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 The Kathmandu valley is named after Kasthamandap, an imposing pagoda near Hanumandhoka. From the history, the city was built in 723 A.D. It is surrounded by green mountains, above which tower mighty snow capped peaks. It consists of three main cities of great historic and cultural interest, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The Kathmandu valley covers 218sq. miles. It is situated at 1340 meters above sea level. Some tourist pronounce Kathmandu as Katmandu or Katmando or catmando.

          For most visitors to Nepal, the Kathmandu valley is their arrival point and the focus of their visit. This small valley sheltered by mountains is the historical centre of Nepal.

Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur are the places where temples, shrines and palaces were made and re-made. From Kathmandu valley, Nepalese art and culture were also developed and refined in many stages. Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur each have their own artistic, architectural and historical background . Beyond the cities there are hundreds of temples and shrines, traditional villages, agricultural scenes and many more beauties are present in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu Nepal

Major sightseeing places in Kathmandu city

Machendranath Temple, Akash Bhairab Temple, Hanumandhoka, Temple of Kumari, Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak, Jaisidewal, Mahakalsthan, Bhadrakali Temple, Baluju Water Garden, Swayambhunath, National History Museum, Pashupatinath Temple, Guheswari Temple, Chabahil Stupa, Chandra Vinayak, Bouddanath, Kirtipur (historical town) Dakshinkali temple.

Sight seeing around Pokhara

Millions of people travel thousands of miles  in the search of Heaven or Paradise on Earth ,fully unaware of the existence of a corner of real paradise. Pokhara valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level. This is one of the picturesque spots of Nepal. Its lovely lakes and mountains enhance the beauty of the valley. Pokhara is situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. It is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna and others.This is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain, Fishtail, is less then 30 kilometers from Pokhara. Pokhara's numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming.
 

Climate of Pokhara

        Pokhara has a pleasent climate and can be visited any time of the year. Even during summer, the temperature does not riseabove 30-32 degree celcius. And as a rain begin, the temperature goes down considerably, coolong the valley.


Access to Pokhara

        Pokhara is situated 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu and is well connected by road and also by air. Pokhara can be reached in 6 hours bus ride and  just 30 minutes by Airplane from Kathmandu. And it is also connected  with Indo-Nepal border. There is daily bus services from Pokhara to Indian border of kakarvitta in the east, Birjung, Biratnagar and Sunauli in the middle part, Nepaljung and Mahendra Nagar in the west.


Caves and Water Falls in Pokhara

        Pokhara is famous for limestone caves such as Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwar Mahadev and others. Davis Fall is the most famous water fall in Pokhara, which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground.


Mountains and Hills in Pokhara

        Like the artifical painting from east to west, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayan ranges of Annapurna. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and other appear so close as to make you feel that you can almost touch them. Sarankot, Kaskikot, Kalikasthan, Bharat Pokhari and the Pumdi Bhumdi Hills commands beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. The places are also ventage points to view sunrise and sunsets over the majestic Himalayan peaks


Lakes and Rivers in Pokhara

        Pokhara is also known as lake city. There are seven famous lakes - Phewa or Fewa, Begnas and Rupa being the most well known ones. the glacial river Seti, flows right through the heart of the Pokhara valley and goes completely underground at certain places.Which is also called seti or white Gandaki because of the limestones sediments that give the water a milky tint. This river cuts the deepest gorge in Nepal.


Temples and Monasteries in Pokhara

        The Bindabasini temple is the centre of religious activity in the old bazaar area. Located right in the middle of the fewa lake,barahi Temple attracts many tourist and Hindu pilgrims from Nepal  and abroad. Another Hindu shrine is the Bhadrakali temple, which is situated on a small but beautiful hill with pleasent surroundinds. Some other temples in Pokhara are Narayan Than, Ram Mandir, Krishna Mandir, Kedareswor Mahadav Mindir Lamakhor Lakeside.
World Peace Pagoda , a massive Buddhist stupa, is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shores of Fewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight, this shrine, built by Japanese, is a great vantage point offering spectacular views of the Lake  as well as Pokhara city.


Museums and Heritage sites in Pokhara

        The Annapurna museum displays a large variety of butterflies, moths and insects and also cement models depicting Nepal's wildlife. The Annapurna museum is located inside the Prithivi Narayan Campus.  The Pokhara regional museum exhibits a variety of items that captures the culture and customes of different tribes and races of Nepal.The regional museum is located at Naya Sadak. The Mountaineering Museum provides detailed information on mountaineering expeditions in Nepal. The Mountaineering Museum is very new and it is located in Ghari Patan which is close to Pokhara Eye Hospital.


Boating and Fishing in Pokhara

        Boating and fishing are the most popular attractions of the Phewa lake. hiring a boat for a couple of hours and heading out to the other side of the lake bordering the forested hill and taking a swim can be the highlight of a warm day.


Adventure and trekking in Pokhara

        Paragliding, Golfing, Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Micro-light aircraft , Bicycleing and hikeing in the hills are the most adventure activities in Pokhara. The valley is the  starting point of some of the most popular treks in the country.


Culture of Pokhara

        Pokhara - a dazzing mountains landmark in the west of Nepal is a melting pot of various ethnic groups comprising Brahman, Chhetri, Newars, magars, Gurangs etc vibrant in their respective cultures and in pure harmony.


Sight seeing Bhaktapur Nepal

Major sightseeing places in the Bhaktapur city

 Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, Bhairabnath Temple, Pujarinath Temple, Surya Vinayak, Changu Narayan Temple


Sight seeing Patan Nepal

Major sightseeing places in the Patan city

Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, MahaBoudha, Hiranya Verna Mahavihar, Kumbheshwor, JagatNarayan Temple, Rudra Verna Mahavihar, Machendranath and Minnath Temple, Tibetain center Jawalakhel, Godavari, and Fulchoki Hill.

 


Sight seeing Lumbini Nepal

Lumbini is situated 300 kilometers from Kathmandu and 190 kilometers south of Pokhara. This is a holy place because it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This is also known as the pilgrimage destination of the world's millions of Buddhists as well as other researchers and visitors. This is one of the World Heritage site listed by UNESCO.


 

Sight seeing Nagarkot Nepal

Nagarkot is also a popular tourist destination of Nepal. It is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset.


Sight seeing Chitwan Nepal

Royal Chitwan National Park covers about 932 Sq. kilometers, as a successful research center of wildlife and nature conservation. The Park is situated in the tropical and sub-tropical lowland of the mid-southern part of Nepal. The Park has a large area of low, heavy-forested hills bordering with India on the south, which is also known as a haven of wildlife. The Park has been covered by different vegetation. The shorea rebusta that is known as a Sal tree in Nepali covers around 70%, grassland 20% and others 10% . Commonly seen animals in the park are the Royal Bengal tiger, one horned rhinoceros, wild boar, gaur, neelgai, wild elephant, striped hyena, pangolin, chital, wild dog, langur etc.

The Park also contains more then 450 species of birds. Some birds are listed as rare birds. The rare birds found in the Park are the bangle, horizon, giant hornbill, and lesser floricon, black and white stock. The other birds like peacock, fowl kingfisher, woodpecker, flycatcher and toucan are also found in the Park.

In Royal Chitwan National Park, accommodation ranges from a simple hut, to rest houses with attached bathrooms, to well equipped luxury resorts, with the difference in services and prices they offer.

The main activities in the jungle are:

Elephant ride (safari)Bird watching tour, Canoe rides, Nature walk/ Jungle walk, Jungle drive, Tharu stick dances, Wild life slide show              

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