|Pack of cigarettes||$1.46|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.02|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$3.13|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.50|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$120.34|
Traveling is a good way to gain some knowledge and insight on a country’s rich culture and traditions, such as Kathmandu. Known as the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the largest urban area of the aforementioned country. Most travelers tend to travel in more popular and mainstream tourist hot spots. Not many know however, that this capital of Nepal is rich with history and culture and offers an abundance of sights and sounds which can be appreciated by true travelers.
There are several cheap flights to Kathmandu. All you have to do is make the time and effort to do some research online. Nepal is naturally a country with a rich religious history and for this reason, many temple structures can be easily found within the area. One famous must see religious site is the Bouddhanath Stupa which was declared as a UNESCO site in 1979. Other temples worth visiting while in Kathmandu include Swayambhunath Temple, the Pashupatinath Temple and the Dakshkali. When visiting these temples however, it is important to keep proper decorum and avoid defacing and structure as to this is obviously a sacred place.
When visiting Kathmandu or any country for that matter, it is important to get the feel and culture of the place. While in the area, why not visit the Kumari Chowk. Also known as Kumaro Bahal, this palace-like home is where a virgin girl, though to be the human form of the goddess Durga. Travelers can also get some tranquil time with nature when they visit Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. While visiting the park, travelers can mountain bike or hike while appreciating what nature has to offer.
Like any responsible traveller, it is wise to find a place to stay in Kathmandu before traveling to the area. There is a wide variety of hotels in Kathmandu. One good place to stay is the Dwarika’s Hotel. It is a beautiful quaint hotel which has calming surroundings, although located in the midst of the city. If you prefer a regular type of international hotel, one can easily book a room in Hotel Tibet International and the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. It is best however, to stay in a place which can offer free meals or packaged meals with the accommodation to save on money. Once you have found your cheap flights to Kathmandu, you then need to make a list of initial places to visit while in the area.