The history of Kathmandu Valley, as told by its architecture


The Kathmandu Valley, which was already called “Nepal” centuries before the emergence of the modern nation-state of that name, is a 220 square mile bowl, 4,000 feet up in the lap of the central Himalaya. Its history begins with a myth which tells of how the Bodhisattva (“Buddha-to-be”) Manjushri came down from the north and cleaved the valley rim to release the waters of an enormous lake, thus rendering the valley habitable for the propagation of the Buddhist faith. Continue reading

Sichuan Airlines starts its daily flights from Chengdu to Kathmandu via Lhasa


Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines has started daily flights on Chengdu-Kathmandu-Chengdu route via Lhasa from Wednesday.The airlines conducted had operated test flight on the route as per the rule of the Chinese government on Tuesday.

Sunil Sharma, managing director of Society Travels — the general sales agent (GSA) of the airline in Nepal, said Sichuan’s Airbus 319 aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 12:43 pm with 85 passengers on board. Continue reading

TripAdvisor’s picks: World’s top 25 destinations, never misses to choose Nepal

PatanTripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site that offers trusted advice from veteran traveler to assist other wanderlust for travelling and planning choices, has come up with the list of destinations winning Travelers’ Choice Award. Based on millions of reviews, TripAdvisor has listed top 25 destinations of the world for 2015.

Among 25 most desired destinations for 2015, Marrakech – Morocco comes on the top. This magical land – full of gardens, mosques, intimate courtyards and history has won most of the travelers’ heart from all over the world.  Siem Reap, the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwest Cambodia, comes second and Istanbul possesses the third position. Continue reading

Malindo Air flies to Nepal from Feb 6

Malindo AirMalaysian based airlines – Malindo Air is beginning its scheduled flights on Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu from February 6.

The airline has appointed Yeti Incentive Travels, a member of Yeti Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Nepal.
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SpiceJet becomes first Indian airline to route Bagdora to Kathmandu.

Fares from Kathmandu to Kolkata via Bagdogra start at Rs 5,078  but be valid on the first 1,000 seats sold on a first come, first service basis.

Kathmandu: SpiceJet has SpiceJetannounced the launch of a new flight connecting Kathmandu and Kolkata via Bagdogra with effect from August 13.

This flight will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Bookings for this flight are now open. The airline is also offering an introductory Continue reading

Kathmandu is in Top 50 cities

KathmKathmanduandu, Nepal – On July 3rd, The Huffington Post published a list of 50 cities to must visit in a lifetime. Venice, Seville and New-York are on the top first, second and third, respectively.
Kathmandu beat 29 other countries and secure to post of 21. The Huffington Post quoted,”Kathmandu is, for many, the gateway to the majestic Himalayas. With its mixture of sadhus, saffron-robed monks, and iconic prayer flags, it’ also one of the most colorful cities on Earth.” Continue reading

Nepal Telecom(NT) installs passport scanners at Tribhuvan International Airport

Passport Scanner in NepalKATHMANDU, June 26: Nepal Telecom (NT) has installed travel documents readers at the immigration counter of Tribhuvan International Airport.

NT has installed five kiosks at TIA and one at the Immigration Office in Anamnagar.

Now onwards, foreign visitors to Nepal do not have to fill up immigration form to get visa as the kiosks read all information in the passport. NT has invested Rs 50 million to install the kiosks. Continue reading

Kathmandu gets third position in TripAdvisor’s top travel destinations on the rise for 2014

400px-800px-IMG_0361_Kathmandu_BodnathTravel ratings website TripAdvisor  has announced its results for the Traveler’s’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise.

Highlighting 54 places across the globe, the spots were selected based on data collected from millions of TripAdvisor user searches and reviews. These were the places that have seen the “greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest”, said the travel search engine. Continue reading

Kathmandu listed in Top 10 places to visit in 2013

KATHMANDU, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Worldwide renowned travel advisory website–the–has listed Nepali capital Kathmandu in its top 10 best places to visit in Asia.

Headquartered in the USA, the travel website, which operates internationally, including the UK, France, Germany, China, Spain, India, Canada, Australia and Russia, has recently released its best 25 destinations in Asia to visit in 2013. Continue reading