We had booked ourselves at Vivanta Hotel in Kathmandu, a part of the Taj Group. The hotel is located at Lalitpur, a peaceful neighbourhood. While the main attractions are a bit far off, but this hotel was the hook we relied on.
We handed over the car to the valet. We have clocked close to 1700 kilometres in two days.
After a traditional welcome with teeka and shawl, we were guided to our rooms. My room had a spectacular view overlooking the city. I could spot some cafes below. We ordered in from the in-room dining. After a tiresome day, we thought we needed to eat right. Hence, we had asked for some Pan Asian.
The next day is reserved for the city tour. But the day after will be exciting. This series of mine will continue over few more stories. Stay tuned.
Our Mercedes AMG GLC 43 yielded a combined mileage of city and highway of roughly around 12 kmpl. We spent close to Rs 9500 on Petrol while going.
Indian currency is often accepted in Nepal. Mind it, they would accept only Rs 50 and Rs 100 denominations and sometimes Rs 10. Nothing else.
Keep USD for Border Crossing.
No Visa was required for Indian passport holders. However you need to stamp your passport. Kids without passport are allowed.
Avoid tout traps.
Fuel quality in Nepal and India are same. However BS 6 standard is not yet available in Nepal.
Road condition in Nepal isn't great. So better to park you car at hotels and take local transport for sightseeing.
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