The Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu valley, surrounded by green hills is spread over 665 square kilometers. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of the past. Kathmandu valley consists of three historic mediaeval kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings. The many dynasties that ruled the valley have left a rich legacy in the form of cultural and religious harmony. The Durbar Squares including four other monuments Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa and the Changunarayan temple is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Kathmandu valley is full of artistic temples and shrines with vibrant cultural practices during festivals. Kathmandu valley has endless supply of colorful festivals, followed by one after the other. Appreciate the colorful festivals that involve Gods and Goddesses including the Living Goddess Kumari. Follow the chariot processions that negotiate the narrow streets of old Kathmandu.

Attractions in Kathmandu Valley, around and from Kathmandu Valley

  • Bhaktapur Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal from 12th to the 15th century. After the demise of King Yakshya Malla, his successors couldn't hold the

  • Bungamati Village 10km from Kathmandu and 5 km from Patan stands a small but graceful Bungamati village which dwell hundreds of master wood carver and sculpture producers. Visitors often encounter with smiling teeth an

  • Changu Narayan Temple Changu Narayan temple located atop a hill about 19kms east of Kathmandu is considered the oldest of all the temples in the valley. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style, the main shrine is guarded on a

  • Dakshinkali Dakshinkali is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is about an hour and a half drive from Kathmandu. The drive passes through the Chobar gorge, which was supposed to be created by Manjush

  • Kathmandu Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of Nepal. It is the political as well as the cultural capital of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of about 1300 meters, Kathmandu city covers an area of aro

  • Kirtipur Kirtipur-the town of Glory is one of the many places within the valley that despite being close from Kathmandu has remained isolated and unexplored. Spread in 14 hectares of land, Kirtipur is located

  • Panauti Panauti is an ancient Newari town, built at the confluence of the Rosi, Punyamati and an invisible river lilawati making it a tri junction called triveni. Panuati has been regarded as important religi

  • Patan The ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur, meaning city of beauty. It is indeed a city of beauty and grace and is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compas