and Food : Almost every kind of food representing the culinary
many parts of the world, can be found in Kathmandu . Hotels may have
several restaurants under one roof serving wide variety of dishes while individual
restaurants cater several types of cuisine's like Chinese, Indian, Continental,
Japanese, Tibetan, Nepalese etc.
By Air : Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal.
Royal Nepal airlines- the national flag carrier of Nepal and other International
Airlines operate flights to Kathmandu from Bangkok, Colombo, Calcutta, Delhi,
Dhaka, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Karachi, Lhasa, London, Osaka, Paris,
Moscow, Paro, Singapore and Varanasi. The International Airlines operating their
flights into Kathmandu include: Aeroflot, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China
South-West Airlines, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Pakistan International
Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai International.
Transport : Kathmandu is connected with India through the
fertile plains of
the Terai by the most picturesque highways. Visitors are permitted to drive their own
cars but their vehicles must possess an international carnet. There are regular bus
services to Kathmandu from all the border points. The interior parts of the country
are also linked with a number of motorable roads. Buses for the different parts of the
country are available at the Gongabu bus terminal which is located near Balaju.
Air Service : The Royal Nepal Airlines operates an extensive
network of air service in the interior parts of Nepal. It has scheduled flights
from Kathmandu to Taplejung, Bhadrapur, Rajbiraj, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Lukla,
Lamidanda, Tumlingtar, Rumjatar and Biratnagar in the Eastern Development
Region: to Simra, Janakpur, Ramechhap, Jiri, Bharatpur and Meghauli in the Central
Development Region; to Pokhara, Jomsom, Manang, Baglung and Bhairahawa in
the Western Development Region; and to Nepalgunj, Chaurjhahari, Surkhet, Dang,
Dolpa and Jumla in the Mid Western Development region and to Bajura, Baitadi,
Dipayal, Darchula, Mahendranagar, Dhangadi, Tikapur and Sanfehbagar in the
Far-Western Development Region. Besides Royal Nepal Airlines theother domestic
airlines such as Nepal Airways, Everest Air, Asian Helicopters and Necon air also
provide regular and charter services to different popular destinations.
: One of the highlights of a
visit to Nepal is the Mountain Flight,
conducted by the Royal Nepal Airlines and other domestic airlines. There is a
"complete Himalayan panoranma" flight which takes one on an enchanted review of
the entire Nepal Himalayan range.
and Foreign Exchange : The unit
of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee.
One Nepali Rupee is made up of 100 paisa. Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, Rs.
2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50 Rs. 100, Rs. 500, Rs. 1000. Coins come in 1, 2,
5,10, 25, 50, Rs. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, denominations.
Foreign visitors other than the Indian nationals
are required to pay their hotel bills
and air tickets in foreign currency. However the other payments must always be
made in Nepalese currency which can be bought at foreign currency exchange
counter at the airport. The foreign currency exchange counters of different banks are
also opened at different places in the city. Foreign currencies must be exchanged
only through the banks or authorised foreign exchange dealers. Tourists other than
Indian are not allowed to import or export the Indian currency. The rate of exchange
of the foreign currencies are determined by the Nepal Rastra Bank and are
announced in the press daily.
: Banks are open between 10.00 A.M. to 2.30 P.M. from
Thursday and between 10.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. on Fridays. They are closed on
Saturdays and other holidays. Banks are located at the city centres as follows:
- New Road
- Super Market Tel: 220138
2.Nepal Bank Limited - New Road Tel: 220414
3.Nepal Rastra Bank
- Thapathali Tel: 227283
4.Nepal Arab Bank
- Kanti Path Tel: 227181
5.Indo Suez Bank
- Durbar Marg Tel: 228229
- Kantipath Tel: 229333
- Tridevi Marg Tel: 225399
8.Nepal SBI Bank
- Durbar Marg Tel: 225336
Time : Nepal Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes
ahead of Indian Standard Time.
and Drug Stores : The drug houses, dispensaries and pharmaceutical
shops of Kathmandu sell all kinds of medicines, including those imported from
overseas. The major general hospitals in Kathmandu Valley include:
1.Bir Hospital, (Emergency)
2.Birendra Police Hospital, Maharajgunj, Tel: 412630, 412530
3.Infection Disease Hospital, Teku, Tel: 211 344
4.Kanti Hospital (Children), Maharajgunj, Tel: 41 1550, 414798
5.Maternity Hospital, Thapathali, Tel: 214205, 211243
6.Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshor, Tel: 21 3317, 215446
7.Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Tel: 412303, 412808
8.Ayurbedic Hospital, Nardevi Tel :228182
9.Mental Hospital, Lagankhel, Tel: 521333, 521612.
10.Patan Hospital, Lagankhel, Tel: 522266, 521048
11.Bhaktapur Hospital, Doodh Pati, Tel: 610676
1.Veterinary Hospital, Tripureshor,
Kathmandu. Tel: 214190
Newspapers and Magazine : The major newspapers in Kathmandu are: THE
RISING NEPAL (Daily)-English THE KATHMANDU POST-Daily)-English
GORKHAPATRA (Daily)-Nepali. KANTIPUR - (Daily) - Nepali. Besides a
number of other newspapers and magazines local and international are also available
in the book stalls.
Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation has its monthly news bulletin in English, Newari and Nepali.
Contact Here for Details :
: There are many types of entertainments in the city of Kathmandu.
These include theatrical shows including classical and light performances.
The cinema halls in Kathmandu screen Nepali, Indian and movies. There are private
and NAFA galleries in Kathmandu which exhibit and sell all sorts of modern and
Shopping : Shopping
can be very rewarding and exciting in Kathmandu. There are
numerous tourist shops on the main streets and in the arcades of hotels, bursting with
tempting jewelleries, image, carpets, clothes and typical Nepalese crafts. In some of
the small village shops (like Thimi) one can obtain attractive traditional makes and
beautiful potteries. Antiques can be taken out of the country with special permission granted by
the department of Archeology only.