The historic city of Kathmandu is an incredible place to visit if you love the diverse culture, old heritages, and natural landscapes. Kathmandu boasts thousands of temples, perhaps one every few footsteps; thus is rightly called the ‘City of Temples’.
A city of mere 20 square miles hosts seven world heritage sites and is home to diverse ethnic groups, each with their own culture and language.
Recently, Kathmandu got featured in Lonely Planet’s list of “Top 10 cities to visit in 2019”. Here are some of the reasons why the world’s leading and largest travel guide company featured Kathmandu in its list:
Stupa and Monasteries
For a relaxing and peaceful travel, you can visit Kathmandu because there are lots of Stupa and monasteries like Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kapan Monastery, Thrangu Tashi choling Monastery, Pullahari Monastery and much more. You can grasp the Buddhist essence and be relaxed and peaceful.
Diverse range of cultural cuisines
There are lots of restaurants and cafes that offer you cuisines from around the world and from the rich culture of the country. Form tharu cuisine, thakali cuisine, newari cuisine to French, Japanese and Turkish cuisine, you can find it all in the city. If you are a foodie, you can find something unique to eat every day in Kathmandu.
Religious temples and heritage sites
Kathmandu city has a diverse people with diverse culture which means you can experience unique places. There are lots of temples in Kathmandu that have huge value all around the world and the country. Some of them are Pasupatinath temple, Gokarneshwor temple, Taleju Temple, Kamaladi temple and much more; that will make your visit here amazing.
Places to chill
There are lots of places to just hangout and chill in Kathmandu. You can enjoy a solo travel or with your friends. You can enjoy in places like Thamel, Garden of dreams, cafes around the city, pagodas and much more.
If you like hiking, a stay on Kathmandu can offer you that too. You can enjoy a short hike while you’re in Kathmandu as well. You can hike to places like Shivapuri National Park, Budhanilkantha, Bhotechaur and much more.
You can easily find souvenirs made in the nooks and corners of the country in Kathmandu. You can visit here after a long trek, rest, relax and buy souvenirs, crafts and art for your friends and family back home.