It is said that king Gun Kamdev founded Kathmandu in the year 723 AD. If you go by the legend, the area was a lake in the past. A Buddhist deity named Manjushri liked the place and wanted habitation there. The Buddhist god then bifurcated the hill to the south and allowed the water to flow out. As the water flowed out, the region became habitable. Of course, this is a Buddhist tradition and is different from the one by Hindus. The origin of the name is still unclear and historians spin new theories every other day according to their whim and fancies. Nevertheless one of the more likely theories is that it was named after Kastha-Mandap ("temple of wood" in Sanskrit). King Laxmi Narashingha Malla commissioned a pagoda carved from the single tree in 1596 and it might be possible that the same pagoda is behind its naming.
Day 1: Visit Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudnath and Hanuman Dhoka Old Royal Palace etc.
Excursions: Visit Patan and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur and the many Royal Squares, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
|Distance from major cities|
|Royal Chitwan||170 kms|
|How to reach there|
|Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu is the sole international airport in Nepal.|
|Kathmandu has a good road network. There are several land routes that you may take from India to reach Kathmandu. From Gorakhpur, there are several modes of land transport that take you across to Nepal and Kathmandu in turn.|
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