Kathmandu

Things to do - general

Capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the largest city of Nepal. Situated in a valley of its own name, Kathmandu is located at an elevation of more than 4500 feet above sea level. Important historical towns like Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur form a part of Kathmandu metropolis.

There are several UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in and around Kathmandu. Some of these were destroyed in the last devastaing eathquake of 2015. The seven most prominent cultural heriatges of Kathmandu include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur; the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath; and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.

Kathmandu is well connected to Indian cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore by flight. It also has regular flights to Thailand and the Gulf countries.

Country Nepal
Languages spoken

Nepal has more than 93 languages, many of which are spoken in the Kathmandu region and within Kathmandu city. The major ones are Nepali and the Nepal Bhasa language. Nepali being the official language of the country enjoys wide use. English is also widely used, especially in the tourist dominated areas.

Currency usedNepalese Rupees
Area (km2)49.45 km²

Best Time to Visit info

You can visit Kathmandu throughout the year, but be mindful that it rains quite a lot during monsoon season. During winters it can get quite cold. It can snow outside Kathmandu valley. Tourists can go from Kathmandu to see and enjoy snowfall.

What to do info

Visitors to Kathmandu shoud go on to fulfill cultural as well as religious interests first. Apart from visit to historical Durbar Square monumnets anyone visiting Kathmandu should visit Pasupatinath Temple, a temple highly reverred by the Hindus. A visit to Swayambhu and Bauddhanath is also mandatory. Amidst all these cultural visits no one should forget enjoying visits to colourful markets in Kathmandu and feast on awesome food restaurants in Kathmandu have on offer.
From Kathmandu tourists can visit Nagarkot to have one of the most panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. From Kathmandu one can also visit some nearby places to enjoy white water rafting and trekking in the beautiful Nepalese villages.

Kathmandu is well connected to Pokhara, Bhairava and other important Nepalese tourist destination by domestic airlines. Visitors to Nepal must grab this opportunity to see different parts of Nepal, the most beautiful gem Himalayas can offer to visitors.

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