Kathmandu, October 25, 2018: Lonely Planet, a travel guide website ranked Kathmandu in the top ten list of places to visit in 2019.
Kathmandu was hit by the devastating earthquake in 2015 and many monuments were crumbled. But, now after the satisfactory progress of restoring monuments, Kathmandu is ready for welcoming the foreign tourists. The overall reconstruction work is hailed by the website.
The website wrote, “In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, news reports from Kathmandu showed a city broken and in mourning, but today the narrative is all about reconstruction and rejuvenation.”
The article continues stating, “The historic sites are being returned to their former glory, and moves to calm the city’s infamous traffic, smog, and noise have made Kathmandu more liveable than it has been in decades.”
The availability of reliable electricity and internet facility, both incentives for incoming tourists were also mentioned in the article as, “There are even reliable electricity and wi-fi as bonus creature comforts in the atmospheric and maze-like alleyways of the old city.”
Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s editorial director shared to CNN, “It remains the doorstep to the Himalayas, with medieval architecture, great food and nightlife and increasing wellness offerings,” in reference to Kathmandu. He added, “It’s also much quieter than it has been in the past with cars banned from the historic centre and motor horns banned across the Kathmandu Valley,”
The first in the top 10 list is Copenhagen city in Denmark.