Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan: Best of Nepal.

Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan: Best of Nepal.

Posted Jan 6th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

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An primordial architectural display at Patan Durbar Square.

Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan are the cities in Nepal with the major sites of tourist attraction. Each city has their own specialties enough to provide the best vacation time to the visitors. Three Danish visitors; Mr. Otto, Ms. Kristen and Ms. Anja through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were on the tour to these cities from 29 of December 2012 to 5 January 2013.

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Sadhus retreat: Pashupatinath.

Despite of increasing pollution, narrow winding streets and rapidly growing modernity Kathmandu valley has been the amazing travelers destination since the sixties. The heritage valley reveals its primordial cultural and artistic heritages in the hidden temples, monasteries and the Durbar squares of three different cities within the valley. Pashpatinath lies at the eastern fringes of the city and it is one of the most important Shiva pilgrimages on the subcontinent. Every year, the  Hindu devotees and sadhus from all over the world visit this sacred temple. Boudhanath is the sacred Buddhist Monastery lying very close to Pashupatinath. Boudhanath is the home of one of the largest stupas in the world. Boudhanath reflects the unaltered Tibetan culture and lifestyles with streets full of maroon-dressed Tibetan monks, glittering roofs of the Monasteries and the street stalls dominated by Tibetan texts and yak butter. Patan Durbar Square, is an ancient Durbar square of the closely located city to Kathmandu. The Durbar square is full of temples and has dense concentration of architecture with 100s of stupas and bahals scattered throughout. The Dansih team made the perfect exploration of these sites and headed to Pokhara.

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Monks enchanting prayers at Boudhanath.

200km west to Kathmandu lies a beautiful lakeshore city Pokhara. A triangular mountain peak Fishtail has its perfect reflection on the calm Fewa Lake. The mysterious caves and falls are scattered around the different parts of the city. The travelers visit Pokhara for many reasons. It is the starting point for the treks to famous Annapurna region. Pokhara also serves the paragliding adventure from Sarangkot: the hilltop overlooking Pokhara. The glorious peak views of the great Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Fishtail adds the glory to the beauty to this amazing city. After the couple of days exploration in this naturally blessed city Pokhara, the Danish moved towards Chitwan.

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Rear-view of Pokhara from Sarangkot Hilltop.

Chitwan refers to Chitwan National Park. The park is the last habitat of endangered one-horned rhino. However, the park also serves as a habitat to remarkable number of Bengal tigers, leopards and Gangetic dolphins. The wildlife safari at Chitwan on the elephant is the most adventurous activity here to spot the endangered species enjoying in the wild. Chitwan National Park is equally popular for the conduction of Elephant Polo Competition every year.

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One-horned rhino at Chitwan National Park.

Pics: EH.

After experiencing different activities in the three different cities of Nepal a week long vacation of the Danish visitor came to an end on January 5 2013.

Apart from mountaineering and trekking the exploration of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan is regarded the best of Nepal.

 

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