A quaint city surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas – Kathmandu, the capital city, is the heart of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Famous for being a Buddhist refuge, the town is brought to notice by its historic sites. Even the 2015 earthquake that destroyed most of Nepal’s heritage sites to a considerable extent could not shatter the rich history that it is known for.

The Durbar square is one of the most visited places in Kathmandu. Situated in the old and confusing city alleys, it is inundated with people and dancers wearing masks during the much awaited religious festival Indra Jatra. The state at present is investing in rebuilding the Durbar Square’s palace and its Maju Deval – a pagoda with steep stairs, Hanuman Dhoka and Kasthamandap to restore the religious and spiritual aura of the city.

The city is also famous for holy sites that too are being rebuilt at present and are visited by tourists; Swayambhunath was also known as the Monkey Temple. Throughout the city, many such temples are found to suit the dominant Buddhist population. Don’t forget to check out the mindblowing momos (dumplings) you’ll only find in Nepal, the excellent dal bhat (lentils, rice, and vegetables), and Newari buffalo servings!

Kathmandu Tours