Lazimpat is situated in the northern part of Kathmandu and is one of the most popular place in Kathmandu, often categorized as the VIP area of capital city. Lazimpat covers a total area of 81300 sq. meters (1.59% of Kathmandu), and contains around 25,000 households. Lazimpat is regarded as a residential and business area with better infrastructure than most other parts. Bordering it are places like Panipokhari, Lainchour, Baluwatar, Thamel and Naxal. There are many quiet residential areas here, side by side with ancient temples and monuments, and it makes Lazimpat an ideal place to visit or stay in Kathmandu.
Other major attractions of Lazimpat are the number of high end to luxury hotels in this area. These including the Radisson Hotel, the Shangri-la, Hotel Shankar, Hotel Ambassador, Hotel Gangjong, Manaslu, Lion, and Tibet. Many embassies are also located in the area. These include the Indian embassy, the French embassy, the Danish embassy and the Israeli embassy too. An increasing number of banks, major offices and business houses have also set up shop here, and Lazimpat is developing steadily as a commercial area as well.
With comfortable settings and delicious cuisine, the restaurants in Lazimpat give people the best places to hang out, and spend quality time with your family and friends. Some of the restaurants that you could check out are Attic, Vootoo, Bhumi, Trisara, Bluenote, Station Lazimpat, Him Thai, Bawarchi, Mount Kailash, Street Café, Palpasa Café - and the most happening among them – ‘Jazz upstairs’, where you can enjoy wonderful Jazz music, along with extra delicious food.
If you want to shop and buy groceries and other supplies, then there is no better place than Lazimpat. Big Mart opened its doors and now it is the place where you can get everything you need. Beside this, other famous departmental stores like Blue Moon, Lazimpat Cold store, Lazimpat Departmental store also provide all the thing you may need under one roof.
Students searching for a suitable environment to study in find in Lazimpat many schools and colleges which aim to provide quality education, with a better leaning environment. Xavier Academy, Bhanubhakta Memorial, Glen Buds Boarding School, Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Sunrise Boarding School are well known educational institutions here. If you want to live in a secure place with good facilities, or want to start your business, then Lazimpat is the best place in the city. The well developed infrastructure here makes it all easy. An increasing number of well facilitated apartments and housings projects are lifting the living standard of the people here. Newly established apartments have been helping to managing the density of population, and the number of people who can live here and still enjoy decent infrastructure has increased. For many years Lazimpat has been the area of residence for many VIP’s, and the neighborhood here is very friendly and safe.