They knew that many people would be interested in coming to Nepal, to tour its heritage sites, and to experience its natural beauty. Towards this end, in 1969, Dwarika Das Shrestha went on to establish one of the first travel agencies in Nepal, Kathmandu Travels and Tours.
Dwarika was confronted with the visible signs of destruction of an ancient culture which still lived in him as a part of his heritage; the legacy of Kathmandu comprises of exquisite wood carvings on its houses. Distinctive temples, and sculptures, bronze and terracotta work, and the unique lifestyle of its people and their colorful festivals derived from the mythology of their religions. Less than half a century after opening, the country, its culture and art have become one of the main attractions for the tourists.