Fun Facts About Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country rightfully called a paradise on earth. . Nepal is truly a god’s playground with stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and mesmerizing lakes.Nepal lies sandwiched between the two domineering land masses and national powers that are India and China, yet it still manages to retain a culture that is distinctly its own.
Here we are listing the most fun and interesting facts about Nepal.

 
Second largest population of One-horned Rhino is found in Nepal.

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Nepal was never under any foreign invasion.

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Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.

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Nepal is the only country with a non-rectangular flag. Nepal’s flag is maroon with two triangular shapes stacked on one another with blue border.

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Cows are sacred in Nepal.

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Nepal has the only living goddess in the world called Kumari. Kumari literally means virgin in Nepali.

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Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages (Mother Tongue) .

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Map of Nepal and Portugal is similar.

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Nepali Calendar is 67 years ahead of Gregorian Calendar.

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Nepal is called Amazon of Asia.Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, is the living cultural museum of the world.

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Nepal has one of the best habitats for Snow Leopard.

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The highest mountain in the world, The Mount Everest is in Nepal. Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepali which translates to “Forehead of the Sky.”Nepal has 8 out of the world’s 14 highest mountains including the Mount Everest.

 

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Nepal has 8 % of the total species of birds found in the world.

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Nepal comprises 6% of the world’s rhododendron species.

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Top 5 Famous Honeymoon Destinations in India

Here are some beautiful places in India to choose from for that ideal post-wedding holiday.Honeymoon Places in India are like no other in the world.India is one of the most famous travel destination in Asia which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Top 5 Famous Honeymoon Destinations in India

Coorg

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Coorg is located in the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka. Coorg is often called the ‘Kashmir of South India’ as it is one of the best hill stations that you will find in Southern part of the country.Coorg is blessed with natural beauty, which makes it one of the best honeymoon destinations. The couples can go for hiking on the majestic peaks, explore the verdant forests or simply bond with each other at the coffee shops.The city gets its splendor from the evergreen forests, enthralling waterfalls, serene streams and rivers and so much more.
Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is one of the most popular places for couple getaway and one of the most important hill stations in east of India. Situated in the state of West Bengal, it is perched at an elevation of 2,042.2 meters. Famous for its luscious green tea estates and salubrious weather, Darjeeling is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.Darjeeling is also a home to world’s rarest species of animals such as Himalayan Red Panda and Snow Leopard. The main attraction of Darjeeling is the Kanchenjunga peak also known as “The Five Treasures of Snows”, which is the third highest peak in the world.
Goa

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Goa is the most famous beach destination. It’s gorgeous landscape created by golden beaches, beautiful rivers and lakes and architectural magnificence makes it a great tourist destination. Goa is flooded with tourists all through the year. The perfect party ground for the young, this beach city is also one of the most visited honeymoon destinations in India as a lot of young couple prefer a beach holidays with a taste of dazzling nightlife in Goa.Goa is relatively cheaper and safer than other honeymoon destinations.

Kerala

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Kerala, the famous place for honeymoon in India is popular for its scenic hill stations, romantic resorts on the backwaters and for beaches. It serves a wonderful place for couples as it offers peaceful and romantic destinations for honeymooners. Tall palm trees, delicious sea food, amazing beaches, creative architecture adds to the beauty of Kerala.
Nainital

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Nainital is a beautiful hill station in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters above the sea level. Often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Boating in Naini Lake as you admire the picturesque setting of the city is one of the best things that to do in Nainital.Nainital is undoubtedly the best honeymoon destination of India, which is visited by couples from all over the globe. The lakes, the chirpy birds, the pleasant weather and the flowering boulevards of Nainital make it a paradise on earth.

Walk Around Pokhara

Pokhara city is the most remarkable city for natural beauty and adventurous activity. This enchanting city is filled with lots of beautiful places and beautiful sites which can surely melt your heart. Here we present you list of 10 beautiful places inside Pokhara valley.

 

Phewa Tal

 

It is the most attractive place in Pokhara which has colorful and bright boats for fun. It is one of the biggest lake in Pokhara.

 

World Peace Pagoda

This place has beautiful Buddhist stupa which is located on the top of the hill. It gives a pleasant view of Annapurna range and entire Pokhara city.

 

Begnas and Rupa Lake

This place is  charming and enchanting place to visit. It is very refreshing and good place to visit which lies about 10km southeast of Pokhara.

 

Devi’s Fall

It is also locally famous as Patale Chhango. It is one of the most spectacular place on Pokara. It has amazing waterfall sight and has good location structure.

