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Kathmandu is Nepal’s enticing capital and largest city that beams vibrancy and charm with its colourful cultures, friendly locals, spiritual temples, centuries-old monuments, bustling markets, authentic restaurants serving delicious Nepalese cuisines and grandeur royal palaces. This exciting city boasts plenty of beautiful landscapes including a backdrop of towering snow-capped mountains, tropical rainforests, scenic walking trails and lush green hills, so there are some amazing photo opportunities to take advantage of here. Whether you want to immerse in culture, embark on a spiritual journey or learn about Nepal’s rich history, Kathmandu is sure to offer you something special. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Kathmandu from India, so you can plan the getaway of a lifetime to this epic Nepalese city.
Kathmandu has a seriously rich heritage, which is certainly reflected in the city’s outstanding ancient architecture. The Tibetan-Buddhist Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most prominent historic attractions here; it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest stupas, dating back to the 14th century. Head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, another must-see World Heritage Site of Kathmandu, originally dating back to the 5th century with lots of striking architectural wonders. The city’s kings were once crowned here and the square was used for various royal ceremonies, so it has a lot of historical significance. Finally, make sure you visit Kathmandu’s oldest and most significant Hindu temple - the spectacular Pashupatinath Temple, set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.
As well as ancient charm, Kathmandu also has some excellent tourist attractions. To respite from the city bustle, visit the Garden of Dreams, a neoclassical style garden featuring exotic plants and flowers, decorated gates, water features, a café serving refreshments and an admirable photo gallery. For a leisurely day out in Kathmandu, head to the vibrant Thamel district and explore its colourful streets lined with a variety of shops selling goods such as clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as luxury hotels, cafes, bars and pubs. Kathmandu also offers visitors an array of thrilling outdoor activities, from hiking and trekking beautiful mountains to river rafting, mountain-biking, rock-climbing and paragliding. Book cheap airfares to Kathmandu with Brightsun and prepare for many fun adventures in this immense city.