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About Nepal Tourism
Replete with awe-inspiring wildlife, charming hill villages, golden temples, and magnificent Himalayan views, Nepal is truly a paradise located in South-east Asia in the midst of the Himlayan Ranges. Avail a Nepal tourism package, and get ready to experience its varied offerings at their best while savouring the view of splendid peaks, strolling around monasteries and stupas, and getting acquainted with Tibetan Buddhism. Either you are a nature lover, foodie, an adventurer, or just an explorer, its many cities like: Kathmandu, Patan, Pokhara, and others are meant to make the tourism in Nepal a delightful experience. Famed for its rich culture, diverse history, natural beauty, shrines, authentic cuisines, and adventure, especially trekking, this place is meant to explore once-in-a-lifetime. To make the most of this Nepal tourism, it is recommended to explore the nation during the celebration of festivals like: Dashain, Losar, Chhath, and others.
History of Nepal:
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 British. Still holding on to most of its medieval era architecture, art, culture and traditions, tourism in Nepal introduces you with 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 comprises 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.
Other major attractions 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 some of 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 its various lakes and sprawling green lands, right at the foot of the 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, which is now though diminished in looks due to after-effects of 2015 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.
Adventure 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 on an expedition to Nepal. The triple combo of bungee jumping, zipline flying and white water rafting in the Bhote Koshi River is a must-do. Besides 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.
Famous food in Nepal:
On an excursion to Nepal, while it is imperative to savour ‘dal bhat’, there are several other traditional Nepali dishes one must gorge on. While exploring the enticing landscapes of Nepal, do try sumptuous cuisines, like: Sel Roti, Gundruk, Bara, Chatamari, Yomari, and yes, momos, for sure!
People and culture of Nepal:
A potpourri of multi-cultures, there can be found inhabitants of many religions. Albeit, this country is known to be the only Hindu kingdom in the world, and Buddhism and Hinduism being the two main religions followed in Nepal, other religions, like Christianity and Islam are also followed here.
Main festivals in Nepal:
And hence, on a tour to Nepal, visitors can witness locals celebrating every festival with fervour. Some of the major festivals of the country are: Dashain, Tihar, Chhath, Losar, Christmas, Eid, Ubhauli, and more.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:
Gear up for one of the holiest pilgrimages in the world while hopping on to the majestic pyramid of Mount Kailash. Trek through the surreal canyons to take a dip in the lake of Mansarovar and seek blessings of the lord. As thousands of devotees flock here every year, it is believed that worshipping the mountain and lake relives one from their sins of lifetime.
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Garden Of Dreams In Kathmandu
The Garden of Dreams is located in the middle of the Kathmandu city, Nepal. Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu is a neoclassical garden with a rich history. The place is considered to be peaceful covered with natural beauty amidst the crowded Kathmandu city. You can visit this place if you want to take some time out from your bus...
Swayambhunath Temple In Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu is also popularly known as the ‘Monkey Temple’ as there are many monkeys around the temple. It is situated northwest of the Kathmandu Valley and sits at the top of a hill, offering a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu city to the visitors. The place is embraced with peace and ...
Budhanilkantha Temple In Kathmandu
The Budhanilkantha Temple, Kathmandu portrays the statue of the Hindu God Vishnu. It is located approximately about 10 kilometres away from the Kathmandu city centre at the base of the Shivapuri Hill. The Budhanilkantha statue is the largest and most magnificent stone carving in entire Nepal. Budhanilkantha means “old blue-...
Hanuman Dhoka In kathmandu
Hanuman Dhoka is situated in Durbar Square at the centre of Kathmandu city, Nepal. It is a complex of other structures such as the Royal Palace of the Malla kings and the Shah dynasty and covers an area of about five acres. Hanuman Dhoka Palace derived its name from the standing stone statue of Hanuman (Monkey God) which is...
Kathmandu Fun Park In Kathmandu
The Kathmandu Fun Park is the amusement section and Kathmandu Fun Valley (KFV) is the water sports section and is situated at Palanse, Bhaktapur. Kathmandu Fun Valley is covered with plush greenery all around and was established with the main motive to provide unlimited enjoyment to people of all age groups. The place is a ...
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Things To Do In Nepal
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Mount Everest Flight In Kathmandu
Mount Everest flight tour will give you a once in a lifetime experience of witnessing the beauty and magnificence of the tallest mountain series in the world. The Mount Everest flight will take off from the Kathmandu airport and take you on a flying expedition towards the Mount Everest region. You will be enthralled and mes...
Upper Mustang Trekking In Kathmandu
The Upper Mustang trek takes you into the mesmerizing hidden world of the old Buddhist Kingdom in Mustang. Mustang is also known as Lo, and it was a part of the Tibetan empire. The place is closely connected to Tibet and Tibetan culture, geography and language. Since the place was hidden and isolated from the rest of the wo...
India to Nepal Distance
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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. Though, India to Nepal flight duration for these flights is around 1 hour 45 minutes, often 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. Besides that, there are several India-Nepal railway lines, including ones connected with New Jalpaiguri, Jogbani and Nepalganj Road. For now, there is no direct India to Nepal train. 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.
