Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, which is situated in the Kathmandu Valley, the central region of Nepal. The city itself is located 1296m above sea level and is home to around 1.4 million people. From buying trekking equipment in Thamel or taking a rickshaw ride through traffic-packed alleys of the old part of the city or simply visiting the fascinating buildings in Durbar Squares, Kathmandu is truly a place filled with warmth.
While the natural beauty of the city fascinates travelers to throng Kathmandu year after year, what sets it apart from other tourist destinations is the variety it offers - from spiritual awakening to adventure sports.
Best time to visit Kathmandu
Between October and December is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April.
January and February can be very cold, especially at night, but will reward you with incredible panoramas and quieter trekking trails as there are fewer visitors. Late spring is a beautiful time to travel as the rhododendrons burst into bloom.
From May, heat and humidity levels build until the monsoon rains arrive in June and the clouds obscure the glorious mountain views. Nepal celebrates festivals all year, so there is often a festival or pilgrimage taking place - ask your specialist for more details as the dates often change from year to year.
Ways to travel Kathmandu from India
Indian citizens need not require a visa to make an entry to Nepal. However, if traveling by air, Indian citizens must show a valid passport or Voter ID when checking in, and at immigration. Aadhar Card is not a satisfactory form of identification. If traveling overland, other forms of government-issued identification can be used at border crossings.
Delhi to Kathmandu
If you want to fly (and get some incredible Himalayan views), Delhi to Kathmandu is the least expensive route by air to Nepal.
Varanasi to Kathmandu
Many people travel overland from Varanasi to Kathmandu -- either by bus, or train and bus combination. It takes less time than overland from Delhi. It's also possible to fly. However, it's much costlier than from Delhi and there are very few direct flights.
Kolkata to Kathmandu
Nepal-based Buddha air operates three direct flights a week from Kolkata to Kathmandu -- on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The flights depart at 9.05 a.m. and the flight time is about 90 minutes.
Major tourist attractions in Nepal
Make your holidays a memorable one by planning a trip to Kathmandu!