At Thankote, eight miles from Katmandu, we dismounted, and commenced in earnest the ascent of the Chandernagiri.
There were at least four pagodas, painted in like way, and guarded in like manner, in the great square of Katmandu.
Time has mellowed their bright colours—if they were ever painted at all like those at Katmandu—into a sombre, quiet grey.
Katmandu can be reached in eight days, but the track is bad and very little trade passes this way.
This fort commands the valley of Katmandu, and the Durbar therefore thought it advisable to treat as speedily as possible.
Not so extensive as that in which Katmandu is situated, it lies lower and is very fertile.
Katmandu, the capital of Nepaul, was built by the conquering Ghorkas, and is comparatively modern.
How long it will be ere he will have a steam-foundry established in Katmandu time alone can show.
We passed through the suburbs of Katmandu by a road beautifully paved, in some places with brick, in others with granite.
from Sanskrit Nepala, said to be from nipat "to fly down" (from ni "down" + pat "to fly") + alaya "abode, house." If this is right, the reference would be to villages in mountain vales. Related: Nepalese.