At an altitude of 1336m above sea level and covering an area of 218 sq. miles, Kathmandu, the heart of Nepal, is the capital city and the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. It is the home of the ancient and sophisticated Newari culture. The Newars are the indigenous inhabitants of the Valley and the creators of the splendid civilization of its three cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
The city has grown over time from a small town founded in 8th century with quirky alleys to a bustling metropolis with now over a million inhabitants. Rich cultural and architectural heritage of the temples and palaces, and the history laden shrines and chaityas makes the city a wonder to explore.