Kathmandu, the “City of Temples,” is the capital city of Nepal and the most popular tourist hub brimming with temples and stupas in every corner. Kathmandu, with Patan to the south and Bhaktapur to the east, boasts 7 of 10 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. Kathmandu- then a royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal- houses royal palaces, mansions, and gardens; some are still intact and some conserved and maintained to attract tourists.
Kathmandu, at 1,400 m, has a population of more than 3 million inhabitants. And with tourists from all over the world every year, it turns chaotic. From honking of the vehicles in the busy streets to echos of touting in the street of Thamel, the city has its very first impression: chaos and bustling. If you have been to the street of Kathmandu, you know it.
There is a blend of culture and history in Kathmandu. Tradition and technology, music and monastery, temples and temptation, art and ambition, they all blend in here. Don’t believe it?- As soon as you land at the airport, you will get the taste, the taste of Kathmandu.
Whether you visit Swayambhunath or pay reverence to the holy Pashupatinath, you will enjoy the aura of the capital city. Whether you eat momo or dal bhat, you will fall in love with Nepal. And whether you walk in the busy street of Kathmandu or hike on the outskirts of the city, you will admire the beauty of the city.
If you are thinking of things to do in Kathmandu, you need not worry, because this city bestows plethora of opportunities for you to stay for weeks and at the end of the day, you will end up longing for another beautiful day in here. In 2013, it was enlisted in the top 10 travel destinations, by TripAdvisor,and ranked first in Asia.
Marvel at historic durbar square, stroll in Thamel streets, hunt for momo, enjoy bird’s eye view from Swayambhunath, circumambulate Boudhanath stupa, or indulge in evening aarati at Pashupatinath. And there’s more… like taking a cooking class or workshop.
|Average Temperature||Winter: average 10 degree Celcius|
Summer: average 28 to 30 degree Celcius
|Next Stopping Point||Pokhara, Nagarkot, Bandipur, Chitwan, Chisapani|
|Major Attractions||Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Changu Narayan, Garden of Dreams, Thamel|
Last updated on March 8, 2020