Gothatar is a village in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 26,169 and had 6,749 households in it. The newly built Bagmati bridge connects Gothatar with the roadway to Jorpati. The Krishna Parnami Mandir is one of the major attractions in Gothatar. In between 2007-2010, the density of population has rapidly increased as more and more houses are being constructed. The majority of the population in Gothatar consists of Hindu Brahmins and Kshetris. The natives are mainly farmers who still have cowsheds in their homes despite being very close to the rush of the metropolitan Kathmandu. The Nepal Yatayat (Nepal Transport) runs buses between Sahid Gate and Gothatar. On a clear day one can see the panorama view of majestic himalayas from here. It is one of the most beautiful villages near Kathmandu. Located on the bank of Holy Bagmati river, majority of people in this village are farmers.