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Koteswara's 3 days trip to NepalVery good experience... nice arrangements done by travel agent
Pbaldock's 6 days trip to NepalSo one review, two experiences. SNOWYODA. 10/10 Excellent Snowyoda and Sumit in particular were just fantastic; the holiday was excellent with personal service in perfect English (turns out Sumit has a Masters from Bath Uni) well beyond expectations! They organised a superb two week tour in mid May 2020 and even after we were stranded with the Covid19 lockdown in Nepal, Sumit continued to give support, help, local advice and assistance... Invaluable in such a bad situation. Organising and planning the 14 day tour was so easy, and once there we continued to adapt and tailor the tour to suit our needs. We started in Kathmandu, then flew to Pokhara before taking the car to Bandipur and Chitwan... all fantastic but gliding down the river in a canoe at Chitwan with a cacophony of birdsong was just magical. We finished in Nagarkot with each day starting with sunrise over the Himalayas and Everest; all without leaving you bed. Great hotels, drivers, itineraries in an amazing country and a very safe pair of hands tour operator- Snowyoda. Totally recommended. Thank you Sumit and Sabu. TRAVEL TRIANGLE ... 3/10 very poor. Once we had agreed to book with Snowyoda TT were a nightmare. They sent a link to payment, but it didn’t work, wouldn’t take enough to pay for the tour, etc. So agreed to pay by Bank Transfer... sent the money (£ thousand ++) and 10 days later they hadn’t received it.... very stressful . Had to get my bank to request the money back and it turns out the TT bank account number they gave me didn’t exist, the transfer had been rejected, they did not know. I got the money back, but again they could not send a link to pay that worked....total shambles. In the end I paid Snowyoda direct and it was all as sweet as apple pie after that once TT were not involved.
Kavita's 7 days trip to NepalTrip was overall good, enjoyed a lot. Only suggestion for improvement that trip would be much more excellent they mentioned before that inspite of inclusive of conveyance charge we have to pay + inclusive of breakfast charges we have to pay +inclusive of toll charges we have to pay for all these. The trip was planned excellent, and every point was covered. Nepal is a very beautiful and clean place.
Dhruv's 7 days trip to NepalVaishali hotel in kathmandu had week wifi. Initially the driver that we guy didn't know anything. He was totally new and new drivers are not recommended to go on a commercial hill trip. Agency changed the driver and this one also didn't know route to Nagarkoat and chandragiri. Driver was very helpful and experienced otherwise. We missed Lumbini because of inefficiency of driver management. Nagarkoat sunrise and hotel stay Thamel market stay
Tushar's 7 days trip to NepalThe overall experience was okay but expected a lot from trip.
Lunamohanty's 7 days trip to NepalEverything was really really fantastic from hotel to cab while picking my parents till dropping them everything was fantastic and well arranged
Arjun's 6 days trip to NepalOur trip to Nepal was a mixed bag of memorable and things that could have been avoided. Let me start with the positives first: 1. Mr. Tripathi had structured the trip well. He had optimised the routes to ensure we spent more time sightseeing than on the road travelling. 2. The paper work for entry to Nepal was quick and we did not face any issue there. 3. The hotel bookings too were seamless and we did not find any issues during check-in and check-out. 4. He stood by to most of his commitments and was always a patient listener. 5. The driver knew the Nepal map at the back of his head and drove safely. The things that could have been better are: 1. The driver should be made aware of all the places that are to be covered. There were certain places that we were told to us but the driver wasn't aware and it always led to confusion. It always ended up with a call to Mr. Tripathi, thus wasting some time during the trip. 2. The driver had a habit of misleading us and had several conflicting arguments to avoid visiting a place despite having promised to us by the agent. He either acted unaware or said that the place wasn't accessible to Indian cabs or he wasn't aware of the route. All these excuses were proven to be lies as he subsequently blurted out that he had visited the place earlier. 3. The driver looked into his comfort than ours, he would first find a parking spot and then make us walk a considerable distance instead of dropping us at the gate and then finding a spot to park. I'm stating this as my parents are old and it was an issue making them walk the extra mile. 4. The driver had a bad habit of chewing pan masala and rolling down the window from time to time to spit out the same. Not only was it annoying but my dad sitting at the back seat was never able to open his side of the window due to this unhygienic behaviour. 5. On day 1, due to the pt. 2 we couldn't see many temples of Lumbini from inside as the place closes by 5:00 pm. On the last day to avoid visiting Doleshwar temple the driver lied that the temple we saw at Darbar Square was the one that we were looking for.
Ashutosh's 6 days trip to NepalIt was really great Nepal trip... Except for chitwan hotel and their facility it was beyond my expected costly . They took 22000 INR for food and jungle safari. I think they took lots of commission in this... Rest pokhra, lumbini and kathmandu was great Pokhra
Farah Khan Anwar
Farah's 10 days trip to Nepalover all experince was really nice except the one thing that as I asked for 1 king size bed in all the hotels but I did not get it in Chitwan and nagarkot rest the hotels were really nice.
Megha's 6 days trip to NepalEverything was fine except one hotel which was promised earlier by the agent but did not provided over the trip other then that everything was fine.
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Yes. Nepal is absolutely safe for solo travelling. It is considered as one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
Yes. The guides understand and speak English, Hindi and Nepali.
Though, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes of Indian currency are not accepted anywhere else in Nepal, one can easily use Indian notes of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100.
In Nepal, you can wear T-shirts, fleece jackets, shorts, lightweight pants, sport pants, gloves & hat. It is suggested to avoid wearing any kind of revealing clothes for females.
Pokhara, Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini are some of the best areas to stay in Nepal. There are ample of hotels, resorts, budget hotels and up-scale hotels available in these places.
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