Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu

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Escape the city hubbub and retreat to Garden of Dreams, a peaceful garden complex renowned for its scenic pavilions. Also known as the “Garden of Six Seasons," it was built in 1920 for Field Marshall Kaiser Sumsher Rana and was abandoned after his death in the 1960s. Today, restored with help of the Austrian government, it remains a landmark of Kathmandu and a popular spot for a relaxing stroll. Roaming the lush gardens, you can admire Edwardian-style inspired fountains, birdhouses, gazebos, and other picturesque decorations. Arrange your visit to Garden of Dreams and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kathmandu using our Kathmandu trip maker site .
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  • October 5, 2017
    This is nice place to hangout with a partner or with friends. There are some squirrels available here. Accomodation facility is also nice though expensive. The view around here is nice  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit if you have time. It's a great escape from the busy streets of Thamel. The cafe has lovely ambience but a little $$  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This was very close to my hotel. $US2 to enter a nice landscaped garden -basically a very big backyard. Avoid the cafe and restaurant- hotel level pricing for cafe level food  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    Beautiful botanical garden with glittering fountains of water. I love how peaceful it is. Great for some quality time alone or with some friends if you both like reading books out in the garden. It is lovely for cinematography and photography but the last time I went there, they didn't let us use the camera and kept our tripod in the ticket counter. As far as I know, the place was built during The Rana Regime. It is the garden of Kaiser Mahal (which is now used as a public reference library)
  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful place. Loved the environment. You can go there, have a chit chat, read books. If you are alone also no problem squirrel will be there to accompany you :)
  • June 23, 2017
    A beautiful and peaceful place to visit and spent time. A botanical garden in middle of Kathmandu city if you wish to spend some peaceful time it's for you. It's beautiful the benches around to sit and enjoy. We went to spent our time and reading. It was fun.
  • June 3, 2017
    Loved the place! It's like a beautiful island in the middle of dirty and polluted Kathmandu streets! Great place to hang out with friends or just read a book. It's very well maintained and all the plants, fountains and sculptures make it very cozy and diverse. Those 200 NPR were totally worth it!
  • May 30, 2017
    Beautiful place to hang out with your friends if you need quite yet interesting place. It gives you such a mesmerising environment that you don't even think about leaving the place. You can even read novels, write stories sitting in the place. You can see little squirrel running here and there. The beautiful water fountain gives more beauty to the place.

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