Kathmandu is the biggest city of Nepal. It is the only
metropolitan city in Nepal. It is located in the valley surrounded
by lofty mountains. It enjoys a pleasant climate almost all the
year round. Its history is rich and traditions from the past like
worshipping the virgin girl as a goddess is still in practice.
The city is located in the north western part of the valley. River
Bagmati flows through the city. The Kathmandu valley is fertile,
flat and compact. It is situated at an altitude of 1,200 to 1,500
m, the valley has an area of only 570 sq km .
The city has a record seven World Heritage sites declared by
UNESCO. These architectural and civic wonders are monuments to
Nepal's past prosperity, artistry, and religiosity which make the
valley a living museum.
It is the only Hindu kingdom and deeply religious. Though it had a
Maoist government in power it continues to be religious.
The people of the area rely on tourists for their livelihood and
are naturally keen to befriend visitors.
The casinos and the adventure tours like trekking and hiking bring
in the maximum revenue to Nepal.
The Kathmandu Valley is on an altitude of 4,297ft (1,310m) and
enjoys a mild climate most of the year,.
Summer temperatures range from 67-81°F (19-27°C), May and June can
be very hot and humid until the monsoon rains brings respite.
Winter temperatures are between 36 and 68°F (2-20°C). It is
November to February when the weather is dry, but can be very cold,
especially at night.
Rainy monsoon season between June and August, has a rainfall of
between 7.8-14.7 inches (200-375mm) in Kathmandu.
Both spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are
pleasant with occasional short bursts of rain and is the preferred
Hinduism and Buddhism are two major religions in Nepal and a
remarkable homogeneity exists between the two communities.
Casinos – In Kathmandu the casinos are a major source of revenue
and income. They remain open 24 hours . They have scintillating
night-life in the 4 Casinos of Nepal.
Culture Shows - Almost every up-scale restaurant and hosts a
nightly culture show complete with local dances, music, songs and
Local Bands in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara are quite
popular and stay open at times beyond 10pm curfew. Discos are
becoming popular and dancing sometimes breaks out at local bars.
Caution: with over 50 ethnic groups, drunken brawls are not
uncommon whenever people are warmed up enough to cut-a-rug.
Nepalese love Hindi or Bollywood movies a few places now show
English language movies that are about 6 months behind their market
release. There are some restaurants where if you dine you get to
watch a pirated English movie.
In Kathmandu there are many discotheques: Babylon, Club 2000,Club
Dynasty etc. and bars.