11 Amazing Places in Nepal



Here are the top places to visit and things to do in Nepal.

Pokhara              

Pokhara is located in Nepal. It lies on an important old trading route between China and India. In the 17th century it was part of the influential Kingdom of Kaski which again was one of the Chaubise Rajaya (24 Kingdoms of Nepal) ruled by a branch of the Shah Dynasty. Many of the mountains around Pokhara still have medieval ruins from this time. In 1786 Prithvi Narayan Shah added Pokhara into his kingdom. It had by then become an important trading place on the routes from Kathmandu to Jumla and from India to Tibet. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the whole wide world. The most famous attraction here is the Phewa Lake. One of the Nepal's most beautiful spots, Phewa Tal is surrounded by a combination of monkey-filled forests and the high white peaks.

Annapurna        

Annapurna is an area in western Nepal where some of the most popular treks are located. As of 2007, there had been 153 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 58 climbing fatalities on the mountain. This fatality to summit ratio (38%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered the most difficult of all climbs. When in Annapurna do not forget to go to the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

Tansen

Tansen is a city in District in Western Nepal. Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah dynasty. It even came close to conquering Katmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of Mukunda Sen. Local Magar kings lost influence in the 18th century and Tansen became a Newari bazaar on the important trade route between India and Tibet via the Kaligandaki River and Mustang. A famous attraction here is the Amar Narayan Temple This temple is a traditional three-tiered pagoda-style temple built in 1806. It has well carved doors and has some intricate woodwork. It has erotic figures on the roof struts. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful temples outside of Kathmandu Valley. The temple was built by Amar Singh Thapa, who annexed Tansen to become part of Nepal.

Chitwan National Park  

Chitwan National Park is in Central Nepal. Since the end of the 19th century Chitwan also known as the Heart of the Jungle is used to be a favorite hunting ground for Nepal’s ruling class during the winter seasons. Until the 1950s, the journey from Kathmandu to Nepal’s South was arduous as the area could only be reached by foot. Thus, in an area known as Four Mile Forest (चार कोसे झाडी) comfortable camps were set up for the feudal big game hunters and their entourage, where they stayed for a couple of months shooting hundreds of tigers, rhinocerosses, leopards and sloth bears. Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. In 1989 more than 31,000 people visited the park, and ten years later already more than 77,000. Visit the Chitwan Hatisar Elephant Breeding Center A museum about elephants in Nepal and stalls for about 10 female elephants with their young ones, which are chained and don't look too happy, although breeding elephants for the national park is supposingly helpful.

Lumbini               

Lumbini is located in southern Nepal, near the Indian border. The holy site of Lumbini is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries, the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries. Traveller’s favourite here is the Ashokan Pillar - an inscribed pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth. The inscription, which is the oldest in Nepal, grants Lumbini a tax-free status in honor of Buddha’s birth.

Daman

Daman is a village in the central part of Nepal, located in the district of Makwanpur. Since the village lies in the outskirt of Kathmandu, it provides a great opportunity for the people residing in Kathmandu to observe its beauty and use for means of recreation. Also, during winter snowfall occurs in the hills which augment the beauty of the village to inexplicable point.
               
Bandipur             

Bandipur is a city in Nepal. It was established as a funnelling point of trade by Newar traders from Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley after it had been conquered in 1768 by Prithvi Narayan Shah. They took advantage of its malaria free location to develop it into an important stop along the India-Tibet trade route. With them they brought their cultural heritage and architecture which basically has remained unchanged to this day. Formerly a Magar village, Bandipur today is settled by a variety of Nepali ethnicities with different beliefs: the Bahuns, the Chettris, the Newars, the Damais, Kamis, Sarkis, Kasais, the Magars and Gurungs.  While in Bandipu do not miss visiting Tudikhel. A flat hill top area in north side of town that provides a magnificent view of the Himalayan range on a clear day.

Haleshi

Haleshi is located in in Khotang district in east Nepal. It is a natural cave, which lies in 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. It is the place full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world as it is a pilgrimage site for adherants of Tibetan Buddhism.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. In 1856, Andrew Waugh announced Everest (then known as Peak XV) as 29,002 ft (8,840 m) high, after several years of calculations based on observations made by the Great Trigonometric Survey. And in case you do not know it is the world's tallest mountain.
                               
Tangting              

Tangting is a town in Kaski, Nepal. Tangting is a beautiful Gurung village located just outside of Pokhara, Nepal. Set in the lap of the Annapurnas, it has yet to be reached by the mainstream tourist influence that has changed much of the usual trekking routes.
               
Parping

Parping is a small village in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. The Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery can be found here. A monastery in the Nyedo Kagyu tradition and under the directorship of Karma Chagme Rinpoche. The monastery is located on the left side of the road some distance before entering the village of Parping. The main statue is magnificient and definitely worth visiting.

1 comments:

milan Neupane said...

nice places of Nepal.Nepal a world in itself.

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