Popular travel guidebook Lonely Planet has included Kathmandu in its ‘Best in Travel 2019: Top Cities’ list.
Kathmandu features at 5th position on the list of 10 cities across the world “primed to capture travelers’ imaginations”, according to Lonely Planet.
“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 guide book writes, adding: “Sure, there’s work to do restoring the magnificent monuments that crumbled during the disaster, but 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.
There’s even reliable electricity as wi-fi as bonus creature comforts in the atmospheric and maze-like alleyways of the old city.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, tops the list followed by Shenzhen (China), Novi Sad (serbia), Miami (US), Kathmandu (Nepal), Mexico City (Mexico), Dakar (Senegal), Seattle (US), Zadar (Croatia) and Meknes (Morocco).