 

Bahahi Temple

It is located in the middle of Phewa Lake which is devoted to the Goddess Baraha.

 

The Old Bazar

It is the habitual market of Pokhara which consist of architectural building mostly from Newar community. It refects our prosperity in culture and tradition.

 

Binda Basani Temple

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. It is believed that she will carry out the need and wants of her visitors.

 

Gupteshor Gupha

This place lies just across the Devi’s Dall and it is about 3 km long. It has great significane in Hindu religion

 

Mahendra Gupha

It is a gloomy cave and is also called Chamero Gupha. Since the cave is dark one should carry torch and be alert with bats.

 

Seti Gandaki

This miraculous river flows right through city. It grant absolute sight of river’s ghastly rush and bottomless canyon made by its commanding flow.

 

 

Breath Taking Festivals Of The World

 Here are some of the most amazing and beautiful festival which is celebrated across the globe.

Songkran Water Festival – Thailand

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This festival lies in the summer so people throw water on each other using various things like water guns,bucket etc. Elephants are also seen splashing water through trunks.

  La Tomatina – Spain

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Here comes a festival in which people throw tomatoes at each other and ride down that tomato – streaked slides. This festival also involves lots of dancing and fun.

 Pingxi Lantern Festival – Taiwan

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This is a festival which enlightens the sky by thousands of lanterns. It is celebrated in Pingxi district in Taiwan. It is believed to alleviate evil and diseases from the society by making wishing in those lanterns.

 

Carnival of Venice – Venice, Italy

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This festival has many entertainer like bands, jugglers everywhere colorful boats in the canal. In the evening people join for a party. They wear mask of different types and creates a beautiful scenario.

 Up Helly Aa Fire Festival – Scotland

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This exciting festival includes different types of fire themed environment. The people march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes.

 

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) – Mexico

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It is celebrated across the world but mostly in Mexico. On this day families and friends gather and pray for members of families or friends who have died.

 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – Harbin, China

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This festival is enjoyed during winters by making biggest ice sculptures in China. It is one of the largest ice festivals. This festival last a month.

 Boryeong Mud Festival – South Korea

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This festival is celebrated in Seoul,South Korea. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flat and then moved to the Daecheon beach area where the festival is celebrated. This mud contains minerals and is also used in cosmestic products. It takes place during summer.

 Chinese New Year

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This festival is celebrated on the first day of the New Year falls on the new moon which lies between 21 Jan- 20 Feb. This festival is centuries old have great significance in Chinese culture. This is the time where they honor deities and their ancestors.

 The Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This festival is much talked about festival in the world. It is held before the

before Lent every Year and it is believed to be one of the most giant carnival in the world which has about two million people in the street. The Rio carnival parade is usually filled with revelers,floats and adornments.

 

Top places of Nepal for Honeymoon couples

Nepal is an amalgamation of multiple romantic features like mountain ranges, deep valleys, narrow walkways, and peaceful lakes. Nepal is rich in natural beauty and it is a god gifted. It is magical and mythical; spiritual and serene at the same time. It is a perfect paradise for a Honeymoon in Nepal.

Pokhara

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Pokhara is a beautiful place with green natural scenery which is the best places for couples. For a newly married couple, Pokhara is a dreamland, with picture-perfect setting of Himalayan Range, lakes, deep valleys, and winding trek paths. The luxurious accommodation options make the place a paradise for honeymooners. There can be the best place to stay like Hotel Orchin be the best Waterfront Resort, and Hotel Dream Pokhara.

Kathmandu

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It is located centrally in Kathmandu Valley with its metropolitan area consistings of three cities: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan and Bhatapur. Thamel the old part of the city with quaint short and narrow streets, numerous nooks and crannies contains hotels, restaurants, offices and shops. Durbar Square, world heritage site, is important and fascinating place to visit, containing numerous Hindu temples, statutes of various Hindu deities and the palace of Kumari, the living goddess. Nagarkot, the highest hill in the range surrounding Kathmandu Valley, some 35km from the city centre offers unprecedented view on Langtang range and some of the giants beyond the range such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.

Bandipur

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Bandipur, the culturally rich hill station midway on the Prithivi Highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, is another attractive place for honeymoon trip makers in Nepal. the key attractions of Romance topped with thrill at the Siddha Gufa, Annapurna short-circle trekking, jungle safari, and the serene silkworm farm There can be Apart from the centuries old Newari culture, the hill station also offers an incredible view unspoiled landscapes.

