Monday, May 6, 2013

Garden of Dreams: An Oasis in Kathmandu

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu is a European-style garden called the Garden of Dreams. It was created in year 1920 and then renovated in year 2000 with the help of the Austrian Government.

Garden of Dreams is a good walking distance from Thamel (the tourist hub of Kathmandu where a lot of hostels and B&B's are located). However, since we were carrying a lot of stuff that time, we took the taxi for NPR200.

Entrance fee is 200 rupees for foreigners. I think it's worth it if you're going to stay inside for a while. Unfortunately, we didn't have such luxury because we were headed to Nagarkot that day as well. 

It's like an oasis in the middle of a busy city. It's not very big and you can hear vehicles outside honking most of the time though the sounds are already toned down. There's also a number of noisy crows around but it's a good place to rest and to breathe (as Kathmandu is pretty polluted). It also makes for an ideal spot to read, to meditate, or for couples to cuddle. 

This vine-covered building reminds me a lot of one of my postcards from France

You can lie on the cushions.

There are many flowers around because it's spring.

Flowers floating in water on a singing bowl-- you will see them a lot in Nepal

A rose

Before leaving, we had some dessert in Kaiser cafe inside the garden. Cost me 260 rupees.

Lime yogurt cheesecake


  1. Claire! Super pretty photos! Parang lahat postcard ready na!

    Beautiful place from the pictures, and cool nung cushions! Jackpot to have such place in the middle of the city. Madaling escape! :)

    1. That's true Ghoent, ni-wish kong sana may ganyang place din sa Manila na masaya sana magbasa, mag-picnic, etc. :)) kaso lang given our climate na hot/humid/rainy... medyo napaisip ako haha

  2. Ohhh that's so beautiful! I would LOVE to visit this wonderful garden, too. Everything is really arranged nicely and the buildings as well as plants remind me of something mystical.
    Also a great idea to put something for lying on the grass.

    ♥ Maho