Friday, July 19, 2019

About Nepal | Places To Visit In Nepal

Nepal is a Himalayan country situated between two large countries China and India is the land of the birthplace of Lord Buddha “The Light of Asia” & famed Gorkha warriors. It is also known as the land of Himalayas as it consists of eight of the highest ten mountains over 8000 meters, including the highest mountain Mt. Everest, the top of the world.
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You know Nepal is well known as one of the best destinations in the world for enjoying the real combination of nature and the culture. The centuries-old town or cities, panoramic views of the Himalayas, green forest with different types of wild animals and more than 800 species of birds and above all warm greeting from smiling, helpful and friendly people makes Nepal popular destination.

The capital city Kathmandu is acclaimed for its social legacy which is encompassed by the lovely scenes and the perspectives on the forceful Himalayas. Inside or inside 30 Km of encompassing, there are seven legacy locales including old urban areas, sanctuaries and Monasteries under the protection of UNESCO.

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1. Kathmandu-Durbar-square

Kathmandu-Durbar-square

Kathmandu-Durbar-square



Old Royal Palace and its vicinity are one of the major attractions in the central area of the old part of Kathmandu city where ancient monuments, Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Kali, are among many of the Pagodas towering and dominating the skyline. Historic buildings like Kastamandap lending its name to the capital city and the residence of the Living Goddess Kumari are the other important sites to be visited.

2. Patan Durbar Square

Patan or Lalitpur is another sister city situated only a few kilometres away from Kathmandu. Patan Durbar has, like others, the Durbar Square (Palace Complex) with the concentration of ancient Pagodas and north Indian Mogul types of Shikhara temples in a small area. Patan is the eldest city pre-commanded by Buddhist occupants. Most of the Bronze and Copper sculpture are being manufactured here, thus called a city of fine arts.

3. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Another major attraction within the valley is the medieval city of Bhaktapur (City of devotees), established in the 9th century, with its unique outlook. Like in the other two urban areas here as well, one can visit the old royal residence of Malla Kings and other excellent design. The magnificent five-storied 'Nyatapola' Temple and the 'Fiftyfive window Palace' are among numerous attractions here. Bhaktapur is equally famous for its woodcarving, clay works and typical Nepali cap. Bhaktapur today sets an example to its other sister cities as to how one can preserve an ancient city and its outlook for the future generation.

4. Pashupatinath

Holiest among the sites of Pilgrimage for entire Hindus, the temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was built originally around the 5th century and at the bank of holy river Bagmati. Lord Pashupatinath is not only the God of Destruction of the ignorance but also the liberator of the human suffering by giving them a new life. Incineration of the Hindu dead bodies together with numerous different ceremonies and customs occur here at sanctuary territory drawing in a huge number of enthusiasts and heavenly men to come here to Pashupatinath, the gatekeeper god of Nepalese, who attempt to be here at any rate once in their lifetime.

5. Swayambhunath Stupa

Swyambhunath is the oldest Stupa of Nepal. It is situated on top of a mound about 5 km west of Kathmandu city. This is one of the fundamental sacred goals for Buddhists. This 2500 years of age legacy site offers a superb perspective on Kathmandu valley. Due to a large number of rhesus monkeys around here, tourist often calls this as ‘ Monkey Temple’.

6. Bouddhanath

Believed to be built around the Lichhavi era, this monument houses relics of Kashyapa Buddha and is the focal point of religious activities of the Buddhists of bitten origin. This uniquely constructed stupa in Mandala form is surrounded by numerous Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries. One has plenty of opportunities to have an insight into Tibetan religion and way of life.

7. Kirtipur

Because of its huge key area, Kirtipur was assaulted a few times by the Gurkhas under Prithvi Narayan Shah, the originator of present-day Nepal, in course of unification till it went under his control in the year 1767. Kirtipur is one of the cities within Kathmandu-Valley, having typical Newari architecture and old 18th-century atmosphere even today to see and feel. Philander Stupa, Bagbhairab and Umamaheshor Temple are the main attractions in Kirtipur.

8. Dakshinkali

Situated in a deep a gorge like the location at the southern end of Kathmandu valley, this open temple of Dakshinkali is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Nepal. Here the Goddess Durga will be worshipped in the frightening form of Kali, twice a week Saturday and Tuesday together with the animal sacrifice. At the weekend or Saturday, there are many people going picnic around this temple by making this place a popular spot for spending a day for Kathmandu.

9. Changunarayan

The Changu Narayan Temple, a Vishnu temple, is situated 18km northeast of Kathmandu city in a ridge. It is most likely the most established sanctuary in the whole Kathmandu valley because the principle sanctuary was worked around fourth century AD. It was devastated, be that as it may, a few times by flames and quakes. The present Pagoda was reconstructed in the year 1702. It belongs to an old heritage site enlisted by UNESCO.

10. Pokhara

pokhara


Pokhara, situated 200 km west of Kathmandu, is the most important tourist destination after Kathmandu. This is the entry point for famous Trekking routes to Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mustang region. It is a meeting point for nature and culture. Trails for various outings and climbing are accessible to suit individual intrigue and needs. When the weather permits one can enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range hardly 25km away from Pokhara. One can enjoy the tranquillity and peace while doing boating at Fewa Lake in one hand and see the grand view of the snow clad mountains on the other.

11. Lumbini

Lumbini, the birthplace of historical Buddha Sakyamuni, is located about 280km southwest of Kathmandu in the Terai belt. It is the site of pilgrimage for entire Buddhists from all over the world. There are a large number of monasteries, temples and Stupas within the Lumbini Garden as objects of religious importance.

12. Tansen

Tansen is a lovely slope station arranged around 290 km west of Kathmandu at an elevation of 1450m. There are many similarities when we compare with the old part of Kathmandu city. One can have a nice view of Himalaya from here, and the valley below Tansen. A drive leading to and from Tansen offers a view of changing the landscape in the middle mountains, the Mahabharata range.

13. Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated 32 km northeast of Kathmandu in an altitude of 2164 m. It is one of the ideal places for viewing sunrise and sunset reflecting the changing colours on the Himalaya.

14. Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel lies 30km est of Kathmandu en route to the Tibetan border in an altitude of 1480m. This is each other well known point to see the Himalaya and the reflexion of dawn and nightfall on them. This is also a vantage point to start excursion to Namobuddha or Panauti.

16. Daman

Daman is a small village located approximately 80 km south of Kathmandu in an altitude of 2400 m. From here one can have a fascinating view of the entire Himalaya range beginning from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt. Everest in the east.


17. Bandipur

Bandipur is a small Newari settlement that lies approx. 140 km from Kathmandu between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It used to be a transit and commercial point between the southern Terai and Tibet. A good view of the western mountains can be enjoyed.


18. Gorkha

The small town of Gorkha, which lies 24 km north of the main highway (Anbukhaireni) between Kathmandu and Pokhara in an altitude of 1150 m. Gorkha is the ancient kingdom of Shah dynasty and the home of the Gurkha soldiers before the unification process was started. Old Royal Palace and a few Temples are among the objects of the interest in Gorkha.





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