Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is also known as Kantipur. The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in the Kathmandu Valley. The Valley is a living museum of Nepali civilization and culture. Its towering pagodas with fascinating architecture and artistic workmanship along with former King’s palaces can easily win the heart of culture loving visitors. Kathmandu is a constant source of attraction because of its location and its wealth of important Hindu and Buddhist shrines.