KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE
Kathmandu Durbar Square is situated right in the heart of Kathmandu. This historical attraction is a known for its religious, cultural and commercial importance. The remarkable variety of temples are dedicated to various gods and goddess and was built between the 12th and 18th centuries. Some of the attractions of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Taleju Temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Nasal Chowk, Mul Chowk, Bhandarkal, Manju Deval, Kumari Bahal, Kasthamandap temple and the museum inside the palace.
Entry Fee: Rs 1000 per person
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE
Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Square is well known for its fine Pagoda style temples, stone statues and unique architectures. Likewise, the palace complex is home to various Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways and exquisite carvings dating back to many centuries. The major attraction of Patan Durbar Square includes Keshav Narayan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk, Patan Museum, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Mahabouddha Temple and Golden Window.
Entry Fee: Rs 1000 per person
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the well preserved historical attraction in Kathmandu Valley. It is the palace complex of ancient Malla rulers and is a museum of medieval art and architecture. Magnificent temples and sacred landmarks with armies of clay pots left in the sun to dry, is how Bhaktapur – Kathmandu Valley’s third largest city is recognized. The 55 Window Palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairava Nath Temple are some of the major attractions in Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Entry Fee: Rs 1500 per person
Bouddhanath Stupa is a massive, whitewashed stupa which rises 36 m above the street. It is among the largest stupa in the World and the biggest in Nepal. It is the heart of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Posters of smiling Dalai Lama, traditional art workshops and local restaurants are in abundance throughout the narrow streets of Bouddha. It remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists as well as for local Nepalese.
Entry Fee: Rs 400 per person
Also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’ Syambhunath stupa is believed to be the first place of pilgrimage in the Kathmandu Valley. Syambhunath complex consists of several other temples dating back to 7th century, however the Tibetan Monastery have been recently built. It takes 40-50 minute walk from Thamel. The area is a landmark because it offers the best view of Kathmandu Valley.
Entry Fee: Rs 200 Per person
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu site in Nepal and the country’s largest shrine complex. The temple stands for the symbol of faith and culture holding its ground beside the holy river – Bagmati. Every year thousands of Hindu followers from all over the country as well as from India pay a visit to this temple as it holds a huge proportion of religious significance among the Hindu society.
Entry Fee: Rs 1000 Per person
CHANGU NARAYAN TEMPLE
Located on a high hilltop in Bhaktapur District, the temple of Changu Narayan is a living museum of carvings and fine art. Historians believe that the temple was built in 4th century and is the oldest Vishnu shrine in Kathmandu Valley. The complex is decorated by some of the very fine carvings of stone, wood and metal craft. The ancient inscriptions and statues in the temple area bears archaeological and cultural importance.
Entry Fee: Rs 300 Per person