Kathmandu's Daily Life Tour (Self Guided), Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an exotic destination with a rich history and culture, but underneath all this is a busy Nepalese life. If you want to understand how a local inhabitant lives, we encourage you to take this "Daily Life" self-guided tour of Kathmandu.
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Guide Name: Kathmandu's Daily Life Tour
Guide Location: Nepal » Kathmandu (See other walking tours in Kathmandu)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: helenp
Kamal Pokhari

1) Kamal Pokhari

Kamal Pokhari is a gorgeous pond situated in the Hattisar district of Kathmandu, Nepal. For a long period of time, the Nepalese authorities didn't attend to this pond and it almost dried out. However, the people of the area and other socially responsible Nepalese restored the pond. Now, the locals enjoy taking long walks along Kamal Pokhari.
Kumari Cinema

2) Kumari Cinema

Kumari Cinema is situated between Kamal Pokhari and Dilli Bazaar Road. It is not only one of the biggest cinemas in Kathmandu, but also a local favorite. Due to the fact that admission tickets are cheap, any Nepali can afford them. The cinema shows a wide variety of foreign movies, however locals prefer to watch Bollywood-style films.
Padma Kanya College

3) Padma Kanya College

Padma Kanya College has a tremendous importance for the community in Kathmandu. It was the first educational institution in Nepal opened to women. Every day, hundreds of Nepali women, along with men, visit this building to get a profession so that they can become financially independent. This college is famous for having alumni with a high-impact on Nepalese society.
Bag Bazaar Sadak

4) Bag Bazaar Sadak

Bag Bazaar Sadak is one of the most significant roads in Kathmandu valley. It is important for locals, not only because it connects Ratna Park and Putalisadak, but because it has been the heart of political demonstrations for years. The Nepalese have been coming here for the last two decades to express their opinion and change the politics of the city and the country.
Ratna Park

5) Ratna Park

Ratna Park is situated in the center of Kathmandu, to the North of Tundikhel and to the South of Rani Pokhari. The park got its name from queen Ratna, the second wife of King Mahendra. It was built for the Nepali children who live in this community. Unfortunately, the growing population and the adjacent street market have had a destructive effect on this park.
Open Market

6) Open Market

Kathmandu is the best place to shop in Nepal. In Tundikhel, for example, is located one of the biggest open-air markets in the city, where a large variety of goods can be bought. Fresh vegetables and fruit are sold here. This is also the right place to come if you are looking for a traditional Nepalese souvenir or handicraft.
Rashtriya Sabha Griha

7) Rashtriya Sabha Griha

Rashtriya Sabha Griha means "City Hall" or "National Assembly Hall". When Rashtriya Sabha Griha was founded, it was the first public edifice for indoor functions. Since then, it has hosted numerous speeches, exhibitions, cultural presentations, etc. Rashtriya Sabha Griha was a welcome addition for the locals, as they've long waited for such a venue.
Bhrikuti Mandap Park

8) Bhrikuti Mandap Park

Bhrikuti Mandap Park was named in the honor of a Nepali princess who married a Tibetan Prince. This beautiful park is situated across the road from Tundikhel. You can stroll in the park and interact with the local population. Adjacent to this park is a children's amusement park - a kind of Nepalese mini-Disneyland.

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