Posted in : 21st Dec, 2018
Pack your bags and get ready to travel to one of the naturally blessed countries in the world, Nepal. This Himalayan nation is one of the dramatic and intriguing destinations for luxury tours.
Furthermore, luxury Nepal tour packages come in a variety.
Nepal is a melting pot of different ethnic groups, religions, culture, and languages. This has made the country a paradise for culture tour enthusiasts.
Further, travelers who crave for culture tours visit Kathmandu valley, the capital of the nation.
Kathmandu is a fertile bowl-shaped valley set amid the foothills of the Himalayas. This is home of sophisticated Newar culture. Further, Kathmandu valley has been referred to as ” An Open Air Museum“.
Kathmandu Valley comprises of three sister cities; Kathmandu city, Patan City, and Bhaktapur cities. Furthermore, these three sister cities have preserved its medieval heritage.
For tourist visiting Nepal, the first topmost attraction is Kathmandu Durbar Square. This destination is a superb mixture of man-made architecture dating back to the medieval times. In addition, there are more than 50 monuments dating back to the 12th century. Most of the temples seen here are mere three or four centuries old.
Furthermore, towards the right is the red brick and dark wood of the old Royal Palace. This wing is dominated by the nine-storied, four roofed Basantapur tower. As per the tradition Malla kings were born on the first floor of the tower, held audiences in the second, viewed their dancing girls in the third, and climbed to the fourth floor to view the smoke from the city to make sure that none of their subjects were going hungry. (Malla Dynasty took hold of the valley from early 12th to the 14th century).
Further, at the west end of the square is richly decorated Kumari Bahal, home of the young girl chosen to serve as ” The Living Goddesses”. Inside and out it is decorated with stunning wood carvings.
Across the way, brightly painted doll-like mannequins of Shiva and Parvati lean from the top rectangular shaped window.
Moreover, these are the most astounding attractions inside Kathmandu Durbar Square
The next cultural attraction Patan lies South of Kathmandu city. This city is a far away saved from Kathmandu in terms of ambiance, and frequent visits. Despite the proximity, Patan retains the tranquility and charm for a moment that Kathmandu has irrevocably lost. The main attraction revolves around Patan Durbar Square.
Patan city, has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC. Durbar Square forms the heart of Patan. The Durbar Square is closely packed with temples, and with far more concentration of architecture than anywhere around the valley.
Extraordinary varieties of monuments built over centuries blend into a magical whole, each perfectly been placed and balanced. Originally this was a site a pre-Licchavi palace and later it became a favored site for the wealthy nobles who ruled Patan. Visit Krishna Mandir an exquisite example of stone architecture. Walk around the unique Buddhist monastery of Golden temple. As you stroll through you will come across neighborhood dedicated to metalworking or stone carving, past ancient bahals and temples
Another ancient city of Bhaktapur is decorated with the most beautiful and bigger Durbar Square. Bhaktapur also was known as ‘Bhadgaon’ is the third largest town in the valley. The stone embedded street links a string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares. You will quickly notice how vibrant the town’s cultural life is with strong communities of potters, woodcarvers, and weavers. Just upon entering the square you will notice the substitute signs of four great Indian pilgrimage sites. The finely carved Bansi Narayan Mandir of Vishnu is a most recognizable statue at the entrance of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
In addition, The northern side of the square is dominated by the royal palace, most of the monuments there date back 300-400 years. Back out in the square, the famed palace of 55 windows stretches off the east. In Potters square, you will see hundreds of vessels of all shapes and size set out to dry. The brick-paved winding street, interesting side lanes and courtyards branching off it, reveals the heart of Bhaktapur.
Moreover, Kathmandu houses seven World Heritage Sites among the ten available in Nepal. The other places tourist may include in their luxury Nepal tour packages are Pashupatinath Temple, the massive Great Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa.
Nature alone makes Nepal one of the intriguing nations in Asia. Additionally, Nepal is one of the intriguing travel destinations in the world. Hence, Nepal pulls the travelers to experience the surprising perspective and dramatic Himalayan range.
One of the naturally blessed destinations in Nepal is Pokhara. Consequently, after Kathmandu, Pokhara valley is the most popular destination in Nepal. Further Pokhara also is the gateway to one of the best trekking location in the world.
Approximately 200 km from Kathmandu Pokhara enjoys a mild climate, clean air, reflection of snow-capped mountains on the sheltered lake. The relaxed atmosphere, pleasantly removed from the hectic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Lakeside Pokhara is a traveler’s oasis. The tourist area of lakeside stretched out along the southeast shore of the valley’s largest lake. Foothills separate Pokhara from the Himalayas.
Furthermore, the massive peaks of Annapurna rising from the valley floor loom large. Though, it is the much closer Mt. Fishtail (6997m), which dominates the skyline. The valley boasts three lakes Rupa Tal and Begnas Tal in the east, while the third and largest, Phewa Tal, is the focal point for Pokhara’s tourist enclave. You may enjoy paddling around Phewa Tal enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the lake with the picture-perfect reflection of the Himalayas on the lake.
You must visit Sarangkot to witness the illumination on the majestic Himalayas. A Walk around the Phewa lake in the evening sipping beer that is easily available in the lakeside restaurants.
Another attraction inside Pokhara valley is Sarangkot hill. This place is famous for stunning sunrise views over the Himalayas. At an elevation of 1592m, Sarangkot is probably the most popular short excursion from Pokhara. It is the perfect viewpoint to admire the mountain views and a splendid panorama.
Likewise, the panoramic view includes a glimpse of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli with the bulk of Mt. Annapurna behind, unmistakable mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna III, IV and II, and Lamjung Himal. The sight of shimmering Phewa Lake is stunning enough, but to the north, the hillside drops straight down to Suikhet valley, with a breathtaking vista of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, and Mt, Fishtail filling the horizon.
The southern piece of Nepal has a wonder that is absolutely sudden in a nation famous for soaring Himalayas.
Established in 1973 Chitwan National park offers one of the finest wildlife experiences in Asia. Situated in south central Nepal, the park covers 932 Sq. Km in sub-tropical low lands of Terai. You have to be extremely lucky to see one of its elusive tigers and leopards.
Likewise, an elephant safari is unforgettable and you are almost certain to see one horned rhino, various species of deer, monkeys and numerous species of birds. Stalking the animals, whether by an elephant, dugout canoe, jeep or foot is the main activity here. Nevertheless, Chitwan’s big appeal is a pervasive sense of relaxation, which soaks deeper the longer you stay.
Further, another less touristic wildlife destination is Bardia National Park.
Although nontouristic, this national park covers a wider range and provides an immense opportunity for wildlife viewings. Further, this place is the largest undisturbed wilderness in the country lies way out in the far western region of Nepal.
With more accessible Chitwan becoming a mass-market, Bardia National Park on the western side is still widely undisturbed from the tourist movements. Encompassing area of 550 square kilometers, Bardia spans a greater range of habitats than Chitwan. The animal viewing is also much better than in Chitwan (there is a good chance of spotting a majestic Bengal tiger) and it is much more unspoiled than Chitwan. Being 585 km by road from Kathmandu or 1 hrs flight to Nepalgunj and a three-hour drive makes this place harder to reach. Many have said the exclusiveness of Bardia provides superior experience as compared to Chitwan.
Consequently, the park fauna includes elusive majestic Bengal tiger, endangered species small herd of elephants, swamp deer, spotted deer, wild boar which are in plentiful, sambar, hog deer, sloth bear, rhinos, and leopard. There is plenty of fine accommodation available in Bardia.
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