The fortress town of Mandu is perched on the southwestern edge of the Malwa Plateau at an altitude of 2000 feet. The place is famous for the love of poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort Rani Roopmati. Adorned with spell-binding Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees, the grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests. Spending a day or two in Mandu is sure to leave you awe-struck.The Capital and home to Nepal's only International Airport is a buzzing vibrant place, although like so many capital cities in the developing world it begins to show signs of congestion over the past few years, this hardly detracts from its mystery and celebration of life. So much history interwoven and sitting strangely in harmony with the modern Kathmandu. Ancient temples in a medieval atmosphere sit side by side with Internet cafes. Old blends with new ways…Welcome to Kathmandu.