Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nepal Tourism Year

Welcome to Nepal
Namaste and Welcome to Nepal, for many visitors, this Himalayan country brings images of snow-capped mountains and green hills. In fact, ten highest mountains in the world, eight are in Nepal, Nepal mountaineering make a dream. 

Nepal, a small country with an approximate area of 147,181 square kilometers is geographically and ethnically diverse, with over 61 ethnic groups and 70 languages spoken. That in addition to a diverse cultural richness and lively traditions, beautiful temples and monuments as well as rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, making your trip an unforgettable experience. It is a multicultural, multi-ethnic and language. However, all people of different races and religions live in harmony and there is an ideal blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. 

However, Nepal has much more to offer than just the high breathtaking Himalayas. Matching steps with the wider world, Nepal has taken a great step in achieving world-class benchmarks in all facets of social life, whether political, economic, education, information technology or social welfare. 

Nepal is a secular republic, federal democratic leave the legacy of years of being the only Hindu kingdom in the world. The Constituent Assembly election held on April 10, 2008 marked the beginning of a new era for Nepal in the world of the 21st century. The new democratically elected government is well positioned to bring new and prosperous Nepal eliminate all forms of injustice and social inequality. 

After the political revolution, the country is now focused on brine economic revolution that will bring the country and here the people of the centuries old deprivation and poverty. Office has supported the mission established by the Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) to increase the individual's monthly income up to Rs. 12,000 per month. The Government has also declared to create a business environment conducive to doing good business in Nepal and to encourage foreign direct investment in infrastructure sectors such immense potential, hydropower, forestry (Herb Processing), petroleum and mineral resources. Nepal, the country with the water resource is the second in the world, contains the investment opportunities in hydropower with a capacity to produce over 80,000 MW units. As Nepal is now a member of the World Trade Organization, the reconstruction needs of the industrial sector in order to carry out products that can compete in the international market, while making it cheaper.

Tourism in Nepal 
Nature has produced rich tourist resources in Nepal. The natural landscape, high mountains, incomparable cultural heritage, art, culture and many specialties have made Nepal a destination known in the world tourism map with a different image of him. Almost all the world climate and ecosystem is available in Nepal, on the other cultural, geographic, ethnic and bio-diversity of international visitors attractive country Nepal time and again, we really base the spirit of Nepal tourism brand, a native of Nepal, once is not enough! "Welcome Nepal - Year 2011 • Tourism is a three-year program. The main objective of this program is to promote Nepal's tourism sector internationally, in addition to this program helps to promote Nepalese culture, art, biodiversity and stakeholder through marketing business.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Natural Beauty of Nepal


Elephas maximus indicus, in Chitwan National P...Elephas maximus indicus, in Chitwan National Park, Nepal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Royal Chitwan...Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Royal Chitwan National Park, Chitwan, Nepal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rara Lake-The Largest Lake of Nepal

Rara Lake

Rara Lake Trekking offers the best scenery in the north-western part of Nepal. Within its boundaries are the Rara National Park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the country's largest lake, Lake Rara can be found (10.8 square kilometers. At 2990 meters). Considered one of the best parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forests and is the ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunas. The DANFE (Impey Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal, while flying over a variety of fish, snow trout, inhabit Lake Rara. Adding charm to the region are the people at large with an open heart and friendly. The journey can begin in Jumla (more than one hour flight from Kathmandu), or closer to Nepalgunj.


Rara Lake
Rara is a good destination for hiking in the West. The trail is very "unusual" and offers glimpses of culture and scenery very different from the rest of the country. The enterpiece of the park is the largest lake in Nepal. Along the mountain trails and a series of quaint villages, you arrive at the shores of magnificent Lake Rara. The park includes Trans-Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forests and pastures.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake

