Kathmandu Valley is the reflection of Nepal’s art and culture and is the best place to see that how this historic and artistic heart of Nepal was developed. In the shadow of Himalaya’s, this valley consists three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, all of which were independent states in the past. This Valley has an honour of seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines and also Kathmandu Valley is the home of Nepalese architecture which reminds us the golden period of Nepal. Along with these three ancient cities which is known as Durbar squares or urban centers, the other sites include religious centers like Swayambhu, Bauddhanath, Changu Narayan and Pashupati.
At a distance of just 6 km from Bhaktapur and 22 km from Kathmandu, you will see one of the world’s gorgeous artistic work the Changu Narayan Temple. It is a major religious spot for Hindus from all over the sub-continent and this temple is the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley built in the 4rth century with a major attraction of Vishnu image with ten heads and ten arms. The architectural work and sculptures are astonishing for its visitors and here you will find some of the legendary places like King Bhupendra Malla Statues, Vishnu Riding Garuda, Ganesh Shrine and much more.
Patan is a spectacular place to travel, especially Durbar square has the finest collection of Temples, palaces and over 1200 monuments. It is located on the southern side of Bagmati River and is only 5 km from Kathmandu. The people of Patan often calls its old name which is in Sanskrit and is known as Lalitpur. Here you will see one of the best handicraft work items and you can enjoy a lot of shopping as there are many shops setup and stalls present for your facility and entertainment. And whenever you plane for this fantastic trip then along with these beautiful locations, just visit and checkout our best packages of visiting Kathmandu Valley, so you can make your tour more affordable hopefully.
There are some fabulous sights around ring road like Bodhnath Stupa, Bagmati Riverbanks, and Pashupatinath Temple. You can do an adventurous walk on footbridges over Bagmati River. Another important aspect of ring road is the delicious and traditional cuisine offered by different restaurants with pleasant and heartbreaking environment, like Stupa View Restaurant, Garden Kitchen, and White Dzambala Tibetan Restaurant. By visiting different locations along ring road and meeting different peoples will give you an amazing introduction to awesome hospitable people and rich traditional values.