| The Kathmandu valley is named after
Kasthamandap, an imposing pagoda near Hanumandhoka. From the history, the
city was built in 723 A.D. It is surrounded by green mountains, above
which tower mighty snow capped peaks. It consists of three main cities of
great historic and cultural interest, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The
Kathmandu valley covers 218sq. miles. It is situated at 1340 meters above
sea level. Some tourist pronounce Kathmandu as Katmandu or Katmando
For most visitors to Nepal, the Kathmandu valley is their arrival point and the focus of their visit. This small valley sheltered by mountains is the historical centre of Nepal.
Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur are the places where temples, shrines and palaces were made and re-made. From Kathmandu valley, Nepalese art and culture were also developed and refined in many stages. Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur each have their own artistic, architectural and historical background . Beyond the cities there are hundreds of temples and shrines, traditional villages, agricultural scenes and many more beauties are present in Nepal.
Machendranath Temple, Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanumandhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak, Jaisidewal, Mahakalsthan, Bhadrakali Temple, Baluju Water Garden, Swayambhunath, National History Museum, Pashupatinath Temple, Guheswari Temple, Chabahil Stupa, Chandra Vinayak, Bouddanath, Kirtipur (historical town) Dakshinkali temple.
Kathmandu has every type of accommodation facilities that a tourist might ask for. This ranges from the international standard star hotel to budget hotels and lodges.
New Pokhara Lodge, Lake side Pokhara
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The Everest Hotel *****
Soaltee crowne Plaza *****
Yak & Yeti *****
Radisson Hotel *****
Tibet Guest House
Hotel Shangri-la Katmandu
Pokhara is a very beautiful City in Nepal. Click in the picture to view in enlarge size.
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