KATHMANDU (RIDE ON BIKE)

bike ride from dillibazar height - new road- kings way- gaushala N mitra park back music*: life in technicolor (instrumental)* bought from itune ##note: music copyright belongs to coldplay## for more information: http://www.coldplay.com/index.php Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमांडौ, Nepal Bhasa: येँ) is the capital and the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley, which also contains two other cities - Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Nepali is the lingua franca of the city, though many speak Newari as it is the center of the Newar people and culture. English is understood by all of the educated population of the city. Literacy rate is 98% in the city. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1400 m in valley surrounded by four major mountains, Sivapuri, Pulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri and is inhabited by 1,081,845 (2001), with the total population in the Kathmandu valley at 1,647,092 (2001). Kathmandu is considered to have the most advanced infrastructure among urban areas in Nepal.