Explore the beautiful land of Nepal
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About Nepal Destinations
Nepal and its importance in the history of the Indian subcontinent often goes overlooked thanks to its enormous neighbour down south. But the truth is Nepal holds one of the most revered places when it comes to cultural heritage and spirituality. An interesting fact about Nepal is that although the entire region of India and Pakistan were once under the vast British rule, Nepal was never really colonised. It was only a semi-independent state, whose administrative matters were occasionally interfered by the Brits. This made sure that Nepal held on to most of its medieval era architecture, art, culture and traditions. So when you visit Nepal now, you can see an eclectic mix of Newari, Gorkha, Malla, Shah and Tibetan heritages, untarnished by Victorian designs.
Heritage sightseeing in Nepal
The first and foremost attraction that Nepal tourism has among the visitors is its extensive range of historical monuments and religious structures. Among Hindu faith, Pashupatinath temple is the most revered shrine and visited by many. Boudhanath Stupa is for Buddhists what Pashupatinath is for Hindus. That shrine represents the map of Mount Meru – the centre of cosmos in Buddhist universe. Swayambhunath temple is of importance to both the faiths. It is important to remember about Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Other reputed locations on the Nepal trip are Changu Narayan, Nuwakot palace, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square and the royal palaces.
Adventure activities in Nepal
Nepal is extremely diverse when it comes to points of interest or exciting things to do. Right alongside all the spiritual places, there are many opportunities to soak in some spine-chilling adventure when you travel to Nepal. The triple combo of bungee jumping, zip line flying and white water rafting in the Bhote Koshi River is a must-do. Other than that, there is a helicopter ride or panoramic flight on the Himalayas, paragliding in Kathmandu valley and lots of trekking routes all around Annapurna and Manaslu circuits. There is a cable car ride for 10 minutes up Chandragiri Hill from Thankot near Kathmandu. Those who want the safest way to see the mountains and the valleys from up top, this is the best bet.
Major cities in Nepal:
Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital of the country, the backbone of its economy and the centre of its tourism. It is home to the best Nepal attractions like Pashupatinath and Durbar square. It also keeps the shopping scene of the country alive during the day and the nightlife and casino scene during the night.
Pokhara: Pokhara is the second-most-loved destination in Nepal. The city is known for the various lakes in it and the sprawling green lands, right at the foot of Himalayas.
Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur is a small and friendly town. There isn’t much to see here, except the beautiful Durbar square and the Changu Narayan Temple. But walking around in the pristine city is a lovely experience in itself.
Nuwakot: Nuwakot is home to one of Nepal’s grandest palaces, now diminished in looks due to the earthquake but not in its significance. Nuwakot Palace is famous for being the place where the plan to overthrow the Mallas were hatched by Gorkhas.
Lumbini: There is no need to explain why Lumbini is so important to Nepal and to the entire world. This is where Lord Buddha was born – it is the cradle of one entire faith in this world. Visiting Lumbini and the gardens is a great experience to have in Nepal.
Keep a Nepal tourism map on you while travelling to find out new places and also to know your road around the town when exploring on foot.
Travel To Nepal
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India to Nepal flight is best caught from the capital city. There are multiple flights from Delhi to Nepal on a daily basis, and many of them are direct. The nonstop flights are operated mostly by Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo and Nepal Airlines. India to Nepal flight duration for these flights is around 1 hour 30-45 minutes. Air India operates nonstop flights from other cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The duration from those cities are hypothetically not much more, but the flights take longer to reach because of the layovers at Delhi. However, flights are the best means of transport to reach India from Nepal, especially if you are not from the northern part of the country.
The historic British-era Nepal train line running from Janakpur in Nepal to Jayanagar in India was shut down in 2014 and is currently under upgrade. There are several India-Nepal railway lines under consideration, including connections with New Jalpaiguri, Jogbani and Nepalganj Road. So at present, there is no India to Nepal train that goes directly. However, Gorakhpur and Raxaul being the closest stations on the Nepal route, one can take trains up to there and make the rest of the journey by road. There are trains from Howrah Station near Kolkata to the Raxaul Junction at the border.
India to Nepal distance from Delhi to Kathmandu via roadway is around 21 hours. Coincidentally, this is also one of the better routes to get into Nepal. The most-used India-Nepal border is the one at Sunauli, Uttar Pradesh. This can be reached via Gorakhpur by train from Delhi. Other borders that can be used to get into Nepal are Raxaul which can be reached from Kolkata or Patna. Raxaul and Gorakhpur are the nearest railway stations to Nepal in India. There are routes for the bus to Nepal as well, from Delhi, Varanasi or Gorakhpur. While driving from India to Nepal by road, the visitors must have their papers in order. Indians do not need a passport to enter Nepal. But a valid ID authorizing Indian citizenship of the person must be carried, preferably an Indian passport or driver’s license.
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FAQ's of Nepal
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Travellers can travel via bus, car or flights. However, flights do get delayed now and then.
Yes. The guides understand and speak English, Hindi and Nepali.
If you are on a vacation, you can include Pokhara, Kathmandu and Chitawan National Park in your itinerary.
No. Indians don't need a visa to visit Nepal. However, an ID proof is needed for verification.
Yes. Nepal is absolutely safe for solo travelling. It is considered as one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
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