Garden of Dreams Kathmandu

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Entry Fee : Adult - NPR 320,
Child - NPR 160

Timings : 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM,
Last entry 9:00 PM

Garden of Dreams , Kathmandu Overview

Garden of Dreams in Kathmandu, also referred to as the 'Swapna Bageecha' and 'garden of six seasons is a neo-classical garden in Kathmandu built by Kishore Narshingh in1920. The garden has a magnificent amphitheatre, urns, gorgeous pavilions, paved perimeter paths, pergolas, and ponds that draw in locals and tourists alike.

After the patron of this garden, Kaiser Sumsher Rana, passed away in the 1960s, the site lay in neglect until recent years, when it was beautifully restored by the Austrian government and reopened for visitors.

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History - Garden of Dreams in the 1920s

The Garden of Dreams, also known as the Garden of Six Seasons, was created by Kaiser Sumsher Rana in the early months of 1920. When set in contrast to the other gardens that were designed in those years, this tourist attraction, inspired by the Edwardian style of architecture, was wonderfully modern in its time. Under the professional supervision of the renowned architect, Kishore Narsingh, this European garden was a repository of fascinating features. After Kaiser Sumsher Rana passed away, the Government of Nepal took over the responsibility of the garden. After lying dormant for several years without any attempts at restoration, the Garden of Dreams came back to life after a renewal project was begun with the financial aid of the Government of Austria and the implementation of Eco Himal.
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Design

Spread out across 6895 square metres, it houses some smaller gardens within the walls. Along the perimeter of the path paved across the place, sunken flower gardens, with viridescent ponds in the middle, add to the beauty of the attraction. This place is also home to several classical concerts, corporate functions, private receptions, as well as cultural programs. In 2016, a small museum was integrated within the garden, and at present, it also houses a library and a cafe.

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Things to Do

1. Sit and Chill
Row after row of seats is lined along with the garden where you can sit idly and read a book or soak in the beauty the place has to offer.
2. Eat at Kaiser Cafe
Savour delectable snacks and piping hot beverages at Kaiser Cafe
3. Visit Kaiser Gallery, which is a storehouse of unique artefacts.
4. Check out the antique inscriptions on the marble taken from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the inscriptions are intricately detailed on the original gate.
5. Check out the three ornate pavilions in the campus
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Rules and Tips

The Garden of Dreams offers special benefits to the registered members. On registering as a member, a person can avail many benefits, including free entry to the garden upon producing the membership card, minimal parking rates, and a ten per cent discount at the Kaiser Cafe. The annual membership rates are NPR 2000 for locals and NPR 3000 for foreigners.

  • A discount of twenty-five per cent may be availed if ten tickets are purchased together by a group.
  • Children, senior citizens and differently-abled people are subject to a fifty per cent discount.
  • Organising picnics, playing games, and loud music within the park are not allowed.
  • Only water, juice and chips are allowed inside the garden. Other food items have to be purchased from Kaiser Cafe.
  • Wifi is available at INR 50 per hour
The Garden of dreams has enthralled everyone who has visited this place. It is a marvellous success story which proves that a dormant place can be restored beyond recognition. It is a place which rejuvenates and soothes one's body, mind and soul with its alluring ambience. Today, it is an ornate tourist attraction which bears witness to the exemplary work which has transformed a historical garden into a magisterial modern space to draw in more visitors.
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