Durbar Square refers to the places near Nepal’s royal palaces of the past. Temples, idols, statues, open courts and fountains along with other structures form part of Durbar Square. In the past Durbar Squares had been witness to events of importance including coronation of kings of the land. Now united as one country, Nepal was once a land that consisted many small kingdoms. Durbar Squares are fine examples of the life and style of the ancient kingdom. The famous three Durbar Squares in Nepal are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. UNESCO has declared these squares as World Heritage Sites.
If you are looking to have a combination of various elements in your holiday destination, you could opt for Kathmandu. You could have a great time sightseeing, you could get adventurous with activities like trekking, river rafting and so on. Not to forget shopping and experience the grandeur in the festivals celebrated here. The 2000-year-old Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, is the country’s largest city. Surrounded by mountains, the city has rivers flowing through it and it offers excellent views with forests, deserts and glaciers. The geographical features of the city allow for various thrilling activities and at the same time provide you the peaceful atmosphere to relax. A perfect combination of course and you are sure to have a perfect holiday here. Here are 8 important places in Kathmandu, which you may want to include in your Kathmandu tour.