Thursday, June 25, 2009

sightseeing tour in nepal

Sightseeing tour in Nepal

Nepal offers many worth visiting places historically, religiously, ichnographically, culturally and most beautiful photographic views for sightseeing. The Himalayan views, the culture and traditions, the historical monument, art and architecture, religious complex Hindu and Buddhist, peoples and rites, myths and mysteries which are a part of the daily life of the people of Nepal. Kathmandu is the first arrival point for most visitors. Mountains surrounding valley has divided into the three major cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. These were seperate different kingdoms till 1768 AD. Today retain their own rich artistic art and architecture styles and traditions. Out of the valley also has other beautiful unexplored destination, sight seeing packages have included some of them. Kathmandu Durbar Square A very old Hindu text has described Kathmandu as the land of gods surrounded by beautiful mountains around.Some two hundred years ago a western visitor wrote that there were as many temples as there were houses and many idols as there were peoples.

Kathmandu Durbar Square :
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the main attractions in the valley is listed as a World Heritage Site UNESCO. Hanuman Dhoka palace complex consists of a huge Royal Square imposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddess. Most of the buildings we see here date back from 15th to 18th century. Numerous other beautiful temples, shrines, house of the living Goddess, Kastamandap(a house build from the wood of a single tree) and other small temples are scattered everywhere in the square. The main palace building is 9 stories high and anyone can visit to the top and experience panoramic views of the city.
 Patan Durbar Square
 Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

 Bhaktapur Durbar Square is much larger and more spacious than Kathmandu's and much less crowded with temples than Patan.The disasterous earthquake in 1934 destroyed many of the beautiful monuments in the square and are now marked only by empty platforms where they once stood. Some of the most popular monuments golden gate, peacock window and Nyatapola temple are main attractions.
 Swayambhunath :

Swayambhunath is one of the most ancient Stupas in the Kathmandu vally.It lies on the top of the hill in west of the valley. The unique architecture of Swayambhunath is one of the most easily recognizable symbols of Nepal. From here one can enjoy a spectacular view of Kathmandu City. Legend says that ancient times the valley was a lake and it was known as the serpent's lake. Saint Manjushree cut the southern part of the valley and drained the water out. The Swayambhu was the first exit and became most important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
 Bouddhanath :

Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. It is religious center for the Buddhist people. Surrounding the stupa there are many different monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects. Most of the visitors use go to The Stupa for sightseeing and shopping and Tibetans handicrafts. During the full moon day many Buddhist people come to celebrate and take part in various religious activities.

Pashupatinath :

Pashupatinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all Hindus of the world. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples on the bank of holy Bagmati river. Various religious activities take place here almost everyday. Sadhus (holymen) from many different countries especially from India, visit the temple to pay homage to Lord Shiva. There are Ghats in the bank of Bagmati River, which are rectangular and made of stones. The rectangles are for the cremation of dead bodies and the square ones are for ritual baths.
Museums in Kathmandu One of Nepal's delights is the variety of Museums found in the Kathmandu Valley. As rich as Nepal's unique culture and landscape, these museums provide a fascinating look into Nepal's art, people, history and architecture. They also serve as an enjoyable serene alternative to the vigorous of walking and trekking in the countryside.

Changunarayan Temple :

This temple is situated on a scenic hill top 20km from Kathmandi and 7 km from Bhaktapur. King Hari dutta verma built this temple during the second century according the history . The temple is decorated with magnificent art works made of metal and woodcarvings. This is the finest example of Nepalese pagoda architecture.The inscription at Changunarayan is the oldest recorded in history, dating to the 4th century. History dates back to the Lichhavi period when the Lichhavi king Manadeva installed pillars in 464 AD. The temple is worth visiting to see the architectural and iconography combination. Nagarkot Nagarkot is situated 32 km north east of Kathmandu a popular tourist destination around Kathmandu lies at an altitude of 2175m. It is best place to see the close up panoramic Himalayan views near by Katmandu valley. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje lakpa, Sishapangma, Gauri shanker are the main views from Nagarkot.When the sun begins to rise from behind the Himalayas looks spectacular as the mountains changes color. Many tourists go to Nagarkot and stay over night to enjoy the scenic beauty of the country side and from Nagarkot one can hike to Changunarayan, Banepa or to Sankhu Vajrayogini too.

 Dhulikhel is an ancient small hill town situated 30km away east of Kathmandu. Driving to Dhalikhel is really scenic and beautiful rice field terraces on both sides of the road are spectacular. It is a popular panoramic Himalayan viewpoint, which is also a good starting place for short treks where visitors can stretch their legs before starting for a longer one.
Daman The small village of Daman is an interesting place to see mountains. One can see whole mountain range of 400km from Dhaulagiri to Mt.Everest.Daman lies 2323m above the sea level. It is 85km away south west from Kathmandu and It also one of the most spectacular mountain-bike routes in the world.

Lumbini :
Lumbini is situated about 250km South West of Kathmandu. This place famous for Buddhist pilgrimage because of Lord Buddha birth place in 560 BC. Lumbini is recorded in the pillar inscription 'The Light of Asia' although there is not much to see but the peaceful environment provides you with inner sense of tranquility. In some ways, Tilaurakot, the site of Kapilavastu, the fortress-palace where Buddha was raised as a prince of the royal family is more evocative.

 Tansen lies 1310m above sea level, at the southern slope of Mahabharat range. It lies on the way from Pokhara to Sunauli and is known as the Siddhartha highway. Tansen city itself is very colorful with its old houses and hill town. Where Magar, Brahmin,Chhetri, Newar different ethnic group and religious people lived together friendly..Tansen is popular for its metal crafts and Dhaka cloths shawls and hats. Shrinagar hill is beautiful place for viewing the majestic himalaya and mid-hill range.
 Pokhara is the second major tourist destination in Nepal. It is 200km west of Kathmandu. Standing at 884m above the sea level, Pokhara offers a mild climate. It is famous for the natural beauty of its lakeside location and proximity to the mountains. Specially stunning views of Machapuchhare 6997m ( Fishtail mountain). There are many places to visit in this beautiful city such as the panoramic mountain views, Varahi Temple on Phewa Lake David's fall, Mahendra Cave, etc. Activities such as boating, fishing and canoeing can be organized on the Phewa Lake.

Sightseeing tour Itinerary in Nepal:
Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Mountain flight in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal
Honeymoon Tour in nepal
Honeymoon in Nepal
mustang trek
manaslu trekking
Tour in Nepal
Annapurna trekking
island peak climbing
Trekking guide in Nepal
Alternative way for the lifestyle when travelling in Nepal will be possible by Booking  a home stay in Nepal. Mountains  home  is running by the home stay family in Nepal kathmandu. Home stay in Nepal give you the best ideas of the explore the Nepalese culture by giving face to face and eyewitness experience.  lets book  home stay in Nepal for  grab  the opportunity  to study the Nepalese life style. After home stay again you can come back hotel with helps to clear picture of the Nepal living ideas. 

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