FAQ About Kathmandu
Kathmandu city trips come with some interesting facts and Faqs (frequently asked questions). It can help travelers who wish to explore the cultural, historical, religious, archeological, and thrilling avenues of Kathmandu. Kathmandu valley comprises three major districts Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. All these districts existed from the medieval era.
- What are some interesting facts about Kathmandu?
- Who are the ethnic groups of Kathmandu?
- What is the official language of Kathmandu valley?
- What are the major festivals of people in Kathmandu?
- What are the famous tourist sites in Kathmandu?
- What is the weather of Kathmandu?
- Where is Kathmandu?
- How to reach Kathmandu?
What are some interesting facts about Kathmandu?
• The whole of Kathmandu comprises three significant districts: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.
• Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. Every year thousands of tourists from multiple nationalities discover Nepal, as they initially start from Kathmandu.
• Kathmandu city is known as the city of temples.
• Kathmandu valley sets the benchmark of ancient civilizations which has many significant medieval monuments, temples, monasteries, architectures, stone carvings, etc.
• Hinduism and Buddhism are the two dominant religion in Kathmandu.
• Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur were independent states during the medieval era ruled by Mallas, Kirats, Ranas, Lichhivi Kings.
• Narayanhiti Museum used to be the Royal palace Shah kings of Nepal till 2008.
• Kathmandu valley alone has seven out of ten UNESCO cultural heritage sites of Nepal.
• Marijuana was legal in Kathmandu during the Hippies era until the ’70s. Freak Street in Basantapur, Kathmandu used to be the marijuana hub for hippies. But currently, there are tourist shops and restaurants in Freak Street
• Newars are involved in indigenous Jatras, festivals, and music almost all years round which is another point of attraction in Kathmandu.
Who are the ethnic groups of Kathmandu?
Newari peoples are the indigenous people of Kathmandu. But ethnic groups such as Brahmins, Chhetris, Tamang, Sherpas, Gurungs, Marwaris, Muslims, Magars, Sherpas, Limbus and Rais are living for many years with peace and harmony.Back to Index
What is the official language of Kathmandu valley?
Nepali and Nepal Bhasa are the official languages of Kathmandu valley. However, English and Hindi are also equally understood in Kathmandu.Back to Index
What are the major festivals of people in Kathmandu?
Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Lhosar, Buddhajayanti, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Puja, Ghode Jatra, Machindranath Rath Jatra, Chhat Puja, etc. are some famous festivals in Kathmandu. Furthermore, Christmas and English new year celebration are also common among locals and foreigners.Back to Index
What are the famous tourist sites in Kathmandu?
Thamel, Newroad, Basantapur are very popular among tourist in Kathmandu for hotels, restaurants, pubs, lodges, and bars. Furthermore, for sightseeing durbar square of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Changunarayan, Budhanilkantha, Godawari, Sankhu, Nagarjun hills, Dakshinkali, etc. are some frequently explored sightseeing destination in Kathmandu.Back to Index
What is the weather of Kathmandu?
The temperature of Kathmandu is moderate i.e., it’s neither too hot nor too cold. Tourism in Kathmandu is favorable all year round. Kathmandu usually has warm weather followed by cooler nights and morning.Back to Index
Where is Kathmandu?
Kathmandu is at the central region of province-3 in Nepal. It is the capital and largest metropolitan of Nepal. Kathmandu valley is also known as Nepal valley or Nepa Valley. Kathmandu city stands at an altitude of 1400m above sea level in a bowl-shaped canyon.Back to Index
How to reach Kathmandu?
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal which is at Kathmandu from where a traveler can reach Kathmandu. In addition to this, there are few road routes from India (i.e., six border routes) and China (i.e., only one border route).Back to Index