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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  • Located just outside Thamel, the garden of dreams offers a pleasant and at the same time very tasteful green oasis stressed tourists between sightseeing and shopping. The well-maintained Park is usually well attended, so that it can be tight even on the lawns and stairs (but after all there is here no clattering mopeds). The true highlight is but the Emperor's coffee: an "Austrian" coffee house with fine snacks and refreshing drinks - and thus the place-to-be in the afternoon in Kathmandu.
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  • If you need a breath of clean air from the city, definitely take a walk here. Once you've paid the money you can stay and rest in the nooks and cranny's for as long as you wish. Beautiful spot and you...  more »
  • It is winter so I guess it had a huge impact on out visit, but we paid entrance and it was so small and nothing special to see. Have visited so many nicer gardens before. It was ok to waist half an ho...  more »
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  • Garden of Dreams charges a nominal entrance fee (less than $5 for two people), but it is worth the price. It is a lovely place to sit down and escape the noise and hectic crowds of the city. The lawns are well maintained, and if you are lucky, you can grab a padded mat to lie down on. There are also a couple small cafes where you can enjoy some tea and snacks.
  • It is a good place to hang out. Especially with your other half. The place is peaceful, not crowded but somehow cheap. Just Rs 100/- per entry. Awesome place to visit.
  • A great place to be! The ambience is very good, there are restaurants inside and access to WiFi is free once you have a ticket. A ticket costs hundred rupees for locals, thus a fairly inexpensive way to be right in the heart of the city and still get away from the city's usual business.
  • Beautiful garden in the center of the city. It's surely worth a visit if you have time in Kathmandu. But it's not too big. And if you go in afternoon, don't forget to take rest under the tree.
  • Very unique place. The garden is breathtaking. Make sure you book a full afternoon to go there and simply enjoy a nice relaxing time.

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