divine, adventurous and entertaining... the cities of Nepal are a unique
blend of tradition and novelty. Then be it the clinging bells of temples at
Bhaktpur, the beautiful lakes of Pokhara or the casinos at Kathmandu... a
tour to the cities of Nepal introduces you every facet of life. Pack your
bags and get ready to for the journey of lifetime. Come lets discover the
diversity of Nepal cities...
Major Cities of Nepal
As the name means in Hindi, Bhaktpur is the "City of Devotees".
This divine, ancient town is famous for its multi-storeyed pagodas. Bhaktpur
has a calm, soothing and spiritual atmosphere and is one of the most
peaceful cities of Nepal.
Birgunj, the commercial capital of Nepal is the second largest city in the
country, located in the lower Terai plains, near the Indian border. It is
known as the gateway of Nepal because of its location that makes Birgunj a
frequent destination for business travelers, executives of foreign projects
and agencies, overland tourists, pilgrims and other visitors.
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu valley, is the biggest and the most
cosmopolitan city of Nepal. Known as the 'City of Temples', it has great
temples with historic, architectural and religious importance attached to
them. Famous for its rocking casinos, Kathmandu is the meeting point of
various ethnic groups. The unique element of the city is that it is a fabled
capital of convivial pilgrims and carved rose-brick temples as well as a
frenetic sprawl of modern towers and spunky casinos.
Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Lumbini is the birth place of
Lord Buddha. The historical city of Lumbini is blessed with rich natural
setting and astonishing architectural beauty. Located in South-Western Terai
of Nepal, the historic city takes one back to 623 B.C.
Located in the lower Terai region and known as the transport hub for
western Nepal, the town is the starting point of the adventurous treks to
Dopla and Jumla regions. The border crossing, 6 km south of Nepalganj, is
one of the limited number of places where non-Indian foreigners are allowed
to cross the border with India.
The city of fine arts, Patan is the shopping hub of traditional handicrafts
and carpets. The city is blessed with beautiful temples and stupas. The
Phulchokri mountain near Patan is an excellent spot for hiking. The
diversity of the medieval culture has left a rich legacy of impressive
sightseeing in the city attracting tourists from far and wide.
This mystical city is rightly called the "Center of Adventure".
With sky touching mountains and dazzling waterfalls, the city is indeed a
visitors' paradise. In close proximity to nature, this beautiful city of
Nepal offers the most esthetic panoramic view of the Himalayas.