Kathmandu city tour lets you explore the beauty of the Kathmandu valley. The Kathmandu City tour comprises the three cities resided by the Newari people and their culture, namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. The Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city with historical continuity, and the sculptures around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are built around thousand years ago. The Kathmandu City tour connects you with the various temples and stupas. We will visit the ancient places and UNESCO world heritage sites during the Kathmandu city tour. We can visit only four places among these during the one-day tour.
Note: You can visit only four places among the following sites in Kathmandu Valley in the one day Kathmandu City Tour. You need 2 days to visit all the places.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is famous for its exquisite temples, palaces, brick-paved courtyards, and quaint streets within the valley. Even though the city is a valley, the majestic views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from here.
Some famous places enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites located in Kathmandu Valley are:
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square is where the ancient Malla kings crowned and ruled over Kathmandu. There were massive damages during the April 2015 earthquake. However, the sites remain magnificent. The craftsmanship, handicrafts, Hanuman Dhoka, an idol of Kal Bhairav, Kumari Ghar- the home of the living goddess of Nepal “Kumari” are the major attractions of Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Durbar Square is commonly known as the Basantapur Durbar. It is about a 15 to 20-minute walk south of Thamel in central Kathmandu.
It is one of the most sacred Hindu temple, and located on the bank of the Bagmati River. The existence of Pashupatinath Temple date back thousand of years and made up of pagoda-style. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Thousands of devotees visit Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival, major festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Swayambhunath Temple stands on a hillock located at the distance of 4km from Thamel. It is famously called a monkey temple as many monkeys can be seen around the area. It is the Buddhist and Hindu Temple. The origin of Kathmandu valley is closely linked to this temple.
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest and oldest stupa in Asia, located 7km east of Kathmandu. The Boudhanath Stupa is an important Tibetan Buddhist site, and the area around stupa is a prosperous hub of Tibetan life and culture. The grace and purity of Boudhanath Stupa is different than other stupas in Nepal.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur city is famous for its fine crafts and pottery. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a surrounded by the temples built in Pagoda and Shikhara Style. The major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are Dattatreya Temple, the Lion Gate, Golden Gate, 55-window palace, and statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, a multistoried Naytapola Temple.
Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square is the beautiful place to visit in Patan, Lalitpur. It was the palace of Malla during the medieval period. Bhimshen Temple, Jagat Narayan Temple, alongwith Krishna temple of 21 golden pinnacles are some of the heritage in durbar square.