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Kathmandu Valley

A spiritual rainbow is thought to flow from Varanasi to Kathmandu. Kipling once wrote: “The wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu.” Curiosity mixed with the aroma of incense sticks welcomes you to dreamland. Tibetan Buddhist paintings splash magical colors in your eyes and the melodious chants of Buddhist monks add tranquility to your heart. While wandering the streets of Bhaktapur, you feel like Alice in Wonderland, discovering the magic of an ancient crossroads between India and Tibet. Kathmandu may be the capital of Nepal, a colorful and chaotic city with a spiritual veil of mystique, yet a rainbow never fails to intoxicate.
Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. According to legend, the Kathmandu valley was created by the Buddhist bodhisattva Manjushri, who used his sword to burst the valley wall, draining the vast lake that filled the valley in prehistoric times. The city is still considered the gateway to the Nepal Himalayas and home to several World Heritage Sites: the Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu Valley in itself is a sacred place. It is God’s home, flaunting more temples than houses and more gods and goddesses than people.