Chitwan

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For a lovely and newlywed couple, Chitwan is a fantastic place for jungle safari, bird watching, and elephant ride. Besides the attractions of Chitwan National park, a lovely couple can enjoy the local hospitality as well as the best hotel services in Chitwan.

Mustang

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Mustang is located at one corner of Nepal, along the fringes of Nepal and Tibet. It is an isolated and placid place. The mythical aura and natural beauty makes Mustang one of the best places to visit in Nepal for honeymoon. There are lots of key attractions for the couples like Trekking through Mustang, and the palace and gompas in the ancient walled city of Lo Mustang

Daman  

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Daman is another lovely destination for a honeymooning couple in Nepal. Located 80km south-west of Kathmandu on Tribhuvan Highway, the hill top station is well known for the breathtaking views of large section of the Himalayan range stretching from Mt. Everest in the East to Mt. Dhaulagiri in the West. A romantic couple in its surroundings can interact with the most hospitable people as well.

 

TOP10 PHOTOGRAPHS Of NEPAL THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

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Nepal is one of our favorite destinations. It is a beautiful country with full of natural resources. Nepal is rich in art, cultural and other many more mystique. From the cultural climes of Kathmandu to the epic mountain scopes of the Gokyo region, the people, traditions and history of this place will totally blow your mind. It totally blows our mind, anyway. The home of the highest mountain in the world and a civilization known for living in the harsh conditions of the Himalayas, Nepal has much to offer the photographic traveler.

  1. The sign to Everest Base Camp – an exciting find (and useful directions) for any would-be ascended. It is very Peace Place to visit and it feels proud after you reach there.12. The Nepalese mountains cape has never looked better. How green is the green? How blue is the blue? 23. Yak+ mountains + golden hour = photo wizardry. This one is no exception.

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4.  Flags, mountains, blue skies – it was never not going to be a good photograph, was it?4

5. Birds of a feather flock together, and the birds of Nepal look pretty cool.

56. This stone house has been photographed heaps, but this is probably one of the best shots of it we’ve found. Perfect weather, perfect composition, and perfect photo.

67. The terrace farms of Nagarkot are pretty special. This photo does a rather splendid job of showing why.

78. This shot of a shepherd’s camp offers an amazing glimpse into life among the mountains.

89. Certainly rising early to capture the peaks as the sun hits them before the valleys are worth the effort and also suggest bringing along a graduated neutral density filter to help balance exposure.

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10. In Kathmandu, there are various religious temple which attract lots of tourists to visit this beauty.

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Come and Explore Nepal on one of our Geckos itineraries. Whether you’re after trekking, culture or some spiritual enlightenment. You Can get Peace after visiting the Nepal’s Beauty.

 

 

Lumbini- The Birth Place Of Buddha

 

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Location

Limbini lies in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini zone of western Nepal. It is 20 Km from the Gautam Buddha airport, Siddhartha Nagar and 27 km. from the Indian Border, Sunauli. It is also known as Tilaurakot in which Buddha was born.

About Buddha

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Buddha is known as the peace of Nepal. Buddha always want peace. The Buddha who is the founder of the Buddhist religion is called Buddha Shakyamuni “Shakya” is the name of the royal family into which he was born and “Muni” means “Able One.” Buddha Shakyamuni was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, in what is now Nepal. His mother’s name was Queen Mayadevi and his father’s name was King Shuddhodana.

Lumbini in the earliest time

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Buddhist literature places lumbini between Sakya kingdom of Kapilvastu and Koliya kingdom of Devadaha to the east. Twenty eight km. east of lumbini lies Tiraulakot, the capital of the Sakyas and thirty two km east of Lumbini is Devadaha, the capital of the Koliyas. It was a beautiful pleasure or recreation garden collectively maintained by both the kingdoms during the lifetime of the lord Buddha. In modern time, we can see lots of beauties in limbini because it is improving day by day.

