Considered as most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu Temple/Pashupatinath Temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, Nepal. This double-roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list and hence it is not only a major attraction for Hindus but also for the people of other religions from across the world. Only Hindus from Nepal and India can enter into the temple, while non-Hindus can capture a good view of the temple from the opposite bank of the river.
Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu with the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal that wonderfully dominates the skyline. This ancient Stupa is believed to be one of the largest in the world. Boudhanath is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list and so is a major attraction for tourists from all over the world.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient holy shrines, located on top of a hill in Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as the Monkey Temple; since there are many holy monkeys living around the temple, especially in the north-western part. This ancient temple is one of the most sacred amongst Buddhist pilgrimage sites and the second holy shrine after Boudhanath for Tibetans. Swyambhunath is believed to have a stupa, temples and a variety of shrines, dating back to the Licchavi period, attracting both Buddhist pilgrims as well tourists of other religions from across the globe.
Patan City of Fine Arts, Lalitpur is situated on a plateau across the Bagmati River about eight kilometers south of central Kathmandu. It is small but a beautiful city of Nepal that is widely known for its excellent traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. Believed to have been designed and built after the Buddhist Dharma Chakra, the Patan City of Fine Arts is surrounded by four big stupas. It is said that these monuments were built by the Indian Emperor Ashoka during his pilgrimage tour to Kathmandu Valley some 2,250 years ago.
Sagarmatha National Park is indeed a nature's paradise with milky glaciers, amazing mountains, and deep valleys, dominated by the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Created on July 19, 1976, Sagarmatha National Park was declared as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Since then, it has been serving as a world famous tourist attraction of Nepal, with rich flora and fauna like: Flora - Birch, Juniper, Blue pines, Firs, Bamboo and Rhododendron. Fauna - Lesser panda, Snow leopard, Musk deer, Snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Red panda, Himalayan thars, Langur monkeys, Martens and Himalayan wolves. Birds Species - Himalayan Monal, Blood pheasant, Red-billed & Yellow-billed chough.
Also known as Bhaktapur, Bhadgaon is a beautiful ancient city of Nepal, located in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is also the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom.
This historic town of Nepal houses traditional art and architecture, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, historical monuments and craft works, rich local customs, beautiful ponds, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and more. Due to such incredible attractions, this ancient city has now been declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The other significance of this site is that it is still untouched and so has become a wonderful world to explore for tourists.
Built in 1677 by King Bhupatindra Malla, Fifty-Five Windowed Palace is one of the most beautiful architectural splendors of Nepal located at Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. As the name suggests, the Fifty-Five Windowed Palace includes fifty-five carved wooden windows on its facade. It is believed that this beautiful palace was originally built around 99 inner courtyards but today just nine of them are present. The other important attraction of the palace is the Golden Gate, which was later added by King Jayastithi Malla to the palace in early eighteenth century. This gate is indeed a great architectural splendor, ideally decorated by gold plated embossed metal work.
Dedicated to God Bhairav in the form of a tiger, Bagh Bhairav Temple is holy to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a three-storied temple with rectangular shape, located at a height of 1405 m. above sea level, from where one can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu valley. Believed to have been constructed between 1099AD-1126AD by Shiva Deva, it is one of the oldest temples in Nepal attracting thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists from all over the world.