Lazimpat

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Lazimpat, Kathmandu (Nepali: लाजिम्पाट) is a residential area of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Lazimpat is close to the Narayanhity Palace, and is well known in Kathmandu for different hotels, restaurants, schools, colleges, embassies and department stores present in this area. Notable hotels are Hotel Radisson, Hotel Gangjong, Hotel Shangri-La, Hotel Shanker (a former palace), Hotel Ambassador etc.

Lazimpat shares its border with Thamel, a popular tourist hub, Baluwatar, reputed residential area residing Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Chairman of Constitution Assembly. Lazimpat is just 20 minutes away from what is downtown of Kathmandu, Newroad and Ason. Currently lazimpat is also a "VIP" area in Kathmandu after Durbar marg, Thamel.

Economic Development and Lazimpat

There has been a recent upsurge in the construction activities in the region. Lazimpat boasts of the only road connecting the northern part of the Kathmandu valley with the southern part. The roads are very busy, yet until a few years back, there was not much economic activity in the region. Luxury hotels, photo studios, department stores and corner shops have been a special feature of Lazimpat. It is centrally located and is also home to various embassies on or near its proximity. There are many hotels, embassies, colleges, schools, shopping centers, departmental stores & restaurants situated at Lazimpat.

Hotels[edit]

Embassies[edit]

  • Indian Embassy
  • British Embassy
  • Israel Embassy
  • French Embassy
  • Danish Embassy

Apartments[edit]

  • Bliss Apartments
  • Lazpa Apartments

Schools and colleges[edit]

  • Fairy Land Apsara Boarding School
  • Xavier Academy
  • Bhanubhakta Memorial
  • Glen Buds Boarding School
  • Kendriya Vidhyalaya
  • Chandra Tara school
  • Sunrise Boarding School
  • National School of Science (NIST)
  • Sesame World Kindergarten School

Banks and offices[edit]

  • Nepal's oldest bank "Nepal Bank Limited" is also located at Lazimpat
  • Standard Chatared Bank
  • Nepal Investment Bank
  • Everest Bank
  • Machhapuchchhare Bank
  • Shakti Travels and Tours Pvt., Ltd
  • Shakti Treks and Expeditions Pvt., Ltd
  • Bardia Jungle Cottage, Bardia National Park - Contact office

Shopping centers and department stores[edit]

  • Blue Moon shopping center 1ph no.4-428519
  • Blue moon shpping center 2 ph no. 4-428812
  • Big mart
  • Lazimpat cold store
  • Lazimpat departmental stores

Restaurants[edit]

  • Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Nepali Chulo
  • Tings Tea Lounge non Nepalese food and unique teas from all over the world
  • Lazimpat Street Cafe
  • Him Thai Restaurant
  • Bawarchi Restaurant
  • Darjling Restaurant
  • Mount Kailash Restaurant
  • lush Kush Restaurant
  • Old natraj kawab Restaurant
  • Royal Tandoori
  • Sagarmatha Restaurant
  • Votoo
  • Attic
  • Jazz Upstairs
  • Trisara
  • Bhumi Restaurant
  • Tukuchee
  • China Town
  • Palpasa Cafe
  • Billy Barew's Bar & Restaurant

Sweets shops[edit]

  • Nikhileswaram Sweets
  • Trishna Mithai
  • ShreeKrishna Mithai
  • Kundali Mithai

Controversies[edit]

The Lazimpat area in the capital became tense on Saturday (Feb 4 2012) morning after the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) in collaboration with the Kathmandu Valley Town Development Implementation Committee demolished the wall of Standard Chartered Bank.

Authorities bulldozed walls of the bank and adjoining wall of Ambassador hotel constructed along the roadside early this morning amidst tight security.

However, the authorities stalled the work for today giving warning, sources confirmed.

The locals have been protesting against the government's move to forcefully bulldoze the infrastructures around the valley in the name of road expansion.

Meanwhile, the authorities say protests by local people against road expansion in the Kathmandu Valley will not put a brake on attempts to widen roads. There is going to be 4 lane road in Lazimpat.

Residence[edit]

  • Residence of Mr. Shishir Bhandary, graduated in Masters in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney.
  • Residence of Mr. Prashant Raj Pandey (aka78pop), an ICCR Scholar and a Graduate from the University of Pun
  • Prajit Chandra Hamal Thakuri, a reputed businessman

  • Residence of Mr Hari Nakarmi - One of the leading travel agent and renowned person in travel trade business