Sun, 16 Jun, 2024

Know Your Neighborhood: Lazimpat

By Ashmita Kunwar

Lazimpat, well known for many attractive hotels, restaurants and embassies, is the heart of Kathmandu. It comprises a number of hotels such as Shangri-LaHotel, Hotel Cascade, Radisson Hotel along with a number of embassies such as British Embassy, Japanese Embassy, French Embassy, Indian Embassy and more. Lazimpat is also considered as one of the VIP areas of Kathmandu after Durbarmarg and Thamel. Hotel Radisson: raddi If you are looking for a perfect place to party and enjoy, have fun with your families and friends, conduct meetings with professional clients, host events, then Hotel Radisson is the perfect spot. You can enjoy variety of different continental foods, roof-top swimming pool, meeting facilities, on-site dining, and special lounges for special events in the hotel. Furthermore, you will have access to high speed internet and 42-inch LCD TVs in the welcoming room of the hotel. Embassy of India: indian embassy The Indian Embassy is one of the important embassies situated in Lazimpat area, in front of the British Council. It was established in Kathmandu in December, 1974. Shri Srujit was the 1st ambassador of India to Nepal and Ranjit Rae is the present ambassador. Embassy of Britain: British Embassy is located near The Indian Embassy and the British Council. All the official activities relating Nepal and Britain are conducted here. It emphasizes on maintaining relationship between Britain and Nepal and focuses on conducting Britain’s diplomatic initiatives in Nepal. James Spark is the present British Ambassador to Nepal. British Council: BC This is an educational institution and also a library. Many students become members and enjoy reading books here. It is not just a library though. It manages GCE A-Level education degree in Nepal. Furthermore, it is also the center for learning English; it organizes the exams for IELTS, TOEFL, etc. Every year, many students apply to UK for their higher studies from British Council. Bliss Apartments: bliss apartments Lazimpat is the perfect residential area. Bliss Apartments and the Lazpa Apartments are great places to live. Bliss Apartments are fully furnished apartment company especially for the foreigners who visit Nepal, for short or long duration. It offers all kinds of facilities similar to those provided by hotels. Xavier Academy: xabuildweb (1) In Lazimpat area, there are a number of schools and colleges. Xavier Academy is one of the many educational institutions here. It is located on the north of Hotel Radisson. It provides quality education and is rated among the top 10 high schools of Nepal. The +2 level education in this college is affiliated to Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) for both science and management programs. Getting There: map It is about 4-5 KM from DWIT.