31 Kathmandu Sightseeing You Should Not Miss

By | October 27, 2018

Kathmandu has a lot to offer for from ancient culture to the modern-day recreational activities. If you are looking for the best tour package for Kathmandu, then you should consider the following things before you plan to visit Kathmandu.

RabinsXP has detailed 31 things you must not miss out on in Kathmandu Sightseeing and Tours when you are getting Best Tour Package for Kathmandu from any of your tour agencies.

31 Kathmandu Sightseeing You Should Not Miss

  1. Shopping, nightlife, and backpacking @ Thamel
  2. Revered, significant Hindu temple @ Pashupatinath Temple
  3. Storied temple complex & pilgrimage site @ Swayambhunath
  4. Grand square with palaces & temples, historic royal complex with a courtyard @ Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Historic artifacts in a former palace @ Hanuman Dhoka
  6. Lush garden with pavilions & fountains @ Garden of Dreams
  7. Shopping district with a mellow past @ Old Freak Street
  8. Temple, history, and architecture @ Kasthamandap
  9. Former royal palace & massacre site @ Narayanhity Palace
  10. Buddhism, monastery, temple, and shrine @ Boudhanath
  11. Temple @ Taleju
  12. Shopping @ Durbar Marg
  13. Park and garden @ Ratna Park
  14. The Holy House a Virgin @ Kumari Ghar
  15. Shopping @ the New Road
  16. The famed area with 130+ historical monuments @ Kathmandu Valley
  17. Archaeology, art & natural history @ National Museum of Nepal
  18. Collection of Hindu & Buddhist sculpture @ Patan Durbar Square
  19. Historic artificial pond @ Rani Pokhari
  20. Temple @ Guhyeshwari
  21. Playground @ Tundikhel
  22. Tibetan Buddhist courses & retreats @ Kopan Monastery
  23. Palace and architecture @ Singha Durbar
  24. Clocktower @ Ghanta Ghar
  25. Historic royal complex with a courtyard @ Kathmandu Durbar Square
  26. Educational natural history museum @ Natural History Museum
  27. Sacred art in a former royal palace @ Patan Museum
  28. Former palace with government offices @ Naag Pokhari
  29. Monument and architecture @ Shahid Gate
  30. Monastery @ Tharlam
  31. Elephants rides, a lake & paddle boating @ Central Zoo

Thamel

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Thamel at night by Francisco Anzola | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Thamel is a commercial neighborhood situated in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Thamel has been the facility of the visitor sector in Kathmandu for over four decades, starting from the hippie days when lots of musicians pertained to Nepal and also spent weeks in Thamel.

Pashupatinath Temple

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Pashupatinath Temple | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Pashupatinath Temple is a sacred as well as famous Hindu temple complex that lies on the banks of the Bagmati River, roughly 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal. The temple works as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.

Swayambhunath

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Swayambhunath | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Swayambhunath is an ancient spiritual architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means ‘Sublime Trees,’ for the lots of selections of trees found on capital.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Kathmandu Durbar Square | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is just one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, every one of which is UNESCO Globe Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square fell because of a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. It’s a historic site, old royal complex with different royal palaces, courtyards & holy places, plus a museum.

Hanuman Dhoka

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Hanuman Dhoka | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Hanuman Dhoka is a complex of structures with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings as well as additionally of the Shah empire in the Durbar Square of central Kathmandu, Nepal. It spreads over five acres. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace obtains its name from the rock photo of Hanuman, the Hindu divine being, that sits near the major entryway.

The Garden of Dreams

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The Garden of Dreams | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Garden of Dreams, also, the Garden of Six Seasons, is a neo-classical garden in Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu, Nepal, constructed in 1920. Developed by Kishore Narshingh, it contains 6,895 square meters of gardens with three pavilions, an amphitheater, pergolas, containers, as well as ponds.

Old Freak Street

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Old Freak Street | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Old Freak Street or Freak Street is a small road situated at the south of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Presently known as Old Freak Street, this old road was named Freak Road describing the hippie route of the 1970s and also 1960s.

Kasthamandap

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Kasthamandap | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Kasthamandap was a three-storied public shelter that consisted of a temple consecrated to Gorakshanath situated at Maru, Kathmandu, Nepal. Numerous myths and also tales about the day how the building of the Kasthamandap Temple got resolved with the recent ancient findings.

Narayanhiti Palace

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Narayanhiti Palace | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Narayanhiti Royal Residence or Narayanhiti Durbar currently a museum was a royal residence in Kathmandu, which long served as the house as well as the principal office of the reigning Majesty of the Kingdom of Nepal. Found in the capital city of Kathmandu, the palace was the center of state events as well as royal hospitality.