The Fewa (or Phewa) the lake is a must for those among the tourist attractions in Pokhara. This beautiful lake is very captivating charm on the outskirts of Pokhara, Kaski district. Pokhara is a city in central Nepal, located approximately 198 km west of Kathmandu. One of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal, Pokhara is situated in the northwest corner of the Pokhara valley, which is an extension of Seti Gandaki valley. The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake should be included on their trips to Pokhara. 
Phewa Lake
Fewa Lake, also known as Lake Phewa or Phewa This is the second largest lake in Nepal after Rara Lake. If you do not know, 'Maybe' is the word of Nepal to the lake. Aside from its ethereal beauty, what makes it so famous is the reflection of the legendary Mount Machapuchare on its surface. The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake is surrounded by Lakeside area in the east and the region has become a popular tourist destination, like Thamel, Kathmandu, Pumdi Bhumdi in the south, people in the west and Pame Sarangkot hill in the north. It is the largest and most beautiful of the three lakes of Pokhara. If you want to experience the true beauty of the Fewa (or Phewa) in the lake of Pokhara, then hire a sailboat or rowboat and enjoy the tranquility. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lake is the most famous foreign travelers. Most hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located here. Another attraction in the famous Fewa (or Phewa) is the sacred lake of the Temple Barahi. The temple is located on the island in the middle of the lake. There is a wonderful waterfall on the south side of the lake and is known as Devi Falls. It is an unfortunate incident after the name of the falls. It was around 1960, when a foreign couple was swimming near the dam where the lake. A woman named Devi was washed away from the lake when the locks were opened prey. The falls have been the name of the lady.
Temple of Barahi







Temple of Barahi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sagarmatha National Park

Mt. Everest (Nepal) 8848 Meter   World Highest Mountain Peak


Map of Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park located in the Himalayan foothills has occupied an area of ​​1,148 square kilometers. It offers the best views of rugged mountains, glaciers, valleys and rivers. The park houses an incredible variety of species of plants, birds and exotic animals. Plant species like blue pine, fir, rhododendrons, birch etc have glorified the beauty of the park. Venture into the park, one can find rare species like the snow leopard, pandas, lynx, birders, etc. can have the best tourism experience while viewing rare birds like snow cock, pheasant dove, snow etc. In short, Sagarmatha National Park is a reserve of natural resources of the Himalayas.
Snow Leopard
Danfe (Lophophorus)

Chitwan National Park

Map of Royal Chitwan National Park
Royal Chitwan National Park is spread across an area of ​​932 square kilometers and is located within the belt of Terai of Chitwan. The park offers a worthwhile excursion through Safari. With nature at its best you will find the rarest species in the ecosystem. Canoeing on the lake in the park will have to encounter with crocodiles and fun adventure. During your stay in one of the park, you are guided in a cultural trip to the lifestyles of people Chitwan. In the afternoon and evening you can enjoy the most exotic events of your choice.
Naughty Elephant



Changunarayan

Main Door


Temple of Changunarayan
Two levels Changunarayan temple is located 15 kilometers from Kathmandu city. Since this is the temple of Lord Vishnu, also called Narayan and Changu is near the temple has been named. Stone inscription of 464 AD and other architectural masterpiece in the history window appears ancient temple of Nepal. The temple also bores the sculptures of the ten incarnations of Vishnu; Vishwaroop, Vishnu Vikrant, Vishnu riding Garuda, Vishnu temples Nar-Singha, etc Kileswar Shiva, Devi Chinnamasta and other gods and goddesses are also present in the vicinity of the temple Changunarayan . The temple offers a breathtaking view of Manohara River cascading through lush vegetation.

Temple of Changunarayan

World Heritage of Nepal Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath Backside
As its name indicates, Pashupatinath temple is a temple of Lord Shiva and is the holiest site for Hindus. The sacred temple is on the banks of sacred Bagmati River 5 km east of Kathmandu city. The Hindus are prohibited from entering the temple. It has two levels of roof and four silver doors. Devotees from all over the world come here to pay homage to the god Shiva.
Pashupatinath Back side in at night

Pashupatinath temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition, and is of the biggest temples of Hindus in the world.

 Pashupatinath covers and area of 281 hectares, which is one of the main temple multifaceted in Nepal, and nath is believed to have been regarded as one of the holiest sites for Hindus all over the world.

Swayambhunath


It is 3 km away from the west of Kathmandu. Old story goes back thousands of years Swayambhunath was an island. Later, a stupa was built. Manadeva King contributed to the preparation of the stupa at 460. After the Mughal invasion, which was distorted and had to undergo renovation in the 14th century. King Pratap Malla in the 17th century architecture even more and also added a ladder to reach the stupa. At present, the stupa is a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a high conical tower crowned by a pinnacle of copper gilt and has adorned the eyes of Buddha on the four sides of the base of needles. Buddhists regard it as the most holy place. Swayambhunath also offers a majestic view of the Kathmandu Valley.
Swayambhu
Swayambhu

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Golden Gate of Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
Temple of Batsala Devi
Bhaktapur is in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, Bhaktapur is regarded as the abode of ancient Nepali culture, custom artwork and sexy excellent craftsmanship. Each monument represents medieval culture, religion and customs of Nepal. Newari population has dominated much of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by Western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, the statue of King Bhupatindra, the Temple and palace fifty-five Nyatapola Mesh windows are the pride of life of Bhaktapur. The site hosts the best restaurants and hotels to cater to the needs and requirements of tourists. To enter the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the tourists have to pay anything like $ 10 registration fee and only Rs 50 for nationals of SAARC countries and China.

