The capital and the only metropolitan city of Nepal, Kathmandu is nestled in the Kathmandu Valley with four majestic mountains encircling it. This kind of setting has blessed the city with immense natural beauty, complemented by the urban developments, which make it a place worth visiting. Another feature that attracts tourists to this valley is the rich cultural heritage, spanning over almost 2000 years. According to UNESCO, the heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley make up seven Monument Zones.
Tourism of this city is mainly centered on places of religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. The second major chunk of the travel world is shared by the sightseeing tours and adventure sports. Kathmandu serves as the threshold for thrill in other parts of the country. While here, one can go for trekking, hiking, bungee jumping and rafting. Some tourists also come here for recreational yoga courses, held in various private and public institutes.
19.09 sq mi