We can get various things to do in Kathmandu. If you are searching for a place where you can get adventurous things to do in a place, so take a trip to Kathmandu. Here we can explore starting from sightseeing tour and may ends with hiking, mountain flight, etc. So let’s get started with what’s the most famous activities in Kathmandu; the Nepali culture, craft, tradition, art, sculpture?
- Pilgrimage Site in Kathmandu
- Important Landmarks in Kathmandu
- Places for Mountain Views near Kathmandu
- Some Questions And Answers
Pilgrimage Site in Kathmandu
For the holy pilgrimage you can visit the famous temple “The Pashupatinath Temple”. Mainly Hindu visits the temple that has faith and belief in god. It is the most sacred place and most people feel blessed and forgiven for their sins. The temple was constructed in 1969 BC located in the holy banks of the Bagmati River. The temple when it comes to the design is made up of the famous pagoda style with silver and gold on its top.
It is also known as the monkey temple. People who visit Nepal never miss this temple which is near distance. Unlike other pagoda temples, it has the dome at its base and above the base there is a cubical structure which is painted with the Buddha’s eyes in all the four directions. The base symbolizes the entire world. Mainly Buddhist visits this temple with the chanting of “Om Mani Padme Hum” which enlightens the soul.
This great Boudha Stupa stands approximately 6-7 km North East from the centre of the Kathmandu valley. The splendid dome of great Boudha Stupa is 100 ft in diameter, 1 hector in width and 141.16 ft. in height. The area of the stupa is approximately 6,756 square meters. It is one of the most popular and the greatest Buddhists stupa in the world. More about Great Stupa ‘Boudha’.
Namo Buddha is the well-known Buddhist monasteries around 40 KM far from Kathmandu. This place is known as the place where Lord Buddha gave his body to a starving tigress. It is one of the holiest places in the world.
Important Landmarks in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the most popular Recent Royal Palace among the other three palaces located inside the Kathmandu Valley. The interesting sites are Taleju temple, gigantic figure of Kalbhairav (The God of destruction), Basantapur Durbar, and Temple of Kumari (living goddess).
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The ancient workpieces enlisted in the world heritage site have the most beautiful architecture and sculpture in the wood carving. The major attractions of Bhaktapur are the 55 windows palace, Vatsala Temple, a statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavanath Temple, mini Pashupati Temple, Golden gate, Lions gate and there are many more temples which are really great to visit. Don’t miss a chance to taste juju dhau. Read here more about Bhaktapur Durbar.
Explore Patan with Old Durbar Square
Patan known as “yala” in Nepali basha (Nepali Language) is a city rich in the cultural heritage because of its enormous arts and craft. You can find some of the finest art that is either crafted on the metals or the stone as well as the woods. You can also visit Patan Durbar Square and the central zoo, one and only stone carved temple (Krishna Mandir) and many other temples. This city in fact have many feast and the festivals. Mainly Newari ethnicity people are found here. You can explore Patan on your foot as well.
These above places are included in Culture tours. Book Cultural Tours In Nepal.
Places for Mountain Views near Kathmandu
Nagarkot, famous for its beautiful scenarios of the sunrise view of the Himalayas. Which is located in the Bhaktapur at the elevation of 2,195meters. It offers you with the panoramic view of the whole Kathmandu valley being in Bhaktapur. This is also the best route for hiking who wants to enjoy nature. Out of the 13 mountains located in Nepal. You can view 8 mountains and it is 28 km from the sea level.
Chandragiri hill is near to Kathmandu, around 14 KM away. The magnificent views of Himalayan including Kathmandu Valley with the help of ropeway are the main feature of the Hill. This is the place from where we can explore the view of Mt. Everest from distance. Also, we can get a chance to make fun, pilgrimage tour, adventure at once making dreams true.
Take Mountain Flight
Mountain flights start from the Tribhuvan international airport nearly at the 6 am in the early morning. This is an option for the people who can’t trek on the mountain. You can have mountain views at your eye level. The mountain flight takes you to the altitude of 7000 meters. It takes about an hour flight and bring to the Mt Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Nuptse, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc.
Have Nepali Cuisines
Nepali cuisines consist of many yummy, delicious and mouthwatering dishes which are different based on ethnicity. Mainly you can find dal-bhat-tarkari in your brunch which is quite heavy meal and some of the famous food are momo, aloo tama, chatamari, yamari, samay baji, sel roti, puwaand etc. besides them the newari cuisines are the best.
Some Questions And Answers
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Also, it is the first destination of the foreign tourist. So, from Kathmandu most of the adventurous things are possible to do. Starting from shopping we can do sightseeing, hiking, climbing, flying, etc. In this time we can explore the heritage, culture, architecture, and spirituality.