Kathmandu: Most Happening Place - New Road

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

If you ask me where is the heart of Kathmandu, I would definitely say either Basantapur or Newroad. Well both places are nearby each other. From kids to teenagers to the old people, New Road is the most happening place in town. I mean you name it and you got it there. From beautiful big restaurants where you can sit back and relax to small ones with very cheap price menus, from big shopping malls like Bishal Bazar, Pashupati Plaza, R.B. Complex to the shop unnamed shops for buying the things your needs, with a nice park in the middle of the New Road called Bhugol Park (Bhugol means the globe or the earth itself) which is currently under construction, from clothing, jewelry to electronics, you name it you get it at New Road.

New Road came from the old name Juddha Sadak which was named after one of the Rana Prime Mister Juddha Samsher Rana. Then it was named as Naya Sadak in Nepali or Nhugu Satak in Nepal Bhasa language which means New Road in English. Well since lots of tourists, mainly hippies, used to be here in the 80s the place became famous with the English name as New Road. Literally New Road has four lane street which is in the center of Kathmandu.

Though the place is usually crowded by people I never tend to get enough of the places. When I am out for a walk with my friends. I would be most probably going to that place once or twice a day. It really is one of the happening place in town as lots of people with different interests are gathered in the same place at most of the times of the day.


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