Temple of Dattatreya

Bhaktapur Durbar Square







Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Connected to 5 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu Valley by Bagmati River, 459 hectares of Patan is bounded by four stupas built by Emperor Ashoka in the third century in recorded history. Patan is also called Lalitpur. There are several legends attached to the origin of the term, Lalitpur. Legend has it that in ancient times as Kathmandu was involved in a severe drought and three people were assigned to call God of Kamaru Machhendranath Kamachhya Red, a place in Assam, India, in the valley of the rains. Among the three people you were a farmer named Lalit he believes have contributed more. When the rain finally poured into the valley, people as a sign of gratitude Sanskritized the valley after his name and municipality "pur" means the term and was finally named as Lalitpur. Another story says that the valley was named after King Yalamber. The people refer to as Yala Patan Patan. History has it that Patan was founded in the third century of the Kirat dynasty and later was modeled to perfection by Lichhavis in the sixth century Malla dynasty followed. Today Lalitpur sub metropolitan city has been classified into 22 rooms. This 
Temple of Krishna
(Krishna Mandir)
city presents a potpourri of the finest traditional crafts and artistic heritage. Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha temple, the temple Kumbeshwor, the temple of Krishna Temple, Hiranya Varna Gold or Mahavihar, Mulchowk, Jagat Narayan Temple, Big Bell, Pillar of Yognarendra Malla, Hari Shanker temple, Vishwanath temple, Bhimsen temple, Marga Hiti, Mani Mandap, Café Pagoda, Rato Machhendra Temple Minnath, Rudra Varna Mahavihar etc are prime attractions of Patan.

Kathmandu Durbar Square


In Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square has Hanuman Dhoka, Temple Degutale, Taleju Mandir, Chowk nose, nine-story tower Basantapur, Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple, Mul Chowk, Mohan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Tribhuvan Museum, King Mahendra Memorial Museum and Kal Bhairab temple nearby. Hindu mythology that if a person interprets 17th century stone inscription written in 15 different languages ​​on the walls of the palace of Hanuman Dhoka, there would be flash floods of milk on the wall. Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace was the former kings of Malla and later became the Shah dynasty. Royal Family lived in the Hanuman Dhoka Palace until 1886 and then became Narayanhiti palace. However, the palace is still used for ritual and ceremonial occasions. A new king is crowned in the interior of the palace. The palace has a 17th century statue of Hanuman on the left of the entrance to the palace and the amazing sculpture of Lord Narasimha. The palace has to remember the past history of the royal family, culture and religion of Nepal. Museums in the palace allows to explore the culture, religion, customs, traditions, architecture, history of the royal palaces, and so an entrance fee is set to enter the museum. International tourists are charged Rs. 250 for the entry. Museums are open 7 days a week, except Tuesdays from 10:30 to 15:00 in winter and from 10:30 am to 4 pm in the summer. On Friday, you must visit the museum from 10:30 to 14:00.

Kasthamandap

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kathmandu


Swayambhu, Dharahara, Pashupati
Kathmandu, Basantapur
Kathmandu with its distinctive architectural heritage, palaces, temples and courtyards has impressed several writers, artists, and poets, each foreign and Nepalese, and , the capital town of Nepal, is one in all the oldest cities of the globe set admits within the lovely valley of Himalaya and loved by people who appreciate the character at its best. it's the hub of Nepal's ancient culture and humanities. It video slot offers multiple coin betting choices, you'll be able to wager up to twenty coins per payline with a most bet of forty five coins and therefore the coin values vary from a minimum of zero.01.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pokhara


Ghandruk
Paragalaiding-Pokhara
Pokhara is one among the foremost fashionable tourist destinations in Nepal, and is additionally a contemporary town additionally to its history and nature. it's various museums and there are some fascinating caves, waterfalls and Tibetan villages within the surrounding hills. Pokhara records the higest rainfall within the country.


Fewa lake and Mt. Annapurna,
Mt. Machhapuchhre


Pokhara gets additional rain than the other town of Nepal, and se encuentra en una importante ruta comercial antigua entrenal Tibet and India . it's a nice climate and may be visited any time of the year. It museum, located between Mahendra Pool and the airport , reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal. Pokhara is found north west of Kathmandu, and is that the place to begin of any trek along the Annapurna circuit.


