World Heritage Sites:
Major sight-seeing places in Kathmandu city
BOUDDHANATH: This Stupa of Bouddhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient Stupa is one of the biggest in the world.
PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE: Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath with two tied golden roof and silver door is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can easily see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river.
DURBAR SQUARE: It is historic seat of royalty. The durbar square, with it's old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
Main Places: Kasthamandap, Kumari Temple, 9 storyed Palace, Hanuman Dhoka etc.
MAIN PLACES: The National Art Gallery, The Golden Gate, The Palace of 55 windows, The Stone Temple of Batsala Devi, Nyatapole Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatraya
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE: Situated the heart of the city consitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar square consists of three main Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its centre a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushshity. KRISHNA MANDIR: Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely.
MAIN PLACES: Durbar Squre, Krishna Mandir, Mahabauddha Temple, Hiranya Varna Maha Bihar and many more temples.
KIRTIPUR: Situated atop a strategic hillock 10 km southwest of Kathmandu, Kirtipur (local name Kipu) indeed embodies courage and bravery. Though this township went into backwater following its final defeat in 1768 at the hand of the Gurkhas, it still retains its old glory in art and culture. So, those, who enjoy basking in antiquity, should never miss to go around this historic place to have a closes-up views of the typical lifestyle of its Newar inhabitants and their much admired skills in producing textile and other handicraft items. The height of Kirtipur also make it a favored place for viewing the Kathmandu Valley as well as the Himalayas in the distant north. And for those, who wish blending their cultural trip with a touch of spiritual salvation, there are the Buddhist Chilamchu Stupa, Shiva parvati temple and many other remarkable mountains. Its gem, however, lies in the three-storied Bagh Bhairav temple, which is adorned with, among others, the weaponry the warriors of Kirtipur had taken away from the Gurkha soldiers.
Other Places in Kathmandu Valley and Beyond the Valley: National Museum, Narauanhity Durbar, Singha Durbar, Budhanilkantha, Kirtipur, Pharping, Zoo, Godawari, Surya Vinayak, Kakani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha and so many natural and cultural places.
Major sight-seeing places in Pokhara city
Pokhara Valley: One of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by its lovely lakes: Fewa, Begnas and Rupa. Situated 200km west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is connected by air as well or by tourist luxuries bus from Kathmandu. Situated at an al-level, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, 5peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara's numerous lakes, known as "Tal" in Nepali offer fishing, boating and swimming.
Places of Interest: Phewa Lake, Begnas and Rupa Lake, Barahi Temple, Davy's fall, Mahendra Gupha etc.