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Best things to do in Lalitpur

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Patan Durbar Square is an architectural wonderland, from numerous temples to ancient palaces and statues. Patan Museum has all the information you need about the area's history.”
40 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the best curated art history museum in South Asia. Step in to explore arts, culture, and iconography.”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“It feels a bit "plastic-y". We much prefer to encourage local businesses but sometimes big supermarket are handy... You will find lots of things from food to hardware. ”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Newest Shopping mall with movie hall, restaurant, clothing stores & electronic stores.”
4 locals recommend
Boarding House
“500 years old Terracotta temple, also known as Nine Thousand Buddha Temple.”
5 locals recommend
Book Store
“If you are around the Sanepa/Jhamsikhel area, go to Café Soma for breakfast or lunch. Good burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads, Panini, fresh juice, original teas, homemade cakes etc... Soma is also a good spot to work on the computer as it provides customers with a reliable wifi connection. Closes at 7pm.”
6 locals recommend
Temple
“Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (12th Century) is an important Buddhist temple in Nepal. There’s a golden roof and artifacts. The Golden Temple is especially nice in the early morning during prayer times, and on full moon nights.”
4 locals recommend
Zoo
“Only Zoo in Kathmandu Valley. Visit there to observe Various flora and fauna closely”
7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Moksh Live has great jazz and rock-n-roll music on Tuesdays and the weekends. Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory is located in the premises.”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“Authentic Newari cuisine at a reasonable price. Plus it's running for a good cause, empowering women. so it's a win win.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nice old Rana villa transformed into a restaurant. It is relatively hidden from the outside but once you enter, you discover a beautiful courtyard with comfortable seats, good food and cocktails. Entrance is on the left of Patan Dokha.”
3 locals recommend
Food
“More than a 100 years old, this family-run restaurant near Patan Durbar Square is a local favourite. If you want to try authentic Newari food, this is the place to go. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With a breathtaking view of Patan Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, from their terrace you can enjoy good food and good coffee. They even serve breakfast as early as 7 in the morning.”
2 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Café Swotha is is a great spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our doorstep! Fresh food, a revolving black board menu, small outdoor area, good wifi and very sweet and dedicated staff. The menu is mainly western but there’s also a very good Daal Bhat (Nepali Thali). ”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“In Ekantakuna, 100 meters on the right of the huge tree. Piano B is a busy Italian Bistro set up by the friendly Bubu- Real Italian quality food: Antipasti, homemade pasta, Arrancini, Prosciutto, imported Italian cheese… Very good wines to accompany your meal- Price are on the upper scale but still really ok for the quality. Closed on Sundays.”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“Owned and managed by the friendly Ruby, the place (a bit like a Berlins’ underground spot) is hidden in a tiny alley on the right hand side when going from Swotha Square to Durbar Square. Small black board menu only but everything Ruby serves is extra fresh and well prepared (always by him). Very cheap for the quality (between 150 npr and 300 npr). Good atmosphere, open kitchen, local clientele. ”
1 local recommends