Himalaya Caravan Adventure offers folloing cultural and heritage tour inside Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square is located in the heart of Kathmandu. Kings were crowned here in the ancient times and they ruled the kingdom from here. It houses various temples of Hindu gods as well as goddess. The city stands proof for the traditional architecture with palaces, courtyards and temples constructed between 12th and 18th centuries. It is declared as a Cultural Heritage Site. Taleju Temple and Hanuman Dhoka are major tourist attractions here.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Squar is the city is also known, is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses which is 15 km far from Kathmandu. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries.
The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square:
55 Window Palace
Mini Pashupati Temple
Bhairava Nath Temple
Patan Durbar Square
Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous Emperor Ashoka. This is one of the most elegant architectural treasures of which Patan is very proud.
The Major attraction of Patan Darbar Square:
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. It is a perfect location to experience the bliss of nature. You can have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains from the base of the Stupa. An important specialty of this place is that it is the center of Tibetan Buddhism away from its homeland. One of the revered places for South Asian Buddhists, Boudhanath Stupa is declared as World Heritage Site.
The temple, famously called the monkey temple, is located at the top of a hill. It acquires the name ‘monkey temple’ owing to the great number of monkeys that guard Swayambhunath Temple. Constructed before 5th century, the temple is declared a World Heritage Site. Regardless of one’s religious faith, the Temple is going to create an instant adoration owing to its architectural splendor. You need to climb 365 stairs to reach the temple. Of course, for those who have difficulty in climbing, facility to reach the place by car is available.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the important tourist spots in Kathmandu. You get to see the culture and traditions of Hinduism. The place brings in you mixed emotions. On one side, you get to see the ancient culture and hear the chanting of prayers and on the other side, you can find the dead being cremated. A compelling place that makes you ponder about life and death. Up above, in the forest, you will find tranquility and can enjoy oneness with nature.
A very different experience awaits you at Thamel. It is a noisy place and you might wonder how to shop here. Well, you could and have a whale of a time here as you could find a lot on offer. It is an interesting place bubbling with activity. The small streets and the packed shops have more than you could ever imagine. From normal shirts to trekking costumes, you find a lot here. You could buy souvenirs for your family and friends.