Things to do in Kathmandu
Even a rookie traveler will agree that Nepal is a beautiful country to travel. And its capital city is even more fascinating. Located at the central region of Nepal, Kathmandu truly has a lot going on for tourists and travelers. Overall, the best part of traveling or staying in Kathmandu is its everlasting history, people and culture. So, as you might have guessed by now. There are a lot of things to do in Kathmandu. And today I will be discussing about it in more depth.
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Kathmandu is a major tourist attraction in Nepal. It has managed to attract thousands of new visitors each and every year. And the main reason for that is the presence of numerous rich cultural and historical heritage sites. Like the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you are spending a day or two in Kathmandu city, then it will be wise to visit some of the iconic historical and religious heritage sites. You can visit the ancient Buddhist stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Or head off to the holy Hindu site of Pashupatinath. Exploring any of these places might be enough to make your day a memorable one.
- Taste the local Nepalese cuisines
Nepal is one of the most happening country in the world. In terms of authentic local and national cuisines. Famous for its iconic “Dal Bhat Tarkari”, there are far more variety of dishes to be tasted. And while you cannot travel to every part of Nepal, you may however travel to Kathmandu. Because Kathmandu is not just the capital of Nepal. It is also a capital for food lovers and foodies from around the world. Here, you can find anything from Mo:Mo, chowmein, thukpa, thenduk, lafphing and sukuti. If you try, you will be easily find a place that serves the best Nepalese dishes inside Kathmandu.
- Go for rickshaw ride
If you are staying in Kathmandu or have a short time left in your holiday. Then going out for a rickshaw ride might just make it one of your favorite yet exotic experiences. This can sound a bit too much for those who hate people looking at them. But trust me, it will give you a moment to enjoy and view the legitimate daily livelihood and struggles of Nepalese people living in Kathmandu valley. Also, you will be able to help the local rickshaw drivers to earn some bucks for taking you around the streets. So just go and try it out!
- Learn about the culture and history
Last but not the least, any person who is in Kathmandu must not forget to learn about the culture and history of Nepal. You can do this by visiting the popular museums and historical palaces. You will get an in-depth look and learn some amazing facts about Nepal in just a short one-hour experience. Just make sure to get everything noted down so that you will be able to read them again once you get back to your home nation.