'Garden of Dreams' makes it to Time magazine
International news magazine 'Time' has rated 'Garden of Dreams' located at Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu, as one of the favorite places to visit in 'Soul' section of its Travel Special.
In Time's March 25 issue, Karen Leigh writes, “If you find yourself in the frenetic Thamel tourist district of Kathmandu and overcome with a need for tranquility, leave the Nepalese capital’s snarling traffic and persistent hawkers behind you and make for this lush greensward across the street from the former Royal Palace.”
The report further mentions, "Designed in the 1920s as a private garden, its wide lawns, surrounded by bamboo, fountains and exotic tree, are the perfect place to revive after a grueling climbing(or shopping) adventure. Walk its immaculately kept perimeter paths before find a spot to lie on the grass and read a book, the sounds of the city drifting overhead.”
“Coverage of Garden of Dreams in Time magazine has put Nepal once again in the international tourism map, and image of Nepal as a happening destination has been redeemed,” says Aditya Baral, Director and spokesperson at Nepal Tourism Board.
Built by late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana as his private garden representing six seasons, Garden of Dreams, a neo-classical historical garden was renovated and restored from 2000 to 2007, and opened for public in 2008. Nepalnews.com