Overview of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley contains 3 major cities of remarkable significance and cultural awareness, namely Kathmandu Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur. Among them, Kathmandu city is the leading traditional and commercial centre of Nepal and is measured to contain the most progressive structure amongst urban parts of Nepal.
From the tourism perspective, economy and cultural heritages, the fellow cities of Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur are essential to Kathmandu. Kathmandu, as the doorway to Nepal Tourism, is the main hub of the country’s economy.
3 Major Cities Of Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the capital and major urban city of Nepal. The city is the built-up central of the Kathmandu Gorge in the Himalayas, which also consists of two fellow cities that are Patan and Bhaktapur, The Kathmandu valley is also famous by its acronym known as 'KTM'.
The city stances at the height of around 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped gorge in the hub of Nepal enclosed by four main mountains, and they are Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. It is occupied by 1,081,845 (2011, Central Bureau of Statistics) inhabitants.
The Kathmandu gorge with its three districts along with Kathmandu District contains a people density of just 97 per square kilometres while Kathmandu metropolitan city consists of a mass of 13,225 per square kilometres. It is so far, the major urban agglomerate in Nepal, along with 20% of the city inhabitants in a part of 5,067 hectares.
Kathmandu is not just the capital of Nepal but also the head office of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal) amongst the five development regions established by the 14 managerial zones of Nepal situated at the chief part of the country. The Central region consists of three zones, and they are Bagmati, Narayani, and Janakpur. Kathmandu lies in the Bagmati Zone.
The city’s amusing history is approximately 2000 years old, as indirect from an engraving in the gorge. Its religious associations are dominantly Hindu trailed by Buddhism. People of other religious views also reside in Kathmandu, offering it a diverse culture. Nepali is the main language of the city, yet many speak the Nepal Bhasa Newari as it is the focus of the Newar people and tradition.
2. Patan (Lalitpur)
Patan also popular as ‘Lalitpur’ known as the City of Artisans, located 5km southeast of Kathmandu, and is residence to the gorge’s optimum craftsmen who preserve ancient practices and the lost wax course, yet creating attractive parts of the statue. The city recollects many of the old attractions with its narrow roads, brick communities and the crowd of fresh-looking Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries (Vihars).
The major sound in Patan is not just vehicles, but also the playing of artisans bent through the sculptures they are making. As in Kathmandu, Hinduism and Buddhism are present here for ages, manipulating one another, and the religious synchronization is classic.
Suspended on a hill at the height of 1,401m, Bhaktapur exactly the City of Followers is the main tourist attraction making visitor’s time enjoyable in Nepal.
With an area of y is also known for pottery and sculpture thoroughly shown on the squares and windows one-to-one.