This city is the tourism hub and capital city and one of thee main city situated in the Kathmandu Valley. The other two cities are Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). Situated at an altitude of 1336 meter, the Kathmandu Valley covers an area of 218 square miles
Pashupatinath Temple is of Lord Shiva - Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors. It is famous for its marvelous architecture. One can observe the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Basmati River.
Airways - Its base is Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. There are flights from Bangkok, Vienna, Sharjah, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dhaka, Karachi, Soul, Osaka, Shanghai, Paro, Lhasa, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Varanasi. The operators are Nepal airlines , Thai international Airways, Qatar Airways, Korean air, Saudi Arabian airlines, Indian Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Gulf Air, Air Sahara, Jet Airways, Austrian Air, China south east airlines, China air, Druk Air fly to Nepal regularly. The Airport is situated in the middle of town with flights to Kathmandu, Jomsom, Manang, Bhairahawa and Bhadrapur. Helicopters to Manang and Jomsom are also available for charter. Everest Air offers a mountain flight from Pokhara that takes you on an aerial sightseeing tour of the western Himalaya.
Railways – Nepal has railway connections with its neighboring country, India. Two stretches of railway are Raxaul (India) to Amlekhganj (Nepal) and the other is Raxaul (India) to Janakpur (Nepal). Buses are available for Kathmandu from Janakpur and Amlekhganj. All the bordering towns of Indo - Nepal are served by Indian Railway system.
Roadways - Roadways are the only other alternatives. Roads are good and have developed in the last few years.