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There was once primordial woodland in the heart of Kathmandu Valley that was dark, dense and detached from the hustle and bustle of the town. A 17th century queen from the walled city of Kathmandu had capriciously turned it into a landscaped forest. It bored a name: Raniban, the Queen’s Forest.
A century later, the British were allowed to set up a mission in Kathmandu and they cleared a part of Raniban. Gradually, farmers took away more of the forest and terraced fields appeared. The British mission needed houses for its army contingent and they were built along a road called the Lodging Path. Over the years, the road became Nepalicised into Lazimpat.
Along Lazimpat’s quiet stretch, there was a Rana palace. Then came a few shops and some restaurants. When India gained independence in 1947, the British mission was divided into two: the Indian Embassy and the British Embassy. Laximpat turned into an embassy row with the Japanese, American, Finnish, French embassies all located here, And then, on 1 July 1979, Shangri-La Hotel opened its colourful doors in Lazimpat.