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Find Nepal Travel and Tourist Information with links
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Nepal is popular with budget travellers, who loathe paying $200 a
day to visit Bhutan.
Nepal is locked between China and India and needs to keep on friendly terms with them both.
The Nepalese monarchy was abolished on 28th May, 2008.
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Many people fly from Delhi to Kathmandu
for around $150. Be warned though, this is a popular route so book well in advance.
If you're adventurous, and have time on your hands, then the overland
route is always the most exciting.
There are buses from Delhi to Kathmandu, although you might prefer to
take the night train from Delhi to Gorakhpur, in northern India, and then a bus to Sunauli
on the Nepalese border.
A short walk across the border and you're in Nepal. From here you will
need to take another bus to Pokhara or Kathmandu. Pokhara is about 200km west of the
Nepal can be similarly reached from Calcutta.
A collection of news stories relating to Nepal from the Kathmandu Post and others.
Visitors need to pay about $10 for a fifteen-day transit visa on
entry. This can be extended to a thirty-day tourist visa, at no extra cost, at the
immigration office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Thirty-day tourist visas can be purchased from Nepalese embassies
around the world (rates vary), and may be extended in Nepal.
If you're going to stray into the hills then you'll need a trekking
The best time to visit Nepal is between October and May, unless
you especially want to be there during the monsoon.
October and November are considered the best months to be in Nepal,
but then it is also the most crowded.
Nepalese are said to observe more festivals than there are days in the year. Hardly a day
passes without some festivities, ceremonial observances or pilgrimages occurring in some
part of the country or the other.
Although Nepal is predominantly Hindu, there are still many places
of worship important to Buddhists.
Lumbini is believed to be the birth place of Lord Buddha and is an
important pilgrimage site. 250kms. west of Kathmandu valley, special attractions are, the
Sacred pond, May Devi temple, Ashok Pillar and Buddhist Monasteries.
The Temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal's most scared Hindu shrine and one of the four most
important cities in the world for Shiva worshippers. Lord Buddha, the light of Asia, was
born in Lumbini in Nepal's southern plains, which makes Nepal a scared pilgrimage
destination for Buddhists as well.
Kathmandu seems to be modernising too rapidly, and at times it
looks like every overland traveller in Asia is in one of the guest houses.
The residential area of the old kings is located in Kathmandu. The
Kasthamandap, built by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla in the early 16th century is believed to
have been constructed from the wood of single tree.
The Kathmandu Valley is the heart of the Kingdom of Nepal.
Outside of Kathmandu nature speaks for itself, and who doesn't want to
listen to the wise words of the Himalayas.
The Himalayas is the highest mountain system in the world, and
extends through most of Nepal to form its northern border.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; straddling Nepal
In all, Nepal has nine of the 14 highest mountains of the world within
The Chitwan National Park, 120km south of Kathmandu, is the most
popular safari park in Nepal.
At an altitude of 827m above sea level, Pokhara is a
remarkable place of natural beauty with several beautiful lakes and stunning
views of Himalayan peaks.
No need to arrive in Nepal without a place to stay! Choose your destination in Nepal and
reserve your hotel online before you leave home.
Buddha Maya Gardens:
Three star category hotel with air-conditioned rooms, restaurant, conference hall, prayer
room and meditation centre. Spread in four acres of land, Maya Gardens is located just
behind the sacred garden; 10 minutes walk to the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
A Rana palace built by the first Nepalese civil engineer, Kumar Narshing Rana, and
converted into a hotel by the Sakya family - the most popular budget hotel outside Europe
and North America.
Manor Boutique Hotel:
The original building of Maya Manor Boutique Hotel was built by the
Commander in Chief Toran Shumsher Rana and his brother Balram SJB Rana
in 1935. The Chinese Ambassador lived in this mansion for 10 years.
Experience family life in the Nepal village of Goldhunga while living with a Swiss/Nepali
couple. Most of the people living in Goldhunga are from the Tamang, Newar and Brihmin
Village Hotel: (Lumbini)
An Eco-friendly hotel built in duplexes and spread in 4 acres of woodland with lots of
birds and butterflies at the foot of the Mountain Wildlife Reserve - in Budanil-Kantha.
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