Date: 15th January 2010
Maghe Sakranti festival heralds warmer days. People feast on yam, sweet potatoes, sesame seed sweet balls and molasses. As the festival is just a few days away, the markets are filled with Maghe Sakranti goodies. The images below are of Ason Bazar, one of the ancient and busiest market squares in Kathmandu.
A few steps away from the busy Ason bazaar is the Rani Pokhari or Queen’s Pond. Pictured below, at dusk the pond seems like an oasis of serenity as motorists speed through the highway. At the distance lie the snowy Ganesh Himal behind the green Shivpuri Hills.
Photos: Usha Rai
Basant Panchami (Saraswati Jayanti)
Date : 20th January 2010
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.