Nepal Tourism

Blessed with mighty Himalayas and stunning Indian plains, Nepal charms every soul visiting South Asia. This country showcases some of the unseen glimpses of nature, including rocky trails, foggy mountains, fluttering prayer flags, ancient monasteries and tranquil ambience. People visit here to unwind amidst its natural vistas and serene Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

Culture in Nepal
Cultures of Nepal are simple in nature. Here you will find many ethnic, tribal, and social groups staying together, making it a colorful country brimming with languages, literature, philosophy and religion. Hinduism and Buddhism are two major religions in Nepal whereas Nepali is the official language.

Attractions of Nepal
Nepal has numerous attractions which talk about the country’s rich past, religions and cultures. Pashupati Nath Temple is the oldest shrine here dedicated to Lord Shiva. Peace Temple is also highly visited and sacred place standing on the summit of Ananda Hill. This is the temple of worldwide friendship flaunting beautiful vistas of the surrounding region. Travelers must also include Kopan Monastery in their travel itinerary. This Tibetan Buddhist monastery houses over 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers. Also visit the ancient Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas on earth.

Those seeking the natural wonders of Nepal must visit Annapurna, a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. Annapurna houses beautiful looking peaks as high as 8,000 meters. Annapurna Circuit remains popular among trekking enthusiasts. Phewa Lake in Nepal is just perfect for a picnic amidst nature. This is the second largest lake in Nepal which also has Barahi Mandir dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  For some moments of peace, travelers can also enjoy leisure walks at the very eye-catching Garden of Dreams.

Festivals of Nepal
Nepal’s festivals are colorful in nature. Lhosar, ‘New year’ is a popular one here among Buddhist communities. People perform feasting, dancing and grand family gatherings during the celebrations. Mahashivaratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is also a significant festival when pilgrims adorn Shiva temples with lamps and offer flowers, mango leaves and peepal leaves. Locals also celebrate Buddha Jayanti with all their heart. The day marks the birth of Lord Buddha when Buddhist pilgrims gather at the Buddha’s birth place Lumbini.   

Other popular festivals of Nepal include Dashain Festival, Teej, Tihar, Janai Purnima, etc.

Food of Nepal
Nepalese cuisine is simple but leaves an everlasting taste on your tongue. Dal-bhat-tarkari is prepared in all local houses. Momo is a popular snack item filled with chicken, pork or vegetables. Also savor the taste of Chatamari, a popular Newari food made of rice flour bread. Flavors of Aloo Tama, made with potato and Bamboo Shoots, are also delectable.

Shopping in Nepal
Shopping in Nepal is fun as you get to buy loads of local handicrafts. Thangka Paintings are very popular here and are sold in all local markets. Singing Bowls also make great souvenirs.

Also, do buy handmade rice paper items which are made locally in abundance. Khukuri, a local knife of Nepal, is also a popular artifact. Apart from these, travelers can also buy colorful masks which are used by dancers during mask performances.   

Best time to Visit Nepal
The best time to visit Nepal is from late September to late November. December and January months are extremely cold here making trekking difficult.

How to Reach Nepal
Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport is the main airport of the country which serves flights to India, Bangkok, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Bus service is also available here with five border crossings open to tourists.

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