Kathmandu Nepal

  The Kathmandu valley is named after Kasthamandap, an imposing pagoda near Hanumandhoka. From the history, the city was built in 723 A.D. Kathmandu a shangrila city of Nepal is novelty destination for many traveller. It is surrounded by green mountains, snow peaks, Kathmandu is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture. Kathmandu also known as a living museum of ancient temples, palaces, shrines, squares and courtyards. Kathmandu also famous  as a fairly tale land of kings, queens, princes, princesses and living goddesses - still worshipped today. 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 or catmando.

          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 andPashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu Nepal 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 Kathmandu Nepal.

Major sightseeing places in Kathmandu city

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  :- New Pokhara Lodge is an ideal place for peace loving travellers, It is 100 meters back from the main road. So Lodge is much more peace and quite then other street hotels and lodges. It has luxurious rooms with wall to wall carpet as well as small Tibetan carpet in the middle of the room, private Bath tub, bath and shower, Mountain view room, 35 channel Cable television including BBC, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Espn, Ten Sport, Star world etc. Hundreds of visitor have written their comments in the hotel guest book about their stay, food and staffs. Of course you can view best Annapurna range mountain from some rooms as well as from roof top. E-mail



Hotel De L'Annapurna Kathmandu ***** :- Hotel De L'Annapurna with its 160 distinctly appointed rooms provides you value for money accommodation backed with personalized service and a complete range of business facilities in Kathmandu. With its most central location, minutes away from the city's shopping hub, Hotel De L'Annapurna also offers you a wide range of international cuisine through its" Coffee Shop" and two specialty restaurants, " Ariniko Room and "Ghar-e-Kabab".
The Everest Hotel Kathmandu ***** :-
The seven story Everest Hotel rises where the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur meet and thus forms the perfect base from which to explore these historic places. each of its 162 well-appointed rooms is a cocoon of comfort: double beds mini bar, international television programs, direct dialing and 24 hours room services. Its roof top complex , dubbed seventh Heavens, is an oasis of delight , housing the hotels premier restaurant and bar and offering mesmerizing views of the Himalaya as well of the cities. Its fitness center with sauna and weight room, relaxing swimming pool, and the stylish Casino Everest round out the hotel's luxury offerings.  
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Hotel
***** :- A luxury 5 star Hyatt Regency Kathmandu hotel is situated 10 km from the city centre of Kathmandu, Nepal, on the road to Boudhanath Stupa. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu hotel is 4 km from Tribhuvan International Airport and very close to the business district and shopping areas.
Radisson Hotel Kathmandu ***** :-
The Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, ideally located adjacent to the Royal Palace and surrounded by embassies and consulates, it well suited for both business and leisure travelers. Each of the hotel's 172 rooms and suites is fully equipped with individual air-conditioning /heating , hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in room safety deposits boxes, satellite television and full mini bar. Business class rooms are also have IDD telephones lines with data port facility. The hotel also features two full services restaurants and lobby bar, six conference and meeting halls with capacity of 800 delegates swimming pool, pool cafe, health and spa center and a guest service team that will provide information on key sites, transport services, health issue and local foods. The hotel also offer five additional rooms for conferences.
Soaltee Hotel ( Crown Plaza ) Kathmandu ***** :-
Located in a quite neighborhood in the suburbs of Tahachal, the Soaltee Crown Plaza Kathmandu is the finest name among the luxury hotels in Kathmandu. With 286 world class rooms, it remains the largest and best hotel in Kathmandu. Tastefully designed in traditional red bricks, it houses five restaurants and one bar. The Italian  " Alfresco" and the highly acclaimed " Bukhara" renowned for its tandoori cooking and considered to the best in the world for North west Frontier Regions food. The health club offer Turkish  and sauna bath , gymnasium, swimming pool and Tennis court. Megha Malhar convention centre , an international standard meeting and conference venue, recognized among the best in Asia, can accommodate 18 people meeting up to 1000 peoples banquet party Casino Nepal, the first casino in this Himalayan Kingdom., is open 24 hours.
