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Rickshaw is a three wheeled passenger cart , a unique means of transportation. Rickshaw literally means human powered vehicle .During ancient time, pulled rickshaw was popular for transportation which was slowly replaced with cycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw and electric rickshaw with modernization. This vehicle is pulled by one person, mostly carrying a minimum of one passenger and maximum three passengers at a time. Rickshaw Ride are famous in Asian countries like Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Nepal till present days.
Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu is one of the must do activities as you can explore city culture and heritages by travelling door to door as well as narrow streets like a local person. Mostly bicycle rickshaw rides are famous in Thamel also known as the tourist hub of nepal. Rickshaw rides around the Thamel area provides you a great opportunity to visit beautiful places, the oldest local market and have a close view of local lifestyles. The ride starts from the dazzling Thamel area passing through one of the oldest and busiest nepali local market known as Ason galli and reaches to kathmandu durbar square(Unesco world heritage site).
Rickshaw rides are the most favourable rides to those people who want to explore the city, tourist hub Thamel and want to have a very close view of local markets and lifestyle of local people at slow pace taking sufficient time. You can also enjoy typical local foods during your tour and buy nepali local products as a souvenir to your loved ones. You can extend your rickshaw tour according to your convenience.
Rickshaw rides provide benefits to the rider as well. Mostly rickshaw riders are from poor families struggling for their living. As Rickshaw can be operated within a small investment ,people from low financial backgrounds can use it as a business and boost up their financial background. Going on a rickshaw tour does not only provide benefits for you but it also provides financial support for the rickshaw pullers family.
From exploring the city in detail to helping the rickshaw pullers, rickshaw rides are great opportunities for both riders and visitors.