Boudhanath Stupa

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Boudhanath Stupa | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Situated about 11 kilometers from the capital city and also northeastern borders of Kathmandu, the stupa’s substantial mandala makes it among the largest round stupas in Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudha Stupa dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest stupas on the planet.

Taleju Bhawani

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Taleju Bhawani | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Taleju Bhawani temples are only open to people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths (not to be confused with religion).

Durbar Marg

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Durbar Marg | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Durbar Marg or Durbarmarg is a street in Nepali city of Kathmandu. It is considered the heart of Kathmandu city. As it leads to the former Royal Palace of Narayanhiti, Durbar Marg is also known as King’s way among foreigners. It is a famous tourist area after Thamel.

Ratna Park

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Ratna Park | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Ratna Park is a park and surrounding district in central Kathmandu, Nepal. It was built for the children and named after Ratna, the second queen of King Mahendra. It is located between Rani Pokhari and Tudikhel in the heart of Kathmandu.

Kumari Ghar

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Kumari Ghar | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Kumari Ghar or Kumari House is the palace where royal Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal lives in. There is also a Kumari festival related to this.

New Road

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New Road | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The New Road (of Kathmandu) is the financial hub and one of the busiest high street of Nepal. It refers to a two-lane street in the center of Kathmandu, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. It is one of the busiest marketplaces in the city.

Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu Valley | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Kathmandu Valley, historically known as Nepal Valley or Nepa Valley, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of the Indian subcontinent and also the broader Asian continent and also has at least 130 crucial monuments, consisting of numerous pilgrimage sites for Hindus and also Buddhists.

National Museum of Nepal

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National Museum of Nepal | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Established in 1928, the National Museum of Nepal is a popular attraction of the capital city of Kathmandu. About a century old, the museum stands as a traveler’s destination as well as a historic symbol for Nepal.

Patan Durbar Square

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Patan Durbar Square | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.

Rani Pokhari

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Rani Pokhari | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Rani Pokhari meaning queen’s pond, originally known as Nhu Pukhu meaning new pond, is a historic artificial pond located in the heart of Kathmandu. The square-shaped tank dates from the 17th century and was built on the eastern side of the then city limits. It lies just outside a former city gate

Guhyeshwari Temple

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Guhyeshwari Temple | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Guhyeshwari Temple also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered divine temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. The temple is likewise a Shakti Peetha near to the Pashupatinath Temple.

Tundikhel

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Tundikhel | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Tudikhel/Tundikhel is a large grass-covered ground in the center of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and one of its most important landmarks. The field is rectangular in shape and has a north-south alignment.

Kopan Monastery

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Kopan Monastery | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a member of the Foundation for the Conservation of the Mahayana Practice, a worldwide network of Gelugpa dharma centers, and also once worked as its headquarters.

Singha Durbar

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Singha Durbar | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Singha Durbar is a palace in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The palace complex lies in the center of Kathmandu, to the north of the Babar Mahal and Thapathali Durbar and east of Bhadrakali. Chandra Shumsher JBR built this palace in June 1908.

GhantaGhar

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Ghantaghar | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The GhantaGhar is the first public tower clock in Nepal, situated at the heart of the capital city of Kathmandu. It lies in front of Rani Pokhari. Rana Prime Minister Bir Shumsher built it.

Natural History Museum of Nepal

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Natural History Museum of Nepal | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Natural History Museum of Nepal sits near the World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath. The museum established in 1975 has gathered 50,000 specimens of Nepal’s vegetation (flora) and also animals (fauna).

Patan Museum

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Patan Museum | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Patan Museum is a museum located in Patan, Nepal. The museum falls under the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The Patan Museum displays the traditional sacred arts of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting.

 

Naag Pokhari

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Naag Pokhari | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Built in 1908, this grand palace with gardens now houses prominent government offices. Naag Pokhari means pond of the serpent.

Shahid Gate

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Shahid Gate | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Sahid Gate or Shahid Gate is a monument in Kathmandu dedicated to the Martyrs of Nepal. As of 2016, there are five statues in the gate.

 

Tharlam Monastery

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Tharlam Monastery | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

Tharlam Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sakya sect in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Central Zoo

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The Central Zoo | Kathmandu Sightseeing Tours

The Central Zoo is a 6-hectare zoo in Jawalakhel, Nepal. It is home to some 870 animals in 109 species and operated by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. Although, initially a private zoo was opened to the public in 1956.

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