Kathmandu is the lifeline of Nepal, and this cannot be ruled out. The thriving capital city is in fact a perfect reflection of the country, and thus, have a plethora of authentic Nepal experiences to offer. The city alone has four out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, and two around it. There are some stunning Buddhist stupas; one of the most important Hindu shrines in the world; some great markets for shopping, and plenty of restaurants and cafes to hangout at. It is suitable to say if you have limited time to explore Nepal, Kathmandu is the quintessential travel destination. Here’s the Kathmandu travel guide that’ll help you explore the capital city better.
Kathmandu is well-connected by air and has two airports – International and Domestic. From India and China, Kathmandu can be reached by road as well. There are bus services between Lhasa and Kathmandu. Since India fringes Nepal from three sides, there are a number of ways to reach Kathmandu by road from the country.
Airport to Thamel Taxi Fare: NPR 500 – 700 (current rate)
You will never have to worry about where to stay in Kathmandu. Being the capital city and a thriving hub of tourists, Kathmandu is replete with places to stay ranging from budget hotels to hostels, from luxury accommodations to homestays.
Thamel is the most popular staying options in Kathmandu for tourists. It is a market area which is crammed with usually budget to mid-range hotels. Golkupakha is another place where you can book your hotel or hostel in Kathmandu. Homestays can be found at different places in the city, so can be the high-end hotels. On an average the accommodation in Kathmandu ranges from $7 to $300.
Kathmandu like any Asian destination’s capital, offers a melange of modern and traditional world. Therefore, you have a good chance to witness the best of Nepal in Kathmandu. In a nutshell, Kathmandu is dotted with Buddhist religious sites, Hindu temples, markets, monuments, and casinos. Let me categorize the top places to visit in Kathmandu for your ease.
You have plenty to keep you engaged in Kathmandu apart from the sightseeing places. The capital city is a brilliant hub for food lovers, culture aficionados as well as fitness buffs. Apart from this, the city has several other experiences to relish and make the most of a holiday in Nepal. Here are some of the top things to do in Kathmandu.
You’re going to love food in Nepal, everywhere you go, and Kathmandu is no exception. In fact, there are more places to choose where and what to eat in Kathmandu. One has options ranging from local cuisine to international cuisines to try like Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese etc. Here are some of the top dishes to eat in Kathmandu and a comprehensive list of where to eat in the city.
The entire Kathmandu Valley has so much on offer for a tourist right from culture to history to nature that one can be spoilt for choice. Some of the top places to visit that are situated at a short distance away, and thus can be enjoyed visiting in a day-trip from Kathmandu. Here are some must-see places around Kathmandu.
Hope this blog has answered all your questions about visiting Kathmandu. However, we believe, each experience is different, and thus, when you are visiting Kathmandu, we would like you to have your own way of exploring it. Use this travel guide for basic guidance, and then create a travel itinerary on your own accord.
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