Kathmandu is one of the busiest city of Nepal, Kathmandu is diverse and full of culture. People from all around the world come here to see it’s culture, tradition and amazing historical monuments. You can visit many cultural, religious and historical sites in one day, this city can offer you a whole new experience on art and history.
Day tour in Kathmandu
You can visit many pilgrimage sites, historical sites or cultural sites. You can choose what you want to visit in your stay at Kathmandu. In this blog we will talk about all the pilgrimage, cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu.
There are many pilgrimage sites that you can visit in Kathmandu. People from every religion comes to Kathmandu to witness the mystical pilgrimage sites. Some of the important pilgrimage of Kathmandu are:
Pashupatinath temple which is among the four main temple to worship Lord Shiva lies at the north-east part of Kathmandu. It is one of the main attraction for Hindus visiting Nepal. It lies in the bank of Bagmati river which is considered as holy river in Nepal. Pashupatinath area is listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Nearly, 1 million people visit Pashupatinath during a major Hindus festival Maha Shiva Ratri. This is a place where you can witness religious, cultural and spiritual experiences.
Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religious monument in Kathmandu. It is located at a hill top which look over Kathmandu valley. The architecture consists of a stupa a variety of shrines and temples. You cam complete this tour in 2 hours.
Boudhanath is a special pilgrimage site for Buddhist. Many people come here to relax and meditate. It is one of the major destinations for Buddhist in Nepal and from all around the world.
Budhanilkantha is one of the major pilgrimage site for Lord Vishnu followers. A floating statue of Vishnu can be seen here. There are many story which tells us about it’s formation. It is a short visit.
Nepal is full of culture and history, many kings have ruled Kathmandu from ancient times and they have built many historical monuments in the capital. Some of which are:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is a front of old kingdom of Kathmandu. The Kathmandu durbar square consists of several palaces among which some have been partially destroyed in the earthquake. This site dates back from early Licchavi period which has been renovated and reconstructed from time to time.
NATIONAL MUSEUM, CHAUNI, KATHMANDU
National Museum is a popular attraction in the city. It is century old and stands as a major tourist and historical destination. This museum reflects the past and history of the country, museum has separate galleries dedicated to different genre like art, culture, coins and statue.
We can easily say that Kathmandu is full of cultural, pilgrimage and historical site. You can witness and visit many places in a single day and can have amazing experience on Nepali culture and tradition. You can enjoy a single day tour all over Nepal. If you are interested, check out the link.