‘Zaika-E-Pakistan’ kicks-off

August 31, 2019 20:10 pm

‘Zaika-E-Pakistan’—a Pakistani food festival kicked off on Thursday at a restaurant of Fairfield by Marriott, Kava Restaurant.

A group art exhibition titled ‘Together International Art Exhibition’ has begun at Mithila Art Gallery, Thamel. The exhibition was inaugurated by Gopal Chitrakar, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts on Tuesday.

Since, the hippie era (1970s), Thamel has been one of the popular tourist hubs in Nepal. Known for the night life activities such as live music and night party, this part of the city has garnered the title ‘City That Never Sleeps’.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Metropolitan Tourist Information Center has been inaugurated at the capital's tourist hub Thamel, in preparation for Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. The center has been established under the joint aegis of Nepal Tourism Board, VNY Secretariat, and Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 26.

Celebrating World Music Day, Aloft Kathmandu Thamel partnered with Alliance Française Kathmandu at the event ‘Fête de la Musique’, held at Chhaya Center, Thamel on June 21. The hotel was also a sponsor of the event.

Bollywood singer Neha Kakkar performed live at Lords of the Drinks (LOD), Thamel on Saturday and the concert got into a controversy.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Surya Heritage – a nine-storied building in Thamel – has opened booking for spaces. Issuing a statement, Surya Heritage said that the building is earthquake-resistant has features like basement parking and 24 hours water facility.

Homage to mother

May 23, 2019 18:24 pm

Famous author Rudyard Kipling once said, “God couldn’t be everywhere and therefore he made mother.”  And visual artist Sandhya Silwal with the similar notion, paid tribute to her mother dedicating her solo exhibition to her mother.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Police have arrested five persons for possessing banned Indian currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination amounting to IRs 1,590,500.

KATHMANADU, May 4: Nepal Police has rescued 20 underage boys and girls from various club and dance bars in Thamel.

117 years of land grab in Kathmandu

February 18, 2019 08:00 am

Heritage site of Kamalpokhari in Thamel has become the representative case of how rich and powerful connive to get public land under their ownership.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Over 12 ropani of land belonging earlier to the well-known heritage site of Kamalpokhari at Thamel but captured by influential business people in the capital is now awaiting a major ruling from the Supreme Court. The 15-storey Chhaya Center complex has lately been built on the land.

A great dining experience

February 1, 2019 11:37 am

Thamel is home to some of the finest restaurants in Nepal. There are a lot of eateries that serve different varieties of dishes and leaving a mark behind in this grand plethora of delicacies is difficult to say the least. And then you have Melrose Restaurant and Bar. Opened in September 2018, Melrose has racked up quite the reviews and accolades from diners.

Dalai- la Art Space based on Thamel is showcasing art works by artist Asha Dangol entitled ‘New Beginning' since January 11.

KATHMANDU, The Children Art Museum Nepal (CAM Nepal) is set to host the second Hogwarts Express, an annual Harry Potter-themed event. The fundraising event, inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies, will be held on Saturday from 12pm-7pm at the Godavari Alumni Association (GAA) hall in Thamel.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Police have arrested three people for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman in Thamel on Tuesday night.

"Sound of Existence" on exhibition

November 21, 2018 11:08 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The art exhibition 'Sound of Existence' by artist Manish Lal Shrestha is on display from November 12 at Dalai-la, Thamel.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The police have rescued 35 child workers from various restaurants and dance bars in Thamel area in Kathmandu. The rescue was made as part of a weeklong children's special rescue programme by a team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Lainchaur.

Cosmopolitan Art Exhibition Concludes

November 1, 2018 09:46 am

The ‘Cosmopolitan’ art exhibition at Woodcraft Gallery, Satghumti, Thamel concluded on Wednesday. Artworks of nine different artists were showcased at the exhibition. Some forms of arts exhibited were traditional and contemporary sculpture, ink sketch, paubha, and contemporary paintings.

Food fanatics’ favorite

September 28, 2018 08:52 am

They say worthwhile things are hard to find. Well, they might just be right. The French Bakery, located at Chhetrapati in Kathmandu, sort of proves that statement correct. Skirting the vibrant and buzzing streets of Thamel and a little tricky to locate, sits the French Bakery that has delighted the food worshipping populace of the town with its unparalleled bakery goods and wildly diverse food, all of which are served in an elegant manner.

Thamel Street Festival to start on Sept 27

September 24, 2018 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu, is going to witness the cultural street festival to be held here for the first time from September 27.

An authentic Italian eatery

September 21, 2018 08:46 am

Freddo means cool or cold in Italian and when you step inside Freddo Café you will come to see that the quaint little café really lives up to its name. It might have been just three months that Freddo Café has relocated at Thamel (moving from its previous Kamal Pokhari location) but it’s already a popular hub among the crowd that throngs to Thamel on a daily basis.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Café Thamel Grind is a joint venture of three young entrepreneurs Nischal Shahi, 20, Prayag Koirala, 24, and Sanchaya Chapagain, 20.  The café is the result of the trio’s enthusiasm to try their hands in hospitality management. In doing so, the team went through an intense research and started searching an ideal location to start a restaurant business.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Current power outage in Thamel and adjoining areas would end after 5 PM, according to Nepal Electricity Authority. The area’s power supply has been cut off for maintenance of 11 KV transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Thamel - the popular tourist district of Kathmandu - is transforming. It now boasts of better roads and good sanitation facilities. Also, the decision to declare it a no-vehicle zone has worked wonders.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Five years ago, financial strain compelled Raj Kumar Magarati of Dallu to leave his home for India in search of employment at a tender age of 16.

Vehicle-free Thamel

November 20, 2017 09:38 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal falls in the division of the least-developed countries (LDC) in the world. It cannot afford the level of facilities that most of the developedones can. That might be a reason for which foreigners don’t come to Nepal much for study purposes. Most of them visit Nepal for travelogue. Nearly eight lakhtourists visit Nepal every year.

One actually realizes the pleasant change that occurred only after personally visiting Thamel. Cleanliness activities have started in the area, plans to boost floriculture are taking a right direction, and the results are expected to be fruitful.

A joint initiative of Kathmandu Municipality, Metropolitan Police Division and Thamel Development Council made Thamel, the country’s biggest tourist hub, a no-go zone for vehicles on October 22. See how Thamel has become more vibrant and jovial in 13 pictures.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Tourism stakeholders of Thamel have urged the newly elected mayor, deputy mayor and chairmen of different ward offices to do the needful for making Thamel a happening destination for tourists.

Police discover 19 bullets in Thamel

March 26, 2017 15:18 pm

KATHMANDU, March 26: Police have discovered 19 bullets from the garbage in Thamel on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: ‘Loot 2’, the sequel of blockbuster ‘Loot ’, has come up with a raunchy item song.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: An American national has been arrested on the charge of pedophilia.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Police on Saturday arrested two men with five kilograms of hashish from Thamel.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Metropolitan Police Circle office, Lainchaur on Tuesday midnight arrested a fifty-four year old Saudi Arabian man on the charge of allegedly attempting to rape a sixteen-year old girl in a Thamel-based hotel room.