Time, the international magazine in Soul section of its Travel Special has rated “Garden of Dreams”of Keshar Mahal of Kathmandu as one of the favorite places to visit .In Time’s March 15 issue, Karen Leigh writes,” “If you find yourself in the frenetic Thamel tourist district of Kathmandu and want to 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 and find a spot to lie on the grass and read a book, the sounds of the city drifting overhead.”
Aditya Baral, Director and spokesperson at Nepal Tourism Board states that this rating by Time International Magazine has placed Nepal as a demanding tourist destination in the world arena which is the matter to be proud for all the Nepalese.
Renovated and restored from 2001 to 2007, Garden of dreams which was opened for the public in 2008 had been the private garden for Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana which represents the six seasons.