Visit Historical Places of Kathmandu

  • March 28 2020
  • by Manju Mahato

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is surrounded by hundreds of tourist places alluring the tourist throughout the world. Kathmandu has always been a place where you can find diverse cultures, religions, architecture, and crafts. This place inhabits hundred of tourist places i.e. there are several desired and best places to visit in Kathmandu. The one and only international airport are also situated in Kathmandu due to which the tourist first land in Kathmandu and move towards another destination.
Kathmandu is the eldest metropolitan city that encompasses two other cities that are Patan and Lalitpur. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is surrounded by historical sites, ancient temples, shrine and fascinating villages which make it one of the most visited places in Nepal. Traveling in the Kathmandu and major tourist attractions places is like traveling in a different world where you will get the chance to explore the natural, historical, artistic, and architectural beauties of that place. It is a city where ancient tradition is passionately followed while at the same time accepting modern technology.

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There are many tourist attracting places in Kathmandu. Nepal Rental Car offers the best opportunity to explore these amazing places for visiting in Kathmandu with the hired vehicles in a shorter period of time than the public vehicles. These vehicles are well maintained, organized, furnished and provided with the experienced and professional driver. They can be a good companion throughout the journey as they are proficient in the English language and are able to describe to you about the places too. For hiring the rental cars (and other vehicles such as a minivan, micro, jeep, etc) in order to explore around, one can easily make a booking with a direct call or via email provided on the website.

Now, let's check out the best historical places to visit in Kathmandu with Nepal Rental Car Service are mentioned as below:

 1. Pashupatinath Temple 

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is the most popular and sacred temple for Hindus which is situated in the Kathmandu valley. The large Hindu temple boundaries are the reclining collection of temples, ashrams, image, and inscription raised over the centuries along the bank of sacred Bagmati River. In spite of being a Hindu temple or temple of Lord Shiva, many people of various religions come here once in a lifetime. In 1979 this temple was listed on the World Heritage Site list. All most all festivals are celebrated in this temple but among them, Shivaratri is the most important one because this festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On this day many people come to this temple to celebrate this festival regally. Every evening they perform ‘evening Aarati’ which is the most amazing and the mantra chanted by the priest are awestruck. Pashupatinath also encloses other shrines like Surya Narayan, Kritimukh Bhairav, Vasukinath, Hanuman shrine and many more. Apart from this temple is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindus are performed. Many people watch these rituals across the river from the hillside. Because of these facts, this place is the ‘Must Visit Place’ both religiously and historically while you are exploring the Kathmandu.

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2. Boudhanath

Boudhanath Temple

Boudhanath Stupa is located in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, that is easily recognizable by the massive, semi-circular white dome and the towering spire with unblinking eyes painted in each side into the four directions which represent a Buddhist Mandala and the path towards enlightenment, as well as the mythical center of cosmos, Mount Meru. Though it is a Buddhist monument, there are no religious extremities for the visitors. This stupa is the biggest stupa of Nepal which carries vital sites of the journey for the Buddhists. The picture-perfect eyes between the stupa are also known as ‘Wisdom Eyes’ indicating all-knowing of Lord Buddha. Every people of different religion visit this place once in a lifetime. This stupa was listed in the World Heritage List in 1979 and is a must-visit place for all travelers.

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3. Swayambhunath Stupa


Swayambhunath is one of the crowning beauties of Kathmandu valley architecture. The perfectly equivalent monument rises through a whitewashed dome to a gilded spire, from where four iconic faces of the Buddha stare out across the valley in the four directions. The whole structure of the stupa has deep symbolic meaning; the white dome represents the earth, while the 13-tiered, tower-like structure at the top indicates the 13 stages to nirvana. The nose-like squiggle below the piercing eye is actually the Nepal number ‘Ek’ (one), signifying unity, and above is the third eye indicating the all-seeing insight of the Buddha. This temple is also known as ‘monkey temple’ and the most exacting importance of this temple is self-made or self-existent. This is the most visited and traditional stupa by Buddhist monks throughout the world. On the west, there is an entrance door from where you will see three massive statues of Lord Buddha. There are 365 stairs that will lead you to the spiritual illumination with the perspective on sleeping Buddha statue. Overall this place is very peaceful and beautiful so you must visit this place when you are in Kathmandu as it is the most privileged historical spot in Nepal.

