Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of the divinely located country – Nepal - is known as the gateway of the country, whether for its economy or tourism. Kathmandu is located in thebowl-shaped valley in central Nepal, surrounded by four major mountains. It falls under Warm Temperate Zone, and has a monsoon based rainfall. It stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters. One of the marked geographical features is that, eight rivers flow through the Kathamandu city of which the Bagmati, Bishnumati, Dhobikhola, Manohara, Hanumant and Tukucha rivers are main rivers. Kathmandu is the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. Tourism has emerged as the biggest economic activity of the city and the country as well. Tourism, in fact, is called the 'third religion of Nepal’.
Kathmandu Tourist Attractions
The National Museum
Established in 1928, The National Museum is located in the western part of Kathmandu near the Swayambhunath Stupa, and is the most important museum in the country.
Durbar Square, a place of palaces, is located in the old city and has heritage buildings
Kasthamandap is a three storied temple of lord Shiva, which was built under the reign of King Laxmi Narsingha Malla.
Kumari Ghar is a palace in the center of the Kathmandu city, next to the Durbar square.
The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva (Pashupati) in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmand.
The Boudhanath stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal along with Swayambhunath, one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.
Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal.
Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple located near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley on top of a hill at the eastern end of the valley.
Dharahara,also known as the Bhimsen Tower, is a nine-storey tall tower in the center of Kathmandu. It was built in 1832 by the then prime minister Bhimsen Thapa.
The famous temple of the lord Vishnu in the famous Narayanhiti Palace.