Kathmandu: The capital city of Nepal

Kathmandu: The capital city of Nepal

Study Info CentreSun Nov 22 2020

Kathmandu: The capital city of Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is also densely populated in comparison to other cities. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Also known as the city of temples, the city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above sea level in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal.

 Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. It was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy.

Weather and climatic conditions of Kathmandu 

Kathmandu Valley falls within the warm temperate zone, where the climate is fairly temperate, atypical for the region. Under Köppen's climate classification, portions of the city with lower elevations have a humid subtropical climate, while portions of the city with higher elevations generally have a subtropical highland climate. The city generally has a climate with warm days followed by cool nights and mornings.

Famous landmarks of Kathmandu

Kathmandu is particularly famous for its religious monuments. Various temples, monasteries, and stupa adorn the city's landscape. The Pashupatinath Temple, Changu Narayan, Swayambhunath etc. are famous for their stunning, intricate religious artworks.

Universities and Colleges in Kathmandu

Kathmandu offers every kind of study course and college a student is looking for. Tribhuvan University affiliated colleges, Pokhara University affiliated colleges, Purbanchal University affiliated colleges and some foreign universities affiliated colleges, you can choose accordingly as per your course. 

Pulchowk Campus, affiliated to Tribhuvan University and is considered the best engineering college all over Nepal. Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) is the best management college. College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) is the first and best IT college in Kathmandu.

Food in Kathmandu

The staple food of most people in Kathmandu is dal bhat. This consists of rice and lentil soup, generally served with vegetable curries, achar and sometimes Chutney. Momo, a type of Nepali version of Tibetan dumpling, has become prominent in Nepal with many street vendors and restaurants selling it. 

It is one of the most popular fast foods in Kathmandu. Consumption of beef is very uncommon and considered taboo in many places. Consumption of buff meat is very common. The Muslims forbid eating buff as from Quran while Hindus eat all varieties except beef as they consider the cow to be a goddess and symbol of purity.

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