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  • Kathmandu - Description of the City
  • Getting to Kathmandu

Kathmandu-- Kathmandu is the capital of the kingdom, situated in a valley which is an open air museum of famous sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and are inspiring deities, is a city of inexhaustible historic artistic and cultural interest. Several beautiful and interesting villages and towns surrounding the valley offer ideal destinations for mini treks. The dazzling Himalayan peaks are visible from several points on the mountains around the valley.
The capital is quite upto date in terms of comfort and convenience boasting luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and casinos. Transportation is convenient and inexpensive. Shoppers may purchase unusual gifts and souvenirs from an interesting assortment of items such as handicrafts, carpets, wooden art works, bronze casting and metal work, thankas, Nepali paper prints and readymade garments.
"There are nearly as many temples as there are houses and as many idols as inhabitants here, not being a fountain or river or a hill within its limits that is not consecrated to one or the other of the Hindu or Buddhist deities " - wrote a foreigner a long time ago.
Important places to visit in Kathmandu include the Darbar Square, the Pashupathinath temple, the Swoyambhu Nath Stupa and the Boudha Nath Stupa. In addition most tourists to Kathmandu rave about the Himalyan Mountain flight , which is now one of Nepal's big attractions .

  • By Rail -- Kathmandu is connected to the Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Varanasi. In terms of other International flights , the Kathmandu airport is served by Singapore airlines, Thai Airways, Gulf air and Austrian Airlines.

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