Durbar Square:Kathmandu is numberone tourist attraction swarms with life. Probably the most famous building hereis the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings,which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, a manifestation of the greatgoddessDurga.
The 14th century Jagannath Mandir is the oldest temple in the area. Its stepsare carved with inscriptions in many languages. Nearby the Talaju Mandir is oneof the largest and finest temples in the Valley.
HanumanDhoka:Duly recognized as a world Heritage site by UNESCO thisparticular area best known as Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the heart of thiscity. The Durbar Square, with its old palaces and temples, epitomizes thereligious and cultural life of the people. It is here the Kings of Nepal arecrowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to seeare:TalejuTemple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D.
Basantapur Durbar orNautalle DurbarCoronation Platform (Nasal Chok)The hall of Public Audience(Gaddi Baithak)The Big BellGigantic figure of Kal Bhairav, the God
ofDestruction.Big DrumsThe Jagannath temple.
Kumari(TheLiving Goddess):Kumari the only living Goddess in Nepalresides in her abode at the Kumari Bahal located at the KathmandDurbarSquare.
Budhanilkantha:Jalasaya Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkatha about12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills is the largest Vishnulying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. JalasayaNarayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddhafor Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back tosome 1500 years.
Swayambhunath:This great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu.No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructedit while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rdcentury. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensembleof shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and alibrary. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365steps.
Pashupatinath:This is the most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the greatShiva sites in Nepal. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shivalinga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism .
Boudhanath:This great stupa is one of the mostdistinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal.With a diameter of over 100 meters, it is amongst the largest stupas in theworld. There are a number of legends accounting for the construction of stupa,but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century.
PatanThis ancient city, once akingdom itself, is situated across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu.Approximately 80% of the inhabitants are Newars and they fiercely retain theiridentity which is different from that of Kathmandu. The importance of Patan waseclipsed by that of Kathmandu and by the 7th century it was one of the majorBuddhist centers of Asia attracting pilgrims, scholars and monks from India,Tibet and China. Medieval Patan was the largest and most prosperous of thethree Valley kingdoms. It was annexed to Kathmandu in the late 6th century andmost of its magnificent architecture dates to the late Malla era (16th-18thcenturies.
Patan Durbar Square:Patan Durbar Square offers the finest display ofNewari urban architecture in Nepal. There are temples devoted to Shiva,Krishna, Ganesh and Vishnu all actively visited by residents and visitors. Atthe northern end of the square the ancient sunken water tap has been restoredand is still in use with young girls filling huge jugs from the carved stonewaterspouts. The courtyards of the Royal Palace with their ornamented windows,columned arcades, shrines and sunken royal bath are amongst the most beautifulin all of Kathmandu valley.
Hiranaya Varna Mandir:This three storey golden pagoda of Lokeshwor (LordBuddha) was built in the twelfth century.
Tibetan Center:It is a place where one can see the spinning,dying and weaving of Tibetan carpets.
Patan Industrial Estate:Patan Industrial Estate is well known for Nepali handicrafts such as woodcarving. Metal crafts, carpets, thanka paintings, andthe likes.
Bhaktapur:Bhaktapur embodies theessence of the Newari city. Despite frequent rebuilding as the result ofearthquakes, architecture and organization remain an excellent example of townplanning. Neighborhoods, roughly organized by caste, are centered on a mainsquare with a public water source, temples and a Ganesh shrine. In the 12thcentury, the King of Banepa moved his capital here and it ruled a unifiedValley for the next 3 centuries. It was the last of the cities to fall toPrithvi Narayan Shah in 1768 and since then its importance has diminishedconsiderably.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:Much of Bhaktapurs Durbar Square was destroyed inthe 1934 earthquake and appears much emptier than those of Kathmandu or Patan.Amongst its many attractions are substitute shrines for the four great Indianpilgrimage sites and the Golden Gate. This is the most famous piece of art inall Nepal, an exquisite monument of gilded metalwork constructed in 1753.
Potter Square:It is the neighborhood of the potter caste, wherehundreds of clay vessels are set to dry in the sun before being fired inmakeshift kilns. Families work in the open producing tiny oil lamps, teacups,bowls, vases and water jugs.
Nyatapola Temple:This five-storey pagoda was built in 1702 A.D.This is one of the tallest pagodas and is famous for its massive strycture adthe subtile workshop.This temple was build for goddess laxmi.
Bhairavnath Temple:This temple was built as a one-storey pagoda whichis dedicated to Lord Bhairav – the god of Terror.
Changu Narayan:It is said to have been built in 323 A.D by King Hari Dutta Varma. It is said to be the oldest temple in the Valley.
Nagarkot:Situated at 2300 meters,on the valley''s eastern rim, Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Himalayasincluding Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Manaslu mountains. It is apopular place for sunrise and sunset viewing
BandipurBandipur is a charming hill town midway between Kathmandu andPokhara.It is an ancient trading post inhabited by Magars (the originalinhabitants of the area) and Newars. Nestled in the hills Bandipur offersexcellent opportunities for day hikes or relaxation enjoying the panoramicmountain vistas. The hilltop town not only overlooks the incredibleexpanse of the Marsyanngdi river valley, but also offers a breathtaking sweepof the Himalayan range from Langtang in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west.From nearby hilltops, one can see as far as Manakamana and Gorkha to the eastto the great Chitwan plains to the south.
Phewa Lake: Pokhara owes its popularity to theenchanting Phewa Lake, and along its eastern shore has grown the Lakeside orBaidam, a thriving resort town of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shopsthat allow travelers to relax and enjoy. Phewa Lake is the largest and mostbeautiful of the three lakes.
Barahi Temple: Located in the middle of Phewa Lake,Barahi Temple is one of the most important monuments in Pokhara..
The Old Bazaar:Old Bazar only 4 km away from PhewaLake, is a traditional bazaar and a colorful gathering place for an ethnicallydiverse group of traders. The temples and monuments bear a close resemblance tothe Newari architecture of the Kathmandu Valley become more famous amoungBuddhist ,hindu and other religion .It is believe the goddess will full fillyour wish once you visit there.
Seti Gorge (K.ISing Bridge): The water coming from the mountain and it is cutting thecley stone and become deep gorge .you can view deeply flowing in the ground.Anamazing aspect of Pokhara is the vanishing river, Seti, which goes undergroundand disappears in many places along its route through the city. At variouspoints Seti is barely 2 m wide but its depth reaches an astonishing 20 m rivercan be seen in all its ferocity gushing down the deep gorge that it has carvedover millennia.
Bindhyabasini Temple:Bindabasini temple one of the famous temple inpokhara.In 1960 when thousands of Tibetan refugees came to pokhara they stayedaround the area then the templ
Suspension Bridge: The suspension bridge is simple butreally interesting to visit .It ois a connector between Bhalam village andpokhara city .Every day the villager people they come to pokhara through thebridge for shopping ,study ,school collage ,office and again evening they goback through the bridge their home .Its nice view when you go to the middle ofthe bridge then you see around its breath taking view.
Devis fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango(Nether Fall), Devis fall is a fascinating waterfall located about 2 kmsouth-west of Pokhara Airport on the Siddhartha Highway.
World Peace Pagoda:The World Peace Pagoda can be seen on top ofa hill on the southern fringe of Phewa Lake. It has four images of the Buddha facingthe four directions. It is a great vantage point which offers spectacular viewsof the Annapurna and Phewa Lake.
Sarangkot:sarangkot is 12km north from lakeside and itspopular for sunrise view with fishtail mountain very close with othermountains.you can enjoy view of beautiful mountain with sunrise the changingcolour of mountain white then red and then white. for more ....