Since it is so rich in history, Kathmandu offers different world heritage sites which includes all the old squares which were surrounded by palaces with intricate architecture. Suburbs of Kathmandu – Dhulikhel, Nagarkot are easy get out destinations from where you can have breathtaking views of mountains and get a feel of village life with paddy farming and cattle rearing.
Khokana and Bungamati: Just a few kilometers away from the main Kathmandu city and you will be surprised to see the non urban ways of living. You will get to see the villages, and the farmings that mostly sustained inhabitants of Kathmandu valley just a decade back. You will also see the god of rain Rato Machindranath’s temple in Bungamati. This god is carried out to Patan during the Machindranath Jatra and toured the city in a chariot.
Budhanilkantha: Budhanilkantha is a large statue Narayan which is a version of Vishnu- the creator. Narayan is in a slumber position and legend has it that from Narayan’s naval came lotus flower and from the Lotus lord Shiva appeared and created the earth. This statue is carved from a single block of black basalt stone. There are many interesting myths around how this statue originated, nevertheless the status itself is very grandiose and very unique.
Dakshinkali: Dakshinkali is one of such places where you will get to see animal sacrificed to the Gods. It is one of a very traditional practice that has passed on to generations. In a vicinity of the Dakshinkali temple, offerings are made to the god and this is definitely not recommended for the faint hearted.