Kathmandu is the capital of the kingdom, situated in a valley which is an open air museum of famous sites, ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas and are inspiring deities, is a city of inexhaustible historic artistic and cultural interest. Several beautiful and interesting villages and towns surrounding the valley offer ideal destinations for mini treks. The dazzling Himalayan peaks are visible from several points on the mountains around the valley.
The capital is quite upto date in terms of comfort and convenience boasting
luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and casinos. Transportation is
convenient and inexpensive. Medical service is quite good. Shoppers may
purchase unusual gifts and souvenirs from an interesting assortment of
items such as handicrafts, carpets, wooden art works, bronze casting and
metal work, thankas, Nepli paper prints and readymade garments.
not consecrated to one or the other of the Hindu or Buddhist deities " wrote a foreigner a long time ago.
city of Kathmandu was built by king Gun Kamdev in 723 A.D. It is said that
Kathmandu was a lake in the past and was made habitable by Manjushree,
who cut open the hill to south Chovar) as to allow the water of lake to
It was established as a city sanitation Unit ( Saphai Adda ) on B.S.. 1976. Later on it was changed to Municipality Office during the primership of Bhim Shamsher J.B. Rana on B.S. 1988. After the destructive tremor of 1990 BS ( 1993AD ) modern urbanization was started and roads were planned For the first time municipality office distributed the land plots in concessional rates to the people . During the Primership of Padma Shamsher J.B.Rana a city Municipality board was formed but it could not function and all representative resigned.
After the democracy movement of B.S. 2007 (1950 AD ) Municipality Act was passed and Kathmandu City was divided into 18 sectors and 18 members were elected to form the municipality Board on B.S. 2110.
While the historic change took place in BS 2017 City Panchayat was established
as per City Panchayat Act 2019.
Presently KMC us pacing forwards the sustainable development in the leadership of Mayor Keshav Sthapit. He has been elected by the citizens of KMC with 84600 votes in 1997 A.D.
The metropolis is responsible for plans preparation supervision and
execution of urban development activities. There is an executive secretary
and an assistant executive officer deputed by Ministry of local Development.
The fiscal years starts from July 15, next year. The total budget of
kathmandu Metropolitan City for the fiscal year 1997/1998 is about US$