Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is based in the Kathmandu Valley. Apart from being the biggest, it is also the famous cosmopolitan city of Nepal. 'City of Temples' is the other name given to Kathmandu. It stands at a height of around 1400 meters. Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Chandragiri and Nagarjun hills surround Kathmandu. This city can be rightly stated as the gateway to tourism in Nepal. It is filled with historical, religious and architectural temples. The temples with carved rose - bricks are a major attraction of this city. Kathmandu is truly a happening city of Nepal. It has great casinos, which are rocking and spunky. Various ethnic groups meet in Kathmandu due to its lively atmosphere. It rightly caters to all categories of tourists.