Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Places to visit in Nepal

Places To Visit in Nepal
   Nepal is a small country located in South Asia between two neighbouring giant countries of China and India. Though it is a small country geographically, Nepal is very much rich when it comes to natural resources, cultural heritage and artistic brilliance. The Himalayas, hills, rivers and the natural landscapes in Nepal have been very popular things in Nepal and they are also the reasons why the country gets crowded with so many foreign tourists every year who come here for purposes of trekking and tours in Nepal. The country boasts of eight mountain peaks above eighth thousands meters of altitude including the world’s tallest peak of Mount Everest. Also, Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha considered as the light of Asia is yet another reason which introduces Nepal to the rest of the world. Thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from across the world come here to Nepal just to visit Lumbini and find themselves in the birth place of Lord Buddha.

Regarding the places to visit in Nepal, the Capital City of Kathmandu is one of the iconic places in Nepal. Kathmandu Valley is full of ancient art and architecture and is studded with countless of temples and monuments which define the art and culture of this medieval city. The Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, also enlisted in UNESCO’s list of world heritages, are major attractions for the tourists as they display amazing blend of ancient art and craft. Likewise, the temples of Pashupatinath, the Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva, Swyambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa are the pilgrimage destinations for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. One of the oldest Vishu shrines of Changunarayan in Bhaktapur is yet another attraction for the tourists. After Kathmandu, Pokhara Valley is the major destination for tourists as the beautiful city is full of natural beauty and is a perfect place for the tourists to relax. The lakes, river, Himalayas and temples in the city are quite popular as is the Sunrise viewing from Sarankot, a view tower.

When it comes to the trekking destinations in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trekking, Ghorepani Trekking are some of the popular trekking destination in the country. These trails are popular not just inside Nepal but also outside the country. Besides these, other trekking trails like the Upper Mustang Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trek, Muktinath Trekking are also equally popular amongst the visiting tourists. The town of Chitwan, nearby from Kathmandu, is another popular place which is favoured by the tourists as it provides them with the opportunity to explore the Chitwan National Park and engage in activities like Jungle Safari, elephant ride, bird watching, among others. Chitwan National Park is the oldest and first National Park of Nepal. Lumbini located in the Rupandehi district of Western Nepal is another must visit place in Nepal as it happens to be the birth place of Lord Buddha. Thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here and visit the shrine in Lumbini, both for travelling purpose and also for spiritual awakening.