Birth Place of Lumbini

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 Lumbini is the birth Place of Buddha which is becoming very famous places of Nepal in the recent time. Buddha Has had done lots of work in this place so we still remember his every thing that remain in the limbini. Lumbini is one of the holy places for Buddhists region. Maya Devi, the queen of King Suddhodana of Kapilavastu on her way to her maternal home Devadaha for the delivery of her first child arrived Lumbini. Attended by the service providers while walking slowly and enjoying the peace, tranquility and solace of the Lumbini garden with the child in her womb suddenly she felt the labor pain. Realizing the time of delivery she bathed in the Sakya Puskarani located almost center of the garden.  Lumbini is situated at the foothills of Himalayas in the Terai plains of southern Nepal. The main shrines of Lumbini are the newly restored Mayadevi Temple, the Ashokan Pillar behind the temple and the Lake Shakya Puskarini where Mayadevi is said to have bathed before delivering the little Buddha into the world.  The birth place of lumbini is too much beautiful which is becoming the famous place of Nepal and its beauty attracting the tourists day by day. There was a beautiful garden with Asoka tree and full of flowers and she hold a branch of that tree.This sacred garden of Lumbini was blessed by the birth of the future Buddha. All of sudden, all trees burst into flowers and shared beauty and fragrance. Jeweled lotus bloomed with the heavenly lights and sounds of the celestial palace.The birth of the auspicious and incredible child was welcomed and received by Indra and Brahma (two Brahmani cal Gods).Luxurious European & Japanese hotel is facilitated for tourist and pilgrims in lumbini. There are budget class hotel and guest houses in all foreign and Nepali monasteries.

Some important things to see in this area:

  • The Lumbini Garden – This is the site marked by a stone pillar (Ashoka Pillar) erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka at about 245 B.C. The historical pillar was erected by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC bears the first epigraphic evidence with reference to the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The most important discovery in this place is a stone marked to suggest the exact birthplace of Buddha.
  • The Buddhist temple; the monastery of the Buddhist temple is built inside the surrounding complex of Lumbini in the manner of modern Buddhist shrines in Nepal. The prayer-hall contains a big image of lord shakyamuni Buddha in the medieval style.
  • Mayadevi Temple – This temple dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha, Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. Many sculptures and carvings in which the figures and designs are only slightly projecting from their background are seen here.
  • Lumbini has many new monasteries and Stupas which is built by Buddhist communities from around the world. Besides the Nepal Buddha Temple and the Dharma swami Buddhist monastery, many other countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Germany and Burma (name all countries) etc. have built their own temples and monasteries.
  • Lumbini also has a museum and a research center for Buddhism.

 

About Tea Garden “ILAM”

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Ilam is very beauty garden of tea. It is always seen evergreen natural beauty. A brisk walk in a tea garden, tranquil picnic and sightseeing stops, short treks along gentle slopes, or a trudge into the nearby woods – all this and more is offered by Ilam.

Ilam is a small hilly town situated at Mahabharata range in the eastern part of Nepal garlanded with pristine landscapes. In every year, people come there to visit, picnic or to get peace. Sloped tea states; dense natural forest, pilgrimage spots and unique cultures are the highlight of this place. Ilam District lies in the height of 610 meters to 3669 meters above sea level and its area is 17039 Sq Km. This city is famous for tea production and internal tourism. Students, corporate groups, couples and individuals are visit tea garden of Ilam Nepal each year for sightseeing,trekking, picnic, pilgrimage and other tourism activities. The number of Foreign travelers from around the word increasing these days; It is an admirable place to see main travel distination are Mai Pokhari, Shreeantu, Sandakpur, Siddhithumka, Gajurmukhi, Kanyam, Fikkal, Mai beni, Sano Pathibhara and Tea Gardens etc.

An excellent getaway from city life, Ilam, famous for its tea, is a small hill town with pristine landscapes of sloped tea gardens, mountain streams, dense natural forests, holy sites and a unique culture. Using Ilam Bazaar as a base you can take excursions for a day or more.

While the subtropical climate of Ilam ensures good weather throughout the year, the best time to visit Ilam is between October-December or from April-February. Ilam district is bordered by Panchthar in the north, Jhapa in the south, West Bengal (India) in the east and Morang and Dhankuta districts in the west.  It lies to the south of the Mahabharata range and west of the Shinghalila range.

Ilam is one of the richest districts in Nepal in terms of its cultural diversity, natural landscape, and flourishing cash crops sector. Potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chilly, milk, and broom grass are the major cash crops. Visitors also go to Ilam for botanical and anthropological research.The main ethnic groups living in Ilam are the Brahmins and Chhetris.  Lepcha is also the predominant ethnic group in this region.  A Lepcha museum is at an initial stage in Antu and is in the process of being extended

Ilam reflects rich social and cultural heritages of people living in harmony.  Other major ethnic groups living in Ilam include Magars, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus, and Sherpas. Most parts of Ilam are hilly regions with farmers as main inhabitants along with some businessmen, officials and government employees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy Adventure Actives in Nepal

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Nepal is a small country in the southern lap of the Himalayas. Nepal is the most famous tourist destination for adventure sports and adventure tours in Asia. The topography of this Himalayan Kingdom makes it the first choice for adventure tours. Let us have a look at most thrilling, electrifying and mind blowing adventure places, sports and activities that Nepal offers.

