Valley is the most important region in Nepal, the centre of political,
commercial and cultural activities in Nepal. Most tourists in Nepal go right
to Kathmandu valley. The valley, which was once a separate kingdom, now
holds three fabled cities known for sightseeing, cultural and heritage tour
- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The name Kathmandu literally means 'The
Village of Woods'. The city has astonishing wooden architecture, hence the
Major Travel Attractions
||UNESCO World Heritage Site
||Goon la, Sa Paru, Yanya Punhi, Ehee, Tihar
||Stupa, Pagoda, Vihara, Chaitya
||Hinduism, Buddhism, Newar Buddhism
||Newari Music, Dhime, Bhusyaa
Kathmandu Valley is a cluster of world heritage monuments. In fact,
seven out of the 10 world heritage sites in Nepal can be witnessed in
Kathmandu valley tour. Sites like Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Patan Durbar
Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa,
Pashupatinath Temple and Changu Narayan Temple are priceless heritage of
These are something which Nepal are proud of. Pahupatinath Temple is held
in high regard by the followers of Hindu faith. Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square
is also known for its architectural beauty. Patan Durbar Square and
Bhaktapur Durbar Square are known for their historical importance too.
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven
groups of monuments and buildings which display complete range of historic
and artistic achievements for which the valley is world renowned. The seven
monuments include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and
Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath, and the Hindu
temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.
In Kathmandu valley, sightseeing can be best done on foot or riding a bike.
Bus travel in Kathmandu but they take plenty of time in reaching their
destination. They are very crowded too. For travelling around in Kathmandu
valley, you can reach Bagbazar, and in Lalitpur, the central bus station is
at Lagankhel. From Tripureshwor (in Kathmandu city) to Bhaktapur, trolley
(electric buses) operate. Taxis and cabs are priced reasonably.
Kathmandu City has all kinds of places to stay, from expensive
international style hotels to cheap and comfortable lodges. Thamel is the
tourist quarter of the Nepalese capital. In general the lodges of Thamel
offer a double room for with basic facilities like running hot shower
facilities, flush toilets, foam mattresses and clean sheets. The money you
give hugely depends on your bargaining skills.