Thamel area on which our hotel is located, is one of the most popular district in the Kathmandu Valley among the tourist as well as the local people. Tourists keep In touch with Thamel area because this is the place where all kinds of facilities and amenities are available for them. Tourists information, money exchange, antique gift and curio shops, tour and travel company, trekking stores, tour agents, trekking guides, cafes, bars, restaurants, hotel and lodge, etc are all available in this area. There is a unique environment in this district. It is lively and things get more and more awesome in the evenings. There is a saying among the locals that the streets in the Thamel never sleeps.
Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as one of the most divine and religious temple among the Hindus. Located at 5 km north east of the capital Kathmandu it is a temple which is believed to the resided by non other than the supreme god of destruction Lord Shiva. Its staggering architectural beauty, stands as a indication of conviction, religion, culture and tradition. The area around which this temple is located is called Pashupati area and this place is one of the most important pilgrimage for the Hindus. Each year thousands of Hindus visit Kathmandu to visit this temple to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva. Pashupati area gets lively on the occasion of Shiva Ratri, a festival on which Lord Shiva is worshipped by all Hindus.
Swayambhunath Temple is one of the most popular and the holy figure of Nepal. Situated at the top of hill to the west of the capital Kathmandu, It is a buddhist temple which is also popularly known as the ‘monkey temple’. This temple is visible from all sides of the Kathmandu valley. Just near this temple is another temple which is a Hindu temple called Harati Devi temple and its presence signifies the charming combination of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. To reach the top of the temple you can either take a taxi or climb the 365 stairs which is believed to be self existed.
Bouddhanath stupa is one of the most ancient and the most biggest and enigmatic buddhist stupa of Nepal. Situated at 7km east of the capital Kathmandu, it is also known by the name as ‘KhastiChaitya’ among the locals. It is also a well known pilgrimage site for the buddhist and has been listed by the UNESCO in the World Heritage Cultural site. This stupa possess gompa attractions and monasteries and they are all superbly decorated and colorfully painted.
Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square:
With massive area of five acres Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is one of the religious, social and cultural central point of Kathmandu. It is the old royal palace of Nepal and the royal family used to live in this palace till 1886. Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square consists of several courtyards, temples and palaces that is believed to be built between the period of 12th to 18th centuries by the ancient Malla dynasty of Nepal. Some notable attractions of Hanuman Dhoka includes places like Taleju Temple, Nine-story Temple, KalBhairab statue, Nasal chowk etc. Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is also popularly known as other names like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Basantapur Durbar Square among the locals.
Changu Narayan Temple:
Changu Narayan Temple is one of the most ancient hindu temple of Lord Visnu, the god of preservation which has been listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The original temple was built way back in the 4th century but it was destroyed by fire. This temple was rebuilt in the year 1702 with the present spectacular double roofed pagoda-style. This temple is located at peaceful hill top location, 4 km north of Bhaktapur in the east side of the Kathmandu valley.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
With an area of 5 square kilometres Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located 13 km east of Kathmandu. The word Bhaktapur means The Place of Devotees and this durbar square was built primarily in the 16th and the 17th centuries by the ancient Malla Kings. Malla Kings were very religious and art and craft lovers which is evident throughout Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Some of the significant attractions of this place are the lion gate, the golden gate, statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, 55 window palace, Nyatapola temple.
Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the center of the Patan city is one of the three Durbar Squares inside the Kathmandu Valley. It is also known as Lalitpur Durbar Square among the locals. Like the other two Durbar Square this Durbar Square is also a good specimen of ancient art and architecture. There are three main courtyards in this durbar square and they are Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. And among them Mul Chowk is situated at the center of the Patan Durbar Square and it is the oldest among the other two as well. Patan Durbar Square is occupied with several multi-styled and multi-sized temples. Some of the notable temples that you can visit in this durbar square is the Bhimsen temple, Krishna temple, The Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna etc.