Situated amid Kathmandu valley, Garden of dreams Kathmandu is a neoclassic historical garden of Nepal. The garden of dreams is a popular spot for touring around, coffee and some quality time. This complex garden structure in the heart of Kathmandu is a popular spot for Youngsters and tourists. The area encompasses Verandas, pavilions, amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, urns and gardens. The beautifully decorated garden boasts one of the most serene and admirable ambiences with amazing beauty. The sumptuous details of the garden of dreams in its premises are mind-blowing. The fountains and ponds, inscriptions and pavilions worth some beautiful moments in its arenas.
History of the Garden of Dreams
The extensive beauty of Garden of dreams attracts a lot of people. It was the then, most sophisticated garden of Nepal. It was originally built as a private garden in the 20th century by high ranking Rana field marshal, kaiser Shamsher (1892-1964). Then it was renowned as the garden of Six Seasons. The six pavilions inside of garden of dreams are dedicated to the six Nepali seasons, respectively Basanta (spring), Grishma (summer), Barkha (monsoon), Sharad (autumn), Hemanta (late autumn) and Shishir (winter). The area of this garden is 6,895 sq. m. Inspired by some Edwardian states’ gardens in England, this garden was built with the money 100,000 won in an epic from his father in the game of Cowrie shells.
Garden of Dreams also offers activities including corporate and private functions, receptions, cultural programs and exhibitions. For bibliophiles and book lovers, it is the perfect place in sweet serenity with its beautiful offerings and wonderful ambience. It’s attracting the visitors ever since it opened. Consequently, the garden’s exemplary work turned into the magnificent amenities, serves the finest moments. Also, The oasis of peace and tranquillity of this garden is meant to lure every visitor for the offerings of Garden of Dreams and the beauty she is.
Garden of Dreams resides in the entrance point of a tourist hub, Thamel. Within the Kaiser Mahal complex, this historical garden lies making it a popular spot for serene and tranquillity lovers. It opens every day to facilitate visitors with its serenity. It opens at 09:00 AM and closes at 10 PM. The entry charges for Nepali citizen is NPR 150. Similarly, for non- Nepali people, the charge is NPR 400. However, senior citizens and differently-able people get a 50% discount to enter the garden of dreams.
|NPR 400||Non- Nepali/Foreigners|
Leisure time in the Garden of Dreams
The soothing ambience of Garden of dreams attracts a lot of people. Be it locals or tourists, the garden of dreams is a perfect hangout place in Kathmandu. Apart from the hustle and bustle of this busy city, Garden of Dreams offers amazing experiences. Meeting a new friend, spending some special moments to your near ones, and to spend some quality time, it is an ideal place. Moreover, there is enough space to sit or lay down on its premises for relaxation. It is suitable to visit every month, every season. Meanwhile, In summer, it can act as an escape from the humid abode. You can rest in the shades of pavilions and trees. In winter, it is ideal to take sunbaths and small picnics.
There is a Kaiser Cafe, operated by Dwarika’s. You may have some quality time with coffee and of course, some books. You may also like to attend a meeting with family and friends. Even get some charming and amazing photographs there. The floral beauty of the garden and its impressive atmosphere is something you want to indulge.
Renovation of the beauty
Garden of dreams restoration was from 2000 to 2007 with the help of the Austrian Government and Ministry of education, Nepal. However, it run by autonomous management. The decades-long negligence resulted in crumbling of its pavilions, loss of its subtropical flora, and overgrown ill-managed paths. After that, the restoration made to transform it into a beautiful place for hangouts with some added modern amenities. Above all, The reformed states now provide a sweet serenity and tranquillity, provoking a wonderful place for tourists.