkable natural beauty with rich heritage and have great tourism potential to lure any holidaymaker. On your Kathmandu trip, you will also memorize by friendly and welcoming people with their beautiful culture. There are many interesting tourist sites located around this city that will give you excellent exposure rich culture and heritage of Nepal. Now have a brief look over the major highlights of Kathmandu tourism.
The two adjacent towns, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are the integral parts of Kathmandu tourism. The whole region of these three cities comes under the Kathmandu Valley, the most developed expanse of Nepal and also center of the rich heritage. It has about more than 130 heritage monuments including many important pilgrimages of Hinduism and Buddhism. All these monuments consider as a unit of “Kathmandu Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site”. These heritage sites are the major tourist attraction of the city.
The world-famous Kathmandu Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important attraction around this valley. It is located in front of old royal palace of the city. It has many beautiful palaces surrounded by remarkable architectural beauty. Now that place is known as the Hanuman Dhoka, due to a statue of Lord Hanuman located at the doorway of the complex. Many beautiful temples and well designed courtyards are also located around this complex shows the excellent architectural works of Newari artists and craftsmen.
Pashupatinath Temple is another important tourist attraction of the city. It is located at the banks of Bagmati River in the eastern part of the valley. The temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. It is the oldest Hindu temple in the valley has its existence from fifth century. There are many festivals also celebrated inside this temple complex attract large numbers of devotees from…