Kathmandu visit 2019

Kathmandu visit:

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is the modern city full of tourists especially trekkers; mountaineers casino lovers.

It was once used to be the ultimate destination for Indian travellers, who thronged the place for foreign clothes & other goodies, unavailable in India, during mid 60’s & 70’s. The Bollywood movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna made it must visit place for us.

Pashupati nath temple: The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley,the capital of Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.

This temple complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’s list in 1979.This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river” and is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site.One of the major Festivals of the temple is Maha Shivaratri on which day over 1 million devotees visit here.

Gurdwara Guru Nanak Satsang, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal: Guru Nanak Sat Sang Samiti is the main body of Sikh Community in Nepal. Gurudwara is located at the heart of the city near Bagamati River.The sangat meets everyday in the evening, reciting of the Five Banis (prayers) begins at 7:00 am followed by Sukhmani Sahib. On every Saturday, weekly Gurudwara congregation service begins at 11 am, with an hour of Kirtan by the local youth Jatha.

This is followed by a Gurbani kirtan till 12:45 pm. Langar meals (community kitchen) are served at 1:00 pm. Here they celebrate all the major Gurpurabs: Guru Nanak Jayanti, Baisakhi, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti every year by inviting dignitaries and Ragi Jathas from India. Sikh community here in Kathmandu has been actively participating in social work as well. After the Earthquake, Gurudwara committee was the first to organize and co-ordinate relief activities in and around Kathmandu City. Langar was provided to hundreds of people who took refuge at Gurudwara premises. Relief materials were provided to the Earthquake victims in and around the city.

Best restaurants:

THE FUN CAFÉ (TFC) Discover global cuisines at The Fun Café . Take a culinary trip as you sample dishes from across the world at The Fun Café, located at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu.

This warmly decorated eatery offers international specialities, from local Nepalese dishes to Western fare and Indian favourites. The restaurant offers à la carte menus and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

OLIVE GARDEN: Unwind at elegant Mediterranean restaurant. Decorated with green linens and bright pops of colour, Olive Garden provides a memorable fine-dining experience at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu.

Discuss business with clients while you savour Mediterranean-influenced dishes, or enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetheart—complete with tiramisu or a chocolate truffle torte for dessert. Lunch is also available with prior reservations.

THE TERRACE GARDEN: Enjoy dining with a view at our rooftop restaurant. Located on the roof of Radisson Hotel Kathmandu and accessible from The Coffee Shop, The Terrace Garden offers sumptuous dishes along with attentive service and spectacular fourth-floor views.

You can sip a glass of wine, a beer or a hot beverage in the partly shaded open-air garden area with hard flooring. Take a seat and indulge in light dishes, snacks and beverages while enjoying the lush garden

Kathmandu Airport executive lounge: At the top of the staircase were signs showing that you can access this lounge with a Priority Pass or Lounge Key membership. So even if we weren’t in business class, one of Priority Pass memberships could have gotten us in. As a reminder, here are the most popular cards that come with Priority Pass memberships: The lounge itself was by far the nicest aspect of the airport. Given how much of a mess the rest of the airport was, I was actually very surprised by how nice the lounge was.

It featured plenty of couches, located in two separate areas. The other side of the lounge had more seating, a partitioned off room, and then also a smoking lounge. The lounge had a bar setup with all kinds of liquor and wrapped sandwiches, fruit plates, deli plates, pastries, etc. This lounge is run by Radisson.

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