Rainy day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Nice aerial monsoon and rains shot of Kathmandu city, from a high aerial view point, in stunning HDCAM resolution with even water droplets visible. A dark grey monsoon sky provides the best background, not allowing the frame to burn out... Look over the Kathmandu sky and see the roof-tops, balconies, pent-houses and old and new constructions of a crowded city that is now challenged with the inevitability to grow vertically. Monsoon in Kathmandu, starts from the first week of June till the end of October, Kathmandu once home to only a few thousand people is now home to almost one million inhabitants. Now a concrete jungle Kathmandu is the largest Metropolitan city of Nepal. Seen in this clip is the famous clock tower, better known as the Ghanta Ghar. The original clock tower was designed after the Big Ben of London, as Western influence crept into Nepalese architecture during the Rana era. The GhantaGhar that stands today was rebuild after the 1990 BS earthquake, standing on site of the original. It was built by the then Rana Prime Minister Shree Teen Maharaja Chandra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri Kathmandu is the capital of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and headquarter centre of 14 administrative zones of Nepal. Not only is Kathmandu the economic hub of Nepal, it is the cultural and tourism capital of the country. The history of Nepal can be dated back to nearly 2000 years AD. The city is the nucleus of Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which includes two sister cities called Lalitpur and Bhaktapur/Bhadgaon. The UNESCO has inferred these three cities as "Kathmandu Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site" as one unit. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @vsnl.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.