Pokhara features a subtropical climate with moderate temperatures. it's located roughly two hundred km west of Kathmandu, and , the opposite town of Nepal turned out to be quite a spot. it's slightly but one,000m on top of ocean level, giving it a tropical climate, however is way nearer to the mountains than Kathmandu is.

Boating tourist in Fewa Lake
Phewa lake is additionally used for industrial fishing, and , Begnas and Rupa were all once a part of the body of water that stuffed the Pokhara Valley.










Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk Village and Mt. Annapurna

Ghandruk, an oversized & prosperous Gurung village, is superbly set against the backdrop of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and holy Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m). It offers terribly shut read of the Annaurnas and therefore the read throughout sunset and sunrise is amazing, and Trekking is one in all the foremost well-liked trekking destinations of Nepal and situated towards the northwest of Pokhara. it's famous for trekking from where you'll see best views of Annapurna South and Fishtail mountain. Ghandruk trekking is feasible to create short and long as your would like however following itinerary is a lot of tourists employed in previous. It , with its enticing slate-roofed homes, may be a fascinating place to go to, and VillageThis Annapurna Ghandruk Loop, 3, four days trek is appropriate for kids or weary trekkers, because it doesn’t entail any significantly long walking days and there's perpetually masses to envision.


Ghandruk may be a giant ancient Gurung village whereas Ghorepani is that the settlement below the famed vantage purpose of Poonhill. it's a famous Gurung village, overlooking the picturesque lake city of Pokhara also because the breathtaking Himalayan panorama.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath Backside
Pashupatinath Back side in at night
Pashupatinath temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition, and is of the biggest temples of Hindus in the world.

 Pashupatinath covers and area of 281 hectares, which is one of the main temple multifaceted in Nepal, and nath is believed to have been regarded as one of the holiest sites for Hindus all over the world.

Lumbini Birth Place of Buddha

Mayadevi temple

Asoka Pillar
Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. It remained neglected for centuries. Lumbini is situated in the southern Terai plains of Nepal and is about 300 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. It is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and therefore is considered a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists. In 250 BC, Emperor Ashoka built a stone pillar containing an inscription about the birth of Buddha. Lumbini bears not only a historical and religious significance but also cultural significance. Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Tara Foundation, World Peace Pagoda, the Temple of China, the monastery in Thailand, Burma Temple (Myanmar), Nepal Buddha Temple and the Buddhist monastery Dharmaswami are the main attractions of Lumbini. There is a museum and research center for Buddhism. It is also considered a bird watching destination ideal, as it hosts many species of rare birds. Many high quality hotels, restaurants and lodges are available in Lumbini.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

World Heritage of Nepal Boudhanath

Boudha
Boudhanath symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism. It is located 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu and was built by King Man Dev Licchavis in the 5th century AD Its colossal and ancient stupa is regarded as one of the largest stupa in the world and is built on an octagonal base and inlaid with staggered niche representing Buddha and his teachings. After the Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands flocked to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energy to the stupa. The stupa is surrounded by several temples or "gompas. The atmosphere of the whole place is lit up with excitement as the fragrance of incense drifts in the air. The chanting of the monks and creaking wheels of prayer can be heard while walks around the base. One of the main sites for pilgrims and tourists in the country.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hanuman Doka

Hanuman Dhoka


Hanuman Dhoka is the former Royal Palace of the Malla kings and sequentially of the Shah dynasty. It is several complexes connected together taking up about five acres. The eastern wing of the palace was built in the mid-16th century, and is the oldest part of the palace. It has ten courtyards. King Pratap Malla enlarged the original building in the 17th century, adding many of the temples. The oldest part of the palace is Sundari Chowk and Mohan Chowk in the north part of the palace, which are both closed. In 1768, after Prithvi Narayan Shah took over the valley he built four lookout towers in the southeast part of the palace.

Royal Place
The palace was last lived in by the royal family until1886, when the royal residence was moved to the Narayan Hitti Palace, in the northern part of Kathmandu. The old palace still has its ritual and ceremonial importance and the King of Nepal is crowned and other ceremonies enacted here.

Outside the palace is a stone inscription put there by Pratap Malla in 15 different languages. It is said that someone can read that milk with gush out from the middle of it.

The entrance is on the west side of the palace. Open daily except Tuesday, 10.30 am to 3 pm, 4 pm in the summer; Friday 10.30 am to 2 pm. Admission Rs 250.