kathmandu TOURISM

Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is now a hub for independent travelers as well as a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets. As a result of considerable urban growth in recent decades, it is now part of one continuous urban area together with Patan to the south.


It is said that king Gun Kamdev founded Kathmandu in the year 723 AD. If you go by the legend, the area was a lake in the past. A Buddhist deity named Manjushri liked the place and wanted habitation there.
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A 218 square miles of land, situated above 4400 ft above sea level with three historic, artistic and cultural towns namely Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur together form what is known as the `Kathmandu Valley'. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts.
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Kathmandu has much to offer shoppers with its many open markets and shops. Westerners will find that they can get great bargains on a number of items there including cashmere (Kathmandu is the capital of the pashmina scarf), hand-crafted goods such as wooden carvings, Tibetan carpets, paintings and hand-made paper products.
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The taste of traditional and modern Napalese cuisine, aromatic spices and an array of exotic flavours. The lore of Nepalese food is entwined with taboos of religion, superstition and caste. This has produced a satisfying, sustaining and healthy cuisine.
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Nepal is a rich and complex mix of different cultures and traditions, melded over thousands of years into a unique whole.
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The helpline services offers help to those that call. kathmandu helpline services offer telephone support offering accces to information, advice or customer services. Police Help Line - Phone: 610284, 610954, Fire Station- Phone: 223897, 221177.
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With our Kathmandu tourist guide you can find tourist information and fun things to do on vacation while browsing the Kathmandu tourist sites by category or location. Use the side links to find more Kathmandu Entertainment, vacation information, hotels, hot travel deals, and restaurants for your Kathmandu travel.
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Kathmandu that is also spelled as Katmandu at times is the present capital of Nepal. It is also the gateway for some of the highest and most mesmerizing Himalayan peaks. This information guide will tell you about facts and figures of Kathmandu. Please go through these figures for they may prove handy in planning your visit to this city.
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Kathmandu city map