Nyatapola – 5 Storey Temple

Nyatapola

Nyatapola

Nyatapola is a 5-Storey Temple in Bhaktapur build by Malla King Bhupatindra Malla during 1701-1702 AD. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Siddhi Lashami, Hindu Goddess of Prosperity. There are pair of idols placed as we climb up the stairs who are regarded as the guardians of the temple.

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Adventure in Nepal

Adventure Sports in Nepal

Nepal has some of the world’s most beautiful land features where there are mountains, high hills and many fast flowing rivers which makes Adventure Sports like paragliding, rafting and bungee jumping possible. The river for rafting route passes through the hills, terrace farmlands and many forests, which creates a great thrill for people interested in Rafting. Every splashes is worth the moment. Continue reading

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park is the first National Park of Nepal and was granted the status of World Heritage Site in 1984. It is located in Chitwan District, covering an area of 932 sq. km.

Chitwan National Park is covered mostly with Sal trees (about 70%)  and Terai-Duar Savanna & grasslands (20%). There are variety of species of vegetation found within Chitwan National Park. Some of the tallest grass in the world like Elephant Grass is found within this area.

Besides wide range of vegetation, there is also large amount of wildlife, believed to be about 700 species. Apart from King Cobra & Rock Python, there are 17 other species of Snakes, tortoise and lizards. The Narayani-Rapti river that forms a boundary in the West & North is perfect habitat for 113 recorded species of Fish, Mugger & Gharial crocodiles.

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Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is home to 8 of the highest peak in the world, which includes Mount Everest, highest of them all. This makes Nepal ideal place for adventures like trekking & peak climbing.

In Nepal, mountains are classified into two categories; Trekking Peak & Climbing Peak. Trekking Peak is generally considered climbable with requirement of moderate mountaineering skill while Climbing Peak requires experience & skills to use mountaineering tools.

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

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Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, with seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the valley. Kathmandu valley is the cultural & architectural centre with one of world’s oldest civilisation. Because of numerous temples within Kathmandu, Kathmandu is also known as “City of Temple”. Kathmandu valley is divided into Kathmandu district, Bhaktapur district and Patan district.

According to different mythology, Kathmandu valley was once a lake and Manjushree or Lord Krishna (according to two different mythology) cut a gorge at Chobar to let the water out, which made the valley, habitable fertile land.

Formerly called Kantipur, the Kathmandu is named after a 3-storied temple “Kaasthamandap” inside Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, which is said to have been built using wood of single tree. Besides Kaasthamandap, Kathmandu Durbar Square also holds Ancient Palace, Living Goddess Kumari’s house, 9-storied temple and many other temples. Palace is currently being used as Museum.

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Geography of Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country between two big countries; India in South and China in North. Because of this, Nepal is often called “Yam between two Rocks”. The size of Nepal is about 1,47,181 Sq. Km. For a country with small area, Nepal is blessed with incredible topographical diversity ranging from highest peak in the world to flat land Terai and dry, desert like landscape to big lakes, glaciers and rivers.

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