'My father's from Australia and my mother was born in India, but she's actually Tibetan. I was born in Katmandu, lived there until I was eight and then moved to Australia with my mother and father. So yeah, I'm very mixed up, been to many different schools,' says Kathmandu-born actress Dichen Lachman.
Whether one is barreling through the traffic ridden ways of the old town in a rickshaw, wandering about the medieval sanctuaries or avoiding trekking touts in the hiker locale of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an inebriating and stunning place. Walk around the backstreets and Kathmandu's immortal social and imaginative legacy will uncover itself in shrouded sanctuaries flooding with marigolds, patios brimming with drying chillies and rice, and little hobbit-sized workshops. This unendingly intriguing, now and again rankling city has enough sights to keep anybody occupied for at least a week, yet make sure to leave its explorer to investigate the 'genuine Nepal'.
Which Budget Hotels in Kathmandu Can Travelers Access?
Of the cheap hotels in Kathmandu, Holy Lodge Nepal located in the heart of the city is one of the highest rated. It is just few miles away from famous landmarks such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath temple. It also has very decent rooms which offer very comfortable beds for guests and all that under a budget. Khangsar Guest House Pvt. Ltd. is another good hotel in the area which offers wonderful stay packages for tourists. Another two Kathmandu hotels which fall in the category includes Kathmandu Guest House and Peak Point Hotel which also provide great discounts to corporate clients on stay. Also, they offer some complimentary services as well.
Which Luxury Hotels in Kathmandu Can Travelers Access?
In the luxury segment, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is one of the most favored hotels in Kathmandu. This stunning hotel is built on 32 acres of property and is only half mile from the Pashupatinath Temple. Hotel Yak and Yeti and The Malla Hotel are also two of the best high-end hotels in Kathmandu that is located right in the heart of the city. Both hotels offer great services to their clients, right from the minute they walk in. Another hotel in the category is Hotel Annapurna; which lets its guests experience the finest in Kathmandu's hospitality industry.
What All is There to Experience in Kathmandu?
Katmandu is one of those few cities in the world which manage to radiate a very original vibe of their own. Kathmandu has lots of attractions for tourists to check out. Its neighborhood of Thamel is famed for its nightlife, shopping and outdoor recreation spots. Being very religiously influenced, the city has some of the best temples in the world. Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Dakshinkali Temples are few of the most visited temples in the entire city. Tourists and pilgrims from all across the world go visiting them. For those looking to get an experience of nature would want to visit the Langtang National Park, which is known for being a paradise for backpackers and hikers essentially.