Bungee Jumping

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Bungee Jumping is one of the famous sports for tourist. Many tourists are attracting with Bungee Jumping in Nepal. The Fall of Bungee Jumping is the second deepest fall in this world. Bungee jumping in Nepal is the latest tourism activities and now it is the famous for the tourist. The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps the best site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Koshi River, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu.

Rafting

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Rafting is another most enjoying spots for every people. Mountain River Rafting -an adventure company managed and operated by Nepali professionals rafting team, was formed in 1992 and has become popular among the adventure seeker around the globe ever since. We have been able to maintain the standard of quality service along with guaranteed satisfaction since our establishment in arranging and operating safe and fun river trips throughout Nepal. It is attracting for the tourist.

Trekking

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Trekking is still the most popular sport among visitors. The geographical and natural diversity and a range of exotic culture make Nepal an ideal place for trekking. Trek to the Himalayas of Nepal provides an opportunity to observe the culture and enjoy the beauty of nature. White water rafting on Himalayan Rivers across the typical cross section of Nepal’s geography is equally popular. You can coast on clam jade waters with splendid view all around or rush through roaring rapids. Rafting is inarguable the best way of exploring Nepal, as it takes you through hamlets, canyons, virgin forests, and wildlife.

Mount Everest

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The world’s highest peak in the earth is Mount Everest. Every day People are Climbing Mountain and the feel proud. The highest peak of the world is 8848 meters (29,029 ft) from the sea level.  Mt Everest was first scaled by Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Everest, the highest mountain in the world lies in the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is an exclusive gift of nature and a symbol of pride and attraction for the humans. Mt. Everest is 8848 m high from the sea level.

Beautiful Resort

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There are various resort in Nepal that attracting the tourist everyday like they are Gokarna Resort, Himalayan Nagarkot, Forest Resort, Hotel Country Villa, Nagarkot farm House Resort, Dhulikhel Mountain Resort. Etc. So, all these resort are very famous to attracting the tourist. People are enjoying with natural beauty scenario in Nepal

Hunting in Nepal

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 Hunting is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Nepal has allowed controlled and planned hunting, though, it looks unbelievable. Hunting is allowed in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves (1325 sq. km.) and that is Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Thar. Blue sheep is a highly prized game animal. Controlled hunting is allowed with a proper license and is restricted to certain times of the year only.

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7 Cable care riding is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. The royal patronage temple of Manakamana – The Wish Fulfilling Goddess, is located south of the historic town of Gorkha and 6 km north of Mugling. The cable car takes 10 minutes to cover the distance of 2.8 km. The temple situated at hilltop (1302 m) offers breath taking view of Manashlu, Himalchuli and Annapurna and the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river valleys.

Religious Places

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Nepal is not only rich in natural beauties and gifts but also in cultural, historical and religious important. There are many temples of gods and goddness. Major holy places are Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, Janaki Temple in Janakpur, Manakamana in Gorkha, Barahachhetra in Sunsari, Krishna Temple in Patan, Lumbini, Swayambhunath and so on. The temple is artistically built and richly-ornamented in pagoda style. It is on the bank of the Bagmati River. It is a very beautiful place surrounded by green forest. There are many monkeys and birds around the temple.

 

Come And Explore Nepal

Nepal is the land of color where people from different culture and tradition live in peace and harmony. It has a beautiful landscape with amazing natural wonders. Its natural beauties and cultural diversities can surely take our breath away.

So let’s go through some of the places which make Nepal The most Beautiful place in the world.

  • Pokhara

 

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  • Kathmandu Valley

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  • Bhaktapur

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  • Annapurna Base Camp

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  • Janakpur

 

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  • Manang and Mustung

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  • Khaptad National Park

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  • Tilicho lake

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  • Langtang National Park

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  • Lumbini

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  • Everst Base Camp

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  • Illam

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  • Dharan

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  • Rara Lake

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  • Patan

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  • Gosaikunda Lake

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  • Poon Hill

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  • Daman

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  • Chitwan National Park

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  • Helumbu

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So if you are visiting Nepal, don’t forget to explore these amazing places.