Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu has made an entry as the 5th top travel destination in the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities that sure likely will capture traveler’s imaginations list. The home of various heritage sites, Kathmandu –A city to travel in 2019.
The world’s leading tourism guide, Lonely Planet, featured Kathmandu in the list of its top 10 cities – globally. Copenhagen and Denmark topped the list at the first and second positions, whereas, Shenzhen of China, Novi Sad of Serbia, and Miami of Florida stood next followed by Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is followed by Mexico City: Mexico, Senegal: Dakar, Washington: Seattle, Croatia: Zadar, and Morocco: Meknes.
“In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, news reports from Kathmandu showed a city broken and in mourning, but today the narrative is all about reconstruction and rejuvenation. Sure, there’s work to do restoring the magnificent monuments that crumbled during the disaster, but historic sites are being returned to their former glory, and moves to calm the city’s infamous traffic, smog and noise have made Kathmandu more livable than it has been in decades. There’s even reliable electricity and Wi-Fi as bonus creature comforts in the atmospheric and maze-like alleyways of the old city.” Lonely Planet’s description of Kathmandu.
For the year 2018, Lonely Planet featured Seville, the capital of Spain’s southern Andalucía region as the top pick (1st) for the best travel destination, while Kaohsiung, Taiwan claimed the 5th spot.
Including Kathmandu –A city to travel in 2019, Sri Lanka, Germany, and Zimbabwe are among the Lonely Planet’s top 10 nations to visit. Egypt’s Southern Nile Valley took the spot of the Best Value Destinations ranking.
Reference: The Himalayan Times