Here’s the ultimate list of the top 10 things to do in Kathmandu: 1. Stroll around Thamel: While you are looking for things to do in Kathmandu Valley and you are not sure of where to start, then take a stroll in the vibrant streets of Thamel. You will come across various types of restaurants shops and numerous sign boards which will surely give you an idea about your next activity. Visit the nearby Garden of Dreams and bask in sun and read your favorite book or go wild buying the beautiful pashmina shawls. Thamel offers variety of activities for your varied tastes. Look around and you will find an excess of all things imaginable; souvenirs shops, knockoffs, groceries, fancy restaurants, cheap tattoo parlors, trekking and tour companies etc. You can find hidden treasures of all sorts as you discover some nice shops and best restaurants while you explore the hidden alleys of Thamel. 2. Enjoy the view from Swyambhunath Temple: Swayambhnath is built on the site on one of the oldest religious structures in Nepal initially dating from 5 AD. […]
Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture and economy. It has a multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Tourism is an important part of the economy as the city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The city of Kathmandu is named after Kasthamandap temple, which stood in Durbar Square. In Sanskrit, Kastha means “wood” and Mandap means “covered shelter”. This temple, also known as Maru Satta: in the Newar language, was built in 1596 by Biseth in the period of King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.