Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of one of the world’s greatest religions; is it any wonder then that it also has the world’s greatest monasteries?
Nepal is not only rich in bountiful nature, spectacular scenery, rich culture, and great diversity, it also has some of the world’s most magnificent monasteries.
The Great Himalayan Trail is the longest and highest trekking route in the world—and most of it is in Nepal!
No visitor coming to Nepal goes back without some time spent in Lalitpur, and it is indeed time well spent, because Lalitpur has much to offer.
For far too long, Nepal’s flag carrier has been down in the dumps, causing great distress to the tourism sector. Now, there’s hope again.
Nepal’s biodiversity is threatened by a host of issues, including habitat degradation, encroachment, exploitation, pollution, and poaching. However, all is not lost!
Fire is His head, the Sun and Moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas His speech, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet the Earth has originated. Verily, He is the inner self of all beings.” –The Upanishads: translation from the Sanskrit.
Right from the time a child is born, parents make haste to have an astrological chart (janam patra: birth chart; horoscope) made of the child by a priest accomplished in astrology.
Get out of the city’s pollution-laden environment and mind-jangling traffic to spend some blissful hours in the peaceful garden of Godawari.
Among the many different milestones through the year, this is one that is really down-to-earth, besides being downright basic to Nepali life.
Fruits are said to be the food of the gods, and if so, Nepal is a blessed country, what with a large variety of delicious fruits available throughout the year.
It’s an art that’s more ancient than the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and a part of the culture and lifestyle of the Indian subcontinent since the ages.
The era of the Malla kings was a long one, about 550 years, and a period of prosperity in all spheres, including art, architecture, and culture.
Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country, and it is a time when one forgets and forgives.
Ason Bazaar portrays a large slice of what Kathmandu is all about, and the tourist would be well rewarded by a leisurely stroll down its many streets and alleyways.
Plan your Pokhara trip to include a few days of trekking to picturesque little villages, hiking through fabulous scenery on great hilly trails.
Lord Shiva, one of the three main deities of Hinduism, has numerous devotees all over Nepal and the Indian subcontinent. He also has many temples all over the country.
After the jetlag is over, it’s time to meet near and dear ones, and you can’t wait to see their delight when you gift them the fabulous souvenirs that you have brought all the way from Nepal.
In today’s world, going green is the in thing to do, and using the humble cycle to tour around the valley makes you a ‘green’ person.
In the hectic world we live in today, people all around the world are seeking solace in spirituality, and Nepal is the ideal destination for pursuit of the same.
One of the least developed regions in Nepal, you will discover unexpected sights and lifestyles here; a veritable adventure of exploration awaits you.
Nepal was on the world map in 2015, but for all the wrong reasons. Today, again, it is very much in the limelight, and this time it’s for very good reasons.
Panauti has an ancient history, and a culture that is rich and thriving. It’s close to Kathmandu, and a visit is sure to enrich you.
A festival that celebrates the victory of Nepali forces over the Indian British Army during the Anglo-Nepal War of 1814-1816.
Manaslu (Mountain of the Spirit), the eighth highest mountain in the world, rules over the fascinating region known as Manaslu Conservation Area. It’s a place for discovery.
Nepal is well represented in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, and it was awesome to go on an Everest Ride.
A jungle safari around Chitwan National Park in Chitwan, Nepal, is an experience that one will not easily forget.
Having had your first experience of what’s it like being in Nepal, your taxi ride having given you an up-close contact with a knowledgeable Nepali taxi driver, you reach Thamel after driving down half of Kathmandu.
When coming to Nepal, travel light, travel with adventure in your heart, and travel with optimism. There’s mush to see, experience, and discover.
You are coming on a long trip, and spending a fair amount; stay longer, so you experience real adventure.
Homestays are popular universally, because they give an up-close and personal experience of indigenous lifestyle and culture.
Here’s what you need to know about the world’s highest marathon.
The honey hunters of Nepal have been made famous by Eric Vialli’s documentary, ‘The Honey Hunters of Nepal’, and deservedly so.
Lord Gautam Buddha’s discourses show humankind a new understanding of life.
Shamans are known as jhañkris, or dhāmīs, in Nepal. They are believed to have mysterious powers to ward off evil spirits and exorcise their spells.
Besides nourishing the body and the brain, Yarsagumba improves organ function and the immune system if taken over a longer period.
While Pokhara is undoubtedly a paradise for locals and tourists alike, traveling to Baglung from there is an experience that will draw sighs from your soul.
In Buddhism, the threefold path to enlightenment and nirvana consists of meditation (samadhi), virtue (sila), and wisdom (panna). As far as meditation is concerned, Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati) and Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Bhavana) are believed to be two of the most valuable among the different types of meditation taught by the Buddha.
Do you want to enrich your cultural experience when in Nepal? Well then, why don’t you take some to learn the fine art of cooking Nepali cuisine?
The best thing about Kathmandu Valley is its weather. One tourism entrepreneur once quipped, “We say that when it is 42 degrees in Delhi, it’s 24 in Kathmandu!” Blessed with so much natural beauty and pristine environment by the good lord, and plundered of its bounties of nature in so many ways by man, Kathmandu Valley can still boast of having splendid climate all year round, even if it can no longer lay claim to fame as one of the better cities of the world that it most certainly was once upon a time.
This is what Father Gillespie, one of the first foreigners to visit the secluded kingdom of Nepal in the 18th century, wrote in his ‘Account of the Kingdom of Nepal’: “Cat’hmandu contains about 18000 houses, Lelit Pattan contains about 25000 houses, B’hatgan contains about 12000 houses…the houses are constructed of brick and are three or four stories high…streets of all their towns are paved with brick or stone…there are also good wells made of stone…In every town there are large square verandas…called ‘pati’…on the outside of the great towns, small square reservoirs of water….” (Asiatic Researcher, 1801, Vol. II, London)