Things to do in Kathmandu
What are the things to do in Kathmandu?
Kathmandu is a beautiful city, attracts the tourists with the beautiful sunrise view in the morning and dazzling city lights in the night. Days here in the valley are interesting in their own way, whereas night is beauty itself.
The locals here have a schedule from waking up, working and having a peaceful sleep. It continues everyday. But for those people who come to visit this place, Kathmandu is where they can discover things and that can be a search for treasures of the lifestyles.
Beside long tours and travels there are many options that Kathmandu valley has to offers for the tourist to enjoy themselves.
The list of The things to do in Kathmandu are as follows
Try local cuisine
Whenever you are in Kathmandu valley, never miss out the mouth watering taste of local (traditional) ingredients. You should definitely explore the little hidden spots. It is surely chaotic but when you go with the flow of the crowd, you will definitely discover gem from the alleys.
If you are staying at Hotel EcoHomeKathmandu, it has in-house restaurant. There are varieties of local ingredient to choose from. The ambiance of the restaurant is flattering. The staffs here are friendly. On the buffet, you will always have a broad selection of vegetables seasoned with our land’s oil. You can always choose between meat or fish or one of our delicious meals, a soup or a cold dish. Fresh vegetables and fruits are our specialty.
Visit Durbar Square
Nepal is rich in culture and the cultural aspects. There are three Durbar square which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the diverse and popular temple located in Lalitpur district is Patan Durbar Square. It is around half and hour distance from Kathmandu valley. It is the place where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided and reflects marvel of Newari culture.
Also, Kathmandu Durbar square is located in Basantapur and is the palace of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over Nepal. The square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples.
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the Bhaktapur district which is 13km from the Kathmandy valley. The attraction in this square are Nge Nyapa Jhya Laaykoo (55 window palace), Vatsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairava Nath Temple, Lun Dhwākhā (Golden Gate), Lion’s Gate and Mini Pashupati Temple.
These temples offer a unique cultural experience, with the opportunity to explore something new. So, these Hindu Temples are a reflection of magnificent architecture.
Since, these Durbar square are few kilometers from the Hotel EcoHomeKathamndu, the visitor can take a short walk to explore the temple or the hotel will provide a pick and drop service to its customers from hotel to the Durbar square and vice-versa.
Visit Garden of Dreams
Garden of dreams means Swapna Bagaicha in Nepali and is a historical garden situated in midst of Kathmandu valley. The layout of the Garden has much in common with official European gardens: paved perimeter routes, dotted with pavilions, trellises and numerous planting fields and encircled by a sunken flower garden with a big pond in the middle. It is one the beautiful place in Kathmandu valley.
Here, the location may be confusing to the new comers. If you plan to stay at our hotel EcoHomeKathmandu , we can arrange the vehicle service and guides to the visitors so that it is easier for them to reach and visit the place.
Market tour in Kathmandu
The markets in Kathmandu are full of local people going on about their everyday lives. You can explore get a feel of how people live here and to learn a little more about their culture and lifestyle. It feels genuine experience rather than being aimed towards tourists. If you go through these markets of ASAN without a guide you’re just dodging the traffic and overwhelmed by all the people.
In the markets they basically sell everything like food, clothes, jewelry and so on. Also, you get the best lassi in town here, a famous shop among the locals. There’s also a hidden stupa in Asan which you should definitely give a visit..
Similarly, there are many people who are ready to serve as guide. But it may be difficult for you to find one. When you are staying at hotel EcoHomeKathmandu you can contact to the hotel for the guide which the hotel is always ready to fine you one.