NEPAL Travel Guide

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NEPAL-Travel-Guide

Nepal is a landlocked country which is situated along Himalayan Mountain between China and India in south Asia and it includes the world’s highest peak. The country is divided into 7 states, 75 districts and 481 villages and the culture is filled with old century temple and colourful festivals

IMPORTANT PLACES TO BE VISITED:

  • JANAKPUR:Janakpur is located in south central Nepal on Terai plains and is the capital of millennia old Indian kingdom known as Mithila. Janakpur is the place where lord ram and sita weds and is known as Janakiand the massive temple was constructed in marble structure in 19th century
  • PASHUPATI NATH TEMPLE :It is one of the oldest and sacred temples in Nepal and is located in the fringes of Kathmandu .The river Bagmati flows close to the temple which is dedicated to lord Shiva
  • PATAN:Patan is situated across the Bagmati Riverand it is well known for artisans for stunning display of Newari architecture which was built in 17th Krishna temple was built with multi columned facade, gilded spires and sunken bath as centrepiece
  • BHAKTAPUR:Bhaktapur is one of the ancient capitals in Kathmandu and it is beautifully preserved. The city temples and shrines are the main attractions and these places are also known as city of devotees. The city durbar square is a 15th century structure now home to national art gallery
  • SWAYAMBHU MANDIR :Swayambhu temple is a popular temple which is perched on a conical shaped hill and referred as monkey temple

FEATURES OF NEPAL:

  • The word Nepal in Sanskrit which means abode of snow
  • Majority of the country nearly nineteen percent of the total area is surrounded by national and also the protected area in Nepal
  • The country Nepal is known as the paradise on earth because its amazing natural beauty,rich culture and surrounded by wide range of flora and fauna
  • There are about 360 species of Orchids and the country also includes over 80 ethnic groups and 123 languages
  • Nepali is the official language which is derived from Sanskrit and also known as the Khaskura and in addition other languages practised in country are Tharu, Gurung, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Kiranti, Tamang, Sherpa, Magar, Limbu
  • Kathmandu valley which is within 15 kilometres around the country has seven world heritage cultural sites
  • It is the only national flag in the country which is not rectangular or square but of two triangles with moon at the top and sun at the bottom
  • Endangered snow leopard and one horned Rhinos are the largest concentration in the country and the Nepal’s longest river is Karnali
  • There are four heritage site where it includes two cultural namely Kathmandu and Lumbini it is the birthplace of Buddha and the remaining two are naturals namely Chitwan national park and Sagarmatha national park
  • The country is sandwiched between land mass of India and Nepal where 80 percent of the country’s population belongs to Hinduism, Hinduism and Buddhism exist side by side


Laura

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