Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kathmandu is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kathmandu a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kathmandu.
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Boudhanath (Boudha),Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
They say there is no other place quite like Bodhnath. Easily, one of the most beautiful stupas and also one of the largest in Asia, Bodhnath reverberates surreal spiritualistic charm. Textbook perfect beauty, set amidst the mighty Himalayas, there are about 29 gompas in and around this majestic pilgrimage.
Many maroon clad Tibetan Buddhist monks &a...
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07:00 am - 10:00 am
With a view that truly gets you closer to god, the Swayambhunath temple is the perfect place to get in touch with your spiritual self. A steep climb up the hill unveils a breathtaking panorama of Kathmandu, a sight that leaves you speechless with awe.
Known for its monkeys that are also worshipped as the deity, the temple is full of monkey families...
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Pashupatinath Road, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal
An astonishing architectural beauty, the Pashupathinath temple attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath temple is located on the banks of Bagmati river on the eastern side of Kathmandu. One of the most important holy places for cremation, you are bound to feel like a part of t...
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Tridevi Sadak, 44600, Nepal
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden's design has much in common with formal European gardens: paved perimeter paths, punctuated by pavilions, trellises, and various planting areas, surrounded by a sunken flower garden with a large pond at its center. It is an archite...
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Changunarayan, Central Region, Nepal
07:00 am - 09:00 am
Nepal’s true gem, located 22 km from Kathmandu, the Changu Narayan temple is one of the oldest Vishnu shrines in the world. The temple is full of intricate carvings and paintings dating back to the Licchavi period, worthy of a UNESCO world heritage status. Part of the charm of this serene pilgrimage is the fact that it is not too crowded.
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Narayanthan, Kathmandu, Nepal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Budhanilkantha is an area near Kathmandu that is known for its statue of sleeping Lord Vishnu. This place is not to be missed if you are interested in myths, legends and religious symbolism. It is carved from a single piece of stone and features Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of serpents. It is located at a short distance of 10 kilometres from Kath...
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Kathmandu , Nepal
<Believed to have originated due to Lord Shiva’s trident, the Trishuli river is very well known for its rafting and other adventure sports.Easily accessible from both Pokhara and Kathmandu, a number of adventure enthusiasts requent this river every summer. It’s rapids are exciting and unpredictable, adding thrilling twists to the raf...
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal
04:00 am - 09:00 pm
The crematorium at Pashupatinath temple is a solemn place where most Nepalese Hindus have their last rites. On the banks of Bagmati river, one can notice the varied funeral practices that are followed by people. The ambiance here is a sombre and peaceful. Visitors can just sit and watch the ceremonies to understand the complexities of the Hindu religion.
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Kopan, Kathmandu, Nepal
11:00 am - 01:00 pm
They say, silence speaks a million words. At Kopan, silence cleanses your soul and Buddhist meditation rejuvenates your mind. The Kopan Monastery is a famous centre of learning Buddhism with meditation retreats that are quite famous amongst people of races and religions.
In recent days, Kopan Monastery has also established itself as a popular recre...
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
This un-imposing three storied red brick building at the junction of Basantpur and Durbar square is the focal point of any Nepali’s prayers and worship. The Kumari Ghar (Or Kumari chowk) houses Nepal’s living goddess who is looked upon as the immortal being and put on a pedestal by the locals as the purest soul.
Enclosed by magnificentl...
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Bhimsen Marga, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
This temple is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is one of the main temples of Nepal, dedicated to the goddess of Kali. Not for the faint hearted, this temple is known for its animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and male goats to worship the goddess. A busy Hindu pilgrimage, this place is frequented by thousands of ...
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Chhauni Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
10:30 am - 03:30 pm
A popular tourist attraction in Nepal, the National museum is close to 100 years old. It is run by the government of Nepal and holds a huge collection of various weapons, pictures, art, paintings, murals, coins and sculptures that depict the fascinating story of this hilly nation. Spread over three buildings, Juddha Jayatia Kala Shala, Buddha Art G...
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Tanka Prasad Ghumti Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
A unique, charming recreational place that is a re-creation of the old Babar Mahal, this complex has shops, restaurants and other entertainment facilities in an old style setting. The old buildings of Babar Mahal have been painstakingly restored providing visitors with a lovely, out-of-the world experience. Worth a visit for the architecture and th...
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Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44621, Nepal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Bhandarkhal Jungle in Kathmandu is a forested area in the middle of the town. Though small, the woods are perfect for those who are looking forward to escaping the city buzz. There are well-maintained walking trails here to explore the area. You will meet many localities here early in the morning or around the sunset. There are a couple of small te...