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4. Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, is the ancient place that lies in the heart of the city. This place is used to be the residence for the old royal family and administrators. This place consists of a huge Royal palace with various temples surrounding it with many historical and ethnic beliefs. Some temples that you may find inside or outside the place are Taleju temple, hanuman Dhoka, Kumari Chowk, the bell, and so on. There is also an ancient temple ‘Jagannath’ which shows the erotic figure of a girl and boy fulfilling the human need ‘Kamasutra’. Durbar Square also shows the stunning architecture sharply showcase the Newar artist and craftsman over centuries. Although some part of this place is damaged due to earthquake but some parts are in great condition. Because of these outstanding characteristic kinds makes it unique among the tourist places.

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Thamel is a famous tourist place as well as the commercial locale which is situated in the heart of the city. This place is also known by its narrow alleys which are mostly covered by various shops and vendors. You will get almost everything that you want like food, veggies/fruits, pastries, trekking gears, walking gear, handicraft, woolen clothes, and items, etc. Apart from this, you will also find a traveling agency, small grocery stores, budget hotels and restaurants, pubs, and clubs in the same streets. This place also acts as a pre-base camp for trekkers/mountaineers as it boasts a large number of trekking gears shop, foreign money exchange shop, mobile phone shop along with various travel agencies and hotels/restaurants. It’s the best place to enjoy the nightlife when you are in Kathmandu. It holds the great history of visitors' best sight and satisfaction via its own lightened and unique essence.

Though Thamel is known as the vehicle-free area (especially some roadways inside the area), one needs to reach the gateway via vehicle service. It is not possible to take the public vehicle going directly to the Thamel area. Hence, hiring the rental vehicle is the most appropriate idea to reach this one of the most visited places in Kathmandu. To make a booking of the private car, jeep, van, micro or any vehicles according to your group size, the link is mentioned as follows.  Click Here

6. Narayanhiti Palace Museum

Narayanhiti Palace Museum

Narayanhiti Palace was changed into a museum after the eased to be a monarchy in 2008. It is the most significant historical spot in Nepal that carries the history of Royal Nepal and its different aspects. This place is located in the center of Kathmandu which was the center of state occasion and royal hospitality. This place is assimilated in stunning and numerous arrays of courtyard, gardens, and buildings.  The name of Narayanhiti is made up of two words ‘Narayan’ and ‘Hiti’ where ‘Narayan’ stand for the name of Lord Vishnu in Hindu, whose temple is situated on the opposite side of the palace and ‘Hiti’ stands for water spot in Newar language which is to the east of the entrance of the palace. After turning this palace into a museum and made open to the public, many people from different countries come to see the beauty of the palace and the history related to our country. A visit to this museum gets a chance to know about the historical significance.

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7. Asan tole

Asan Tole

Asan tole is the formal market and residential square in the center of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It is the most recognized historical location of the city and carries its own historical features. This place is famous for its bazaar, festival, and strategic location for a very long time. The six street intercepts in the Asan give the everlasting bustle to the square. The bazaar of Ason attracts shoppers from all over Kathmandu because of huge varieties of mercantile sold here like foodstuff, spices, textiles, electronics and more. Ason tole is one of the famous tourist spots in the city because of its architectural sites and beautiful ambiance. It is a fascinating place to linger around if you can stand the crowd and you will find almost everything in the place so it’s a good place to do shopping as well.

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Nepal Rental Car provides various types of vehicles like car, jeep, van, micro, buses, etc to aid your journey towards these historical places of Kathmandu become more prominent and memorable. Not only that, but we also provide vehicles of different models of international brands so you can choose according to your choice and requirements. Also, the group size and the flexibility (feasibility) of the customer are taken care of. Our motto is to make your tour relaxing and peaceful. Hence, our cheaper and reasonable prices also remain the major asset for that. And, our drivers will make sure that you will reach your destination at the time as far as possible. Therefore, book your luxury vehicle at a suitable price with Nepal Rental Car and enjoy your Kathmandu Historical Tour with peace and eternal satisfaction.