The beautiful Kathmandu Valley, surrounded by green hills and towering mountains, among which are the majestic Himalayas in the north-east is the heart of the Kingdom of Nepal. The Valley is the home of three cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur- the 3 queen cities. Kathmandu, capital of Nepal as well as the principal city of the kingdom of Nepal was once called Kantipur, the present name is derived from "Kasthmandap" an imposing pagoda found in the famed Durbar Square. The city boasts of numerous temples and places of interest. Swayambhunath stupa, the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world.
The city of Patan also known as Lalitpur, means "beautiful city". Built in 299 A.D. during the reign of King Vira Deva, its Durbar Square is a treasure house of Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and some of the most elaborate carving to be found in Nepal.
"City of Devotees" or Bhadgaon, is another repository of Nepali culture. It has numerous temples, palaces, statues and other relics which signify its glorious past. The city's well maintained picture gallery has on display one of the finest collections of ancient Tantric Hindu and Buddhist paintings, of particular interest is the palace of 55 windows, built in the 17th century with a golden gate its entrance. The five storeyed pagoda style temple found is famous all over the world for its magnificent architecture.
Two storied pagoda temple- the holiest Hindu shrine of lord Shiva situated on the bank of Bagmati river, gold guilted, richly carved with silver doors, the most sacrade place for Hindus.
The oldest Pagoda temple dedicated to Lord Bishnu-Preserver of Universe built in 323 A.D. during the period of Lichhavi King Haridutta Verma.
Nagarkot is at the height of 7200 ft. above sea level. The panoromic place to sunset and sunrise over the central and eastern Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8848m.) in a crystal clear days, and country side 32km. drive.
30km. drive towards east to see the panoromic views of Himalayas for sunrise and sunset.
Second tourist destination after Kathmandu Valley, and most picturesque place in Nepal, Pokhara lies 200 km, 6 hrs drive towards west of Kathmandu. It is a virtual paradise surrounded by the snow peak of Dhaulagiri, the Annapurnas, Lamjung Himal and the famous unscaled centerpiece. Machhapuchare (Mt. Fish Tail). These mountains are visible from any part of Pokhara on a clear day. The beauty of this verdant valley is enhanced by the crystal clear waters of the Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Lakes as well as many as smaller ones. Therefore Pokhara is known as the City of Lakes. A famous trekking areas easily accessible by road and daily half an hour flights from Kathmandu makes Pokhara a destination in itself.
Birthplace of Lord Buddha, is among one of the places of interest and significance in Nepal. It is situated in the western Terai region of Nepal. The place where Lord Buddha was born is marked by the remains of an Ashoka Pillar, an old monastery and the stone image of Maya Devi along with a few other archaeological objects of that era. One of the important place for the Buddhist. 275km, 8 hrs drive towards south-west.