KATHMANDU CITY founded in a vast valley after draining a large lake, legends abound in this remarkable city and every street has a shrine or two. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed in Kathmandu valley from time immemorial and the valley residents make a little distinction as they worship in both Hindu and Buddhist shrines.


  • Kathmandu is Nepal’s metropolis
  • Mount Everest is 240 kilometres away from Kathmandu. Mount Everest can be viewed from Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu’s temples are full of religious artworks.
  • Nepal is a landlocked country.
  • According to geologists, Kathmandu Valley used to be a big lake.
  • Hinduism is the dominant religion in Kathmandu.


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