The Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

The Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

Winner of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Heritage Award, a pioneer in sustainable heritage conservation, The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is a perfect place to experience Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage and rich tradition of hospitality.


This luxurious property houses some of Nepal’s best craftmanship – original woodworks that are centuries old and beautifully captures the beauty and spirit of an ancient city, blending traditional Newari atmosphere with the comforts of contemporary lifestyle.

Located a few minutes’ drive from the airport and just a stone’s throw from the various famous attractions including Pashupatinath temple and the Buddhist Stupa at the Boudhanath, it has a easy access to the country’s infinite attractions and charms.


All 83 rooms and suites are meticulously designed and thoughtfully furnished while keeping the utmost comfort of the guests in the mind. Nepalese design motifs, rugs, sculptures, bronze crafts, terracotta artifacts create an atmosphere resembling that of the royal suites of the 14th century Malla Kings of Nepal and offer a regal experience combined with modern day comforts and amenities. Spacious bathrooms are plentifully stocked with organic local products for guests’ indulgence.


The hotel has three restaurants which offer a wonderful assortment of menus. The choicest ingredients & produce from The Dwarika’s own farms are used to ensure the dishes are of the finest quality. Krishnarpan – the Nepalese speciality restaurant, is famous for its slow dining experience, serving meals ranging from 6 to 22 courses and is reminiscent of the local community’s traditional ritual feasts, Mako’s serves traditional Japanese cuisine in a warm, minimalistic and stylish setting and Toran -all-day restaurant, offers local flavors and popular world cuisines.


The hotel also has a bar- The Fusion Bar set by the pool, which is open throughout the day and late into the night, On Friday nights guests can enjoy live band music and a barbecue.


Guest can treat their senses and indulge in a range of relaxing treatments in the hotel’s Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa which offers unique treatments based on ancient Ayurveda, Buddhist and traditional techniques and traditional knowledge of caregiving.


Other additional facilities include a library, where guests can sit and relax with a book and know more about the region’s culture & history; a fitness center where complimentary yoga classes are offered to the guests, an outdoor pool, and an in-house boutique shop offering locally-made handicrafts, pashmina shawls, Thanka paintings etc. There is also a tour and transportation agency onsite to help you prepare a perfect itinerary for sightseeing and transfers.

The attention to detail for guest comfort, exemplary service by the staff members, magnificent property reflective of heritage and olden time all make for a pleasant and memorable experience.

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Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

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KGH Group Of Hotels & Resorts, Nepal

KGH Group Of Hotels & Resorts, Nepal

Established in 1968, KHG Group of Hotels and Resorts is Nepal’s leading hotel chain and is often referred as one of the early pioneers of Travel and Tourism in Nepal. With 7 nicely maintained and well-equipped properties spread across the country, it offers guests with an opportunity to discover and experience the rich diversity of culture, nature and scenic beauty of different regions of Nepal, complemented by impeccable service and hospitality making it a preferred choice for visitors visiting Nepal.

The Group is also involved in various social initiatives ranging from health, women, youth empowerment, migrant labor support and is also committed to the conversation of the environment and incorporates several ecologically responsible systems within its properties.

Each property has its own unique features and characteristics offering a memorable experience, truly representative of Nepalese culture and hospitality.

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The Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel

The Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel

Spread over 20 acres in the hills of Dhulikhel with panoramic views of the Himalayas, surrounded by pine, rhododendron, chrysanthemums and cherry blossom trees, architecture and design that reflect the Newari culture & heritage and a traditional Nepalese village. The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel – a lifestyle retreat – founded on Nepal’s ancient philosophy of respect for nature and one’s self, offers a holistic experience focussed on wellness, rejuvenation, and well-being of body, mind & soul combined with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and impeccable service.

The Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge,Kaski

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge,Kaski


Located on a hilltop ridge 1000 feet above the Pokhara Valley, this eco-friendly retreat offers spectacular and mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountain range and is a thoughtful combination of understated luxury and comfort where guests can unwind and enjoy an authentic Nepalese rural experience in pristine natural surroundings.

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Visit to S.E.A Center, Kathmandu

Visit to S.E.A Center, Kathmandu



Photo Courtesy – Café Mitini, S.E.A Center,Kathmandu

Promoting Sustainable Tourism and Local Industry

My visit to this place was unplanned. While strolling and doing my touristy stuffs through the streets of Kathmandu, I just happened to pass by this quaint little café, located away from the hustle bustle of Kathmandu city in a quiet alley adjoining the Shangri-La Hotel in Lazimpat. The exteriors in pure white color caught my attention and being a ardent lover of coffee and local cafes, I could not stop myself from stepping inside to explore.

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On the Himalayan coffee trail…

On the Himalayan coffee trail…

Kathmandu is packed with coffee shops and bars – both international and local – of various formats which indicates the rapid growth of coffee industry and coffee culture in Nepal which was almost non-existent even in 10-15 years back in a primarily tea drinking country where coffee was considered as the drink of tourists and westerners and found only in the menu of specialized restaurants and five star hotels catering to tourists & expatriates.

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