When people hear Nepal, the first things to come to mind are the Himalayas, Asian religions and exotic Eastern culture. The mere mention of the country’s name raises curiosity and a longing to experience Eastern charm and mysticism. The country does not disappoint since the culture and festivals in Kathmandu are among the most colorful and unique in South Asia.
Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital. It is also the largest, busiest and most tourist-friendly. Any and all tourist activities in Nepal begin in Kathmandu. The city itself is a leading tourist attraction for its many palaces, temples, structures and streets that have remained untouched through the centuries. There are no modern structures here but the ancient architecture and Mother Nature’s charm are enough to make up for the country’s lack in modern facilities and comfort. There is also much to be desired in infrastructure. Many of the roads, including the major ones, are potholed and unpaved, making local travels slow and uncomfortable. Yet, tourists continue to pour in. [Read more…]