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Bhaktapur, lying 13 km to the east of Kathmandu, is linked with Nepal's all major cities by road. Besides, the Arniko Highway, which passes through Bhaktapur, also connects it with Lhasa and beyond in the People's Republic of China. Kathmandu, in its turn, is linked with various cities in Asia and Europe by air. Presently, Kathmandu has air connection with Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Calcutta, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Karachi, Lhasa, London, Moscow, Mumbai, Osaka, Paris, Paro, Patna, Singapore, Varanasi and Vienna.


Nepal's time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of the GMT.


Nepal's currency is Rupees. The exchange rate at the end of October 1998 is US $ 01.00 Rs. 67.60. All major international currencies are convertible in Nepal, but visitors are strongly advised to exchange their currencies only through the licensed moneychangers.


The means of transportation available in are rental cars, taxis, public buses and trolley buses. While fares of rental cars and taxis come between Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 depending on the time visitors make them wait. However, visitors are advised to negotiate the fare in advance. The Tourist Motor Park in Bhaktapur is located near Bhaktapur's Small Industrial Area. The mini-buses plying between Bhaktapur and Kathmandu have their terminal near the historic Na-Pukhu and Barhe-Pukhu (Kamal Pokhari) ponds. The fare is Rs. 6.00 per passenger. The trolley bus has its terminal at Surya Vinayak on the Arniko Highway. The fare is Rs. 4.00 per passenger.

Rental cars are easy to find in Bhaktapur. Visitors can hire them for going to places like Nagarkot (20 km, northeast), Changu Narayan (6 km, north), Banepa (13 km, east), Dhulikhel (17 km, east) and other places of interest.

For Further Information Contac:
Bhaktapur Municipality

Durbar Squae, Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Phone: 610310, 610096, 613043; Fax: 613206;

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