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Kathmandu Valley is the capital city of Nepal. Located at the country’s centre, Kathmandu Valley spreads over 600 square kilometres. Kathmandu Valley holds the Kingdom’s three largest cities, including Kathmandu and contains several small towns and villages. This valley has been a great tourist attraction as it has more than 130 historical monuments, including pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Being the most crowded area in Nepal, Kathmandu Valley has seven World Heritage Sites designated, which are worth spending time and exploring.

It is an economic epicentre of Nepal and is rich with industries, natural beauty and tourism hotspots. In the aftermath of the earthquake in 2015, the valley has restored most of its tourist monuments and infrastructure.

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Nepal is mainly filled with Hindus and Buddhists. 82% of the population are Hindus and about 8% of the population are Buddhists. Dussera is the longest and the most important festival in Nepal. Most of the Hindu festivals include music and dance along with different types of food.


Kathmandu Valley has its own Mythology stories as to how the place came into existence. It is said that this valley was, in fact, a huge lake several years ago. The history says that Manjushri, who was a Tibetan Saint landed in Kathmandu. He saw a beautiful lotus flower in the middle of the lake and wanted to get hold of it. He cut the Chobhar ridge with his powerful sword that drained all the waters of the lake. This division can now be seen as a deep gorge. But according to geology, the waters of the lake did not drain at once but in phases. As and when the Southern Valley grew 3cm each year, the lake started to move towards the north. The lake started to shrink which resulted in the formation of bare land.

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Kathmandu Durbar Square - One of the 3 Durbar Palaces
Pashupatinath Temple - Most Famous Temple in Kathmandu

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What is the best time to visit Kathmandu valley?

Visiting Kathmandu Valley during the monsoon is not advised as one may not be able to explore the attractions due to heavy rains and it is also dangerous to trek during this time of the year. The monsoon in Kathmandu ends around the month of September. Kathmandu Valley offers stunning views just after monsoon, that is October- December. In December, the weather in Kathmandu gets very dry and cold. Sometimes the temperature drops down to minus degree.  
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What is the best way to reach Kathmandu valley?

The closest airport to Kathmandu Valley Is Tribhuvan International Airport which is located to the east of Kathmandu. Hence, reaching the valley from the airport is not a problem at all. It is also easy to travel via bus as most of the buses’ main destination will be Kathmandu.
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What are the places near Kathmandu valley?

The top places near to Kathmandu valley are Kathmandu which is 1 km from Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot which is located 18 km from Kathmandu valley, Pokhara which is located 142 km from Kathmandu valley, Janakpur which is located 125 km from Kathmandu valley, Lumbini which is located 177 km from Kathmandu valley

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