Hotel Yak & Yeti Kathmandu ***** :-
The Yak & Yeti, housed in a 19th century neo-classic Rana palace, is a legend in its self. With some truly remarkable ball-rooms and banquet hall dating back to the rana regime, it is here that the opulence of by gone era is joined with the modern technology  and service with five star travellers  have come to expect. The hotels 270 rooms are well decorated  with elements of carved wood and local textile. The Casino Royal is housed in an enchanting old palace wing of the hotel.
Hotel Shangri-la Kathmandu **** :-
One of the most luxuries hotels in town, Hotel Shangri-La is located in the burgeoning business belt of lazimpat, just north of the Royal Palace. This elegant property is renowned for its superb service  and the prize winning Shambala Garden showcasing literally hundreds of indigenous flowers. Savoring the culinary delights prepared by its adept and versatile international chef in the serene Garden Cafe, or either French or Chinese restaurants, is highly recommended.
Hotel Sherpa Kathmandu **** :-
The Hotel Sherpa, conveniently located in central Kathmandu near the Royal place, has 87 luxurious rooms and four restaurants and cafes. Dining amidst the hotels music and dance programs is appealing, and equally appealing is taking a splash in the roof top swimming pool. The hotel Sherpa has its own water treatment facility to produce a steady supply of pure drinking water for the entire hotel.
The Malla Hotel Kathmandu **** :-
Located in close proximity to both the Royal Palace and Thamel, The malla hotel has 125 sophisticated rooms, 50 executives rooms and 20 lavish apartments. All the rooms are equipped with modern facilities, and the apartments are each fitted with a kitchenette and all other essentials. The executive rooms have VIP lounge where guest and their clients are entertained with free drinks and provide first class services. The Malla lovely garden  and swimming pool offer a taste of the sweetness of life in Kathmandu.
Dwarika Hotel *** :-
Dwarika's Hotel is a unique place in South Asia. It is a living example that tourism need not destroy heritage and the environment. On the contrary, it has demonstrated that a proper blending of cultural restoration and tourism leads to the preservation of historical artifacts and contributes to the growth of skills and culture that would otherwise have eroded from the crass commercialism of today
Tibet Guest House ** :-
Hotel Manang Kathmandu *** :-
Hotel Manang is located in Kathmandu's main tourist area, has 55 standard and deluxe rooms and suites of international standard. The roof top " Sundeck Terrace" is for sun bathing as well as for savoring the magnificence 360 degree view of Himalaya.
Hotel Marshyangdi Kathmandu *** :-
An exclusive hotel located in a secluded part of  Thamel with unique views of the Kathmandu valley from the terrace garden. It has 55 rooms including four mini suites equipped with modern amenities. Hotel Marshyangdi offer s fine dining at the "Palace restaurant" with traditional Nepalese cultural program every Monday and Thursday.
Hotel Mountain Kathmandu *** :- Hotel Mountain, located within easy reach of the shopping area of Durbar Marg  and Thamel, offers 15 deluxe and 41 tastefully decorated guest rooms, each equipped with modern amenities like TV and mini bar. Its restaurant and bar serve quality food and drinks.
Hotel Tibet Kathmandu *** :- Hotel Tibet, a newly built property with 55 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms, in spite of being located at Lazimpat, a quite area, is just a walking distance from most of the embassies. The hotel is equipped with back up electric generator, water treatment plant, and other modern amenities for the guest's conveniences. Hotel Tibet is very close to five star Radisson Hotel.
Hotel Utse Kathmandu ** :- The Utse started 25 years ago as one of the first restaurant in Thamel area. Now it is expanded to a 49 room complex of the main Thamel center, the hotel has all modern amenities. The Utse restaurant still serves the same Tibetan - Chinese and continental cuisine in the improved surrounding of a new location of Thamel.
Hotel Dynasty Thamel Kathmandu :- Located in the heart of Kathmandu, Hotel Dynasty offer 34 very spacious, luxuries, air-conditioned and non A/C rooms ranging from standard to super deluxe and suites with modern kitchens.
Kantipur Temple House Kathmandu :- Kantipur Temple house has 32 rooms. This centrally located hotel also has a roof top restaurant.
Hotel Melungtse Pvt. Ltd : The Melungtse Hotel is situated in the city of Kathmandu in the quiet calm and cool atmosphere of the Melungtse region. It offers excellent value for money and service. There are 19 reasonably priced fully fitted and furnished luxurious en-suite rooms each with 24 hour hot and cold running water, telephone, mini-bar. laundry service and Star TV. The hotel also has its own bar and restuarant with a wide selection of western and local.

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