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. Put Garden of Dreams into our Kathmandu travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • It's a nice place but neither the garden or building is aesthetically outstanding of any kind. Plus the peaceful ambience that this kind of place would have is spoiled by groups of tourists. However I...  more »
  • Gardens with a couple of cafés where you have to pay to enter. They are very well groomed but are reduced in size.
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  • Yes this is fact, Kathmandu is dusty when dry and muddy when wet. Besides that, Everything Ok! Local Newari people lives there and we can enjoy Newari culture during our staying at Thamel.Near By tham...  more »
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  • 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)
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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Where to stay in Kathmandu

Only a few establishments in Kathmandu suffered severe damage in the 2015 earthquake, which means that you can choose from a wide range of sleeping options. From luxurious hotels to inexpensive but cozy lodges, the city offers a suitable place for every type of budget. The neighborhood of Thamel contains most accommodations favored by foreign visitors, including basic guesthouses, budget hotels, and boutique establishments offering deluxe suites. For some of the least expensive options, look along Durbar Marg, a busy street just a few blocks from Thamel.
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