Districts of Kathmandu
The districts of Kathmandu are presented on the map of the capital of Nepal - a detailed acquaintance with them will allow tourists to successfully plan their vacation.
Names and descriptions of areas in Kathmandu
- Thamel tourist area: represented by narrow streets, walking along which travelers can shop in small shops and craft workshops, exchange currency at the appropriate bureaus, have fun in local clubs.
- Historical center (Durbar square; to enter the square you need to buy a ticket valid during the day): tourist attention deserves attractions in the form of Bhagwati temples (it is recommended to look at the deity of the goddess Bhagwati installed here), Jagannath (erotic carvings can be seen on the supports of its roof) , Kumari Ghar (the temple is interesting because a girl lives here, who is the embodiment of the goddess Taleju - she can be seen once a year during the procession in which she takes part; and here you should also inspect the windows decorated with decorative carvings), Kakeshwar (lower part of the temple - a reflection of style “Newari”, and the top is Indian “Shikhara”), Kasthamandal (a 3-storey temple; its main shrine is the footprints of the holy hermit Gorakhnath; in the corners of the temple there are sculptures of the god Ganesha in 4 of his manifestations, which are worth admiring), Taleju (the height of the temple, installed on a 12-step base - 35 m ), Old Palace (entrance to the palace “guard” stone lions - on each of them sit the god Shiva and his wife Parvati; it has 10 courtyards, the most famous of which is the courtyard of Nazal - where the Nepalese monarchs were crowned), Pratap Malla's Columns (the king is immortalized in the statue, surrounded by wives and sons). In addition, Durbar Square regularly invites guests to take part in festivals - celebrations dedicated to the centuries-old traditions of the Nepalese.
- Tundikkhel District: This green area features Ratna Park and an open-air theater; celebrations, parades, festivals and sports competitions are held here. In Tundikkhel, guests will be offered to go to inspect the Dharahara tower (its height is more than 60 m), at the foot of which it is worth admiring the golden fountains (do not forget to take photos with friends or family in their background).
Where to stay for tourists
Do you want to stay in an authentic place? Search for hotels near Freak Street. Not far from the historical center of Kathmandu (500 m), tourists can settle in “Shanker Hotel” (comfortable 4-star hotel).
Interested in accommodation facilities close to the airport? pay attention to “Radisson Hotel Kathmandu” (5 km to the airport; excellent service + the presence of a pool and a bar next to it).
If you wish, you can rent a room in accommodation facilities in the Thamel area (it has budget hotels). It is worth noting that despite the higher food prices in the area, the hygiene situation is much better here. In Thamel, tourists may come “Nirvana Garden Hotel” (pleases guests with free Internet).