Everyone has special days in life and the life full of love of many begin on the special day, Valentine’s Day – the day to express love. Love expressions accepted on Valentine Day go miles in the journey of life. So celebrating love is one the most beautiful inventions mankind has done as without love, life becomes miserable.
While celebrating love, people tend to be in the most romantic places of the town throughout the day so that the day stays in the memories of lovers forever and ever. Today’s post is about a special day full of romanticism we would recommend to passionate lovers in Kathmandu.
Our journey of love begins on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Prior to the journey, place an online order for the gift to present it to your soul mate on the special day. We would recommend giftmandu.com. A bouquet of beautiful roses with a card and a small gift would definitely do. Choose wisely as per your partner’s preference and wish, if you really want to make him/her happy on this special day – but do not forget a bouquet of red roses.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day drive out of Kathmandu Valley to a peacefully located Pataleban Vineyard Resort. It is not that far from the valley but it caters peace and the location where it lies also offers the pleasure of wilderness. It is half an hour drive from Kathmandu Central on Prithivi Highway. As soon as the drive begins on serpentine downhill road from Thankot, a divergent road on the right takes you to Pataleban Vineyard Resort. Enjoy the beautiful sunset view from the resort and the panorama of Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh & Annapurna among others will mesmerize both of you. Enjoy the dinner at the resort along with the finest wine.
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Early morning wake up to surprise your valentine with the gift you ordered the earlier day. In the morning, holding each other’s hands, go for the hike in the woods around the resort. Release everything good or bad inside your heart to each other and take an opportunity to strengthen your love in the woods where nature witnesses. After the hike, eat your breakfast and then drive back to the valley. In the valley, we would suggest you to explore and luncheon at Garden of Dreams.
A neo classical historical garden in the heart of Kathmandu, Garden of Dreams was built by Kaiser Sumsher Rana in early 1920s. Kathmandu’s most peaceful and romantic oasis, the Garden of Dreams caters nature blended with historical and architectural flavor. Spend a quality time in the Garden and enjoy a light lunch at Kaiser Café within the Garden of Dreams.
After the lunch, go for short walk through Kathmandu’s oldest market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. During today’s exploration you could possibly imagine lots of couples at the site. Be one of them and enjoy heritage site blended well with love.
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Romantic moments, we had plenty and now it is time to make some noise. Which place in town could be noisier than Purple Haze in the evening of Valentine’s Day – walk to Purple Haze to party from Kathmandu Durbar Square. Drink, dance and shout- you have the freedom. A live bar in Thamel famous for playing rock music also caters delicious cuisines of food, which definitely would entertain you until the party is over. We guess this plan for Valentine Day 2016 is perfect – romantic, wild & full of love.
Travelers most preferred place for overnight stays in Kathmandu; Thamel gets the newest Boutique Hotel. Apsara Boutique Hotel, the hotel named after the nymphs of heaven begins its operation from 1st Feb 2016.
Designed with ancient architectural looks and equipped with every modern facility, the hotel caters its services with 36 Deluxe Rooms and 2 suite rooms. Traditionally devised rooms providing the wonderful city view have comfortable beds with western style bathrooms. With indoor and outdoor restaurants catering wide varieties of food cuisines, the hotel also has spacious parking area.
For those travelers willing to experience the stay in traditional rooms having all modern amenities in relatively competitive price, the hotel could be the best place to stay in Kathmandu. The Deluxe rooms can accommodate friends willing to share rooms with twin single beds, family craving to spend quality time together and the couple preferring absolute privacy in a peaceful environment.
The prime highlight of the hotel is a spacious “Yoga Hall” having the capacity of 40 people at a time, where guests can practice yoga under the guidance of professional Yoga Teacher. If you are in Kathmandu, giving a try to stay in this newest boutique hotel could be a wise decision.
After the earthquake on 25th April, many travelers around the globe may have been unknown with the accommodation facilities in Nepal. Here we list out the status of Hotel in Nepal.
List of Hotels that are safe
Kantipur Temple House
Gokarna Forest Resort
Soaltee Crown Plaza
Yak & Yeti
Temple Tree Resort & Spa
Water Front Resort
The Fulbari Resort
Hotel Vajra Guest House
Tiger Tops & many more…
Hotels with possibility of renovation:
Kathmandu Guest House
Tibet Guest House
Shivapuri Height Cottage
Dhulikhel Mountain Resort
Balthali Village Resort
Yeti Mountain Home
The Last Resort
Hotels not in Operation:
The Rupakot Resort is a new luxury 5 star category property located in Kaski district, which was officially inaugurated jointly by the Non-Resident Nepali Association’s President, Mr. Shesh Ghale and Mayor of Tielt-Wenge, Belgium, Mr. Rudi Beeken on December 26th, 2014.
This five star category resort is located on the top of Rupakot village about 22 KM East from Pokhara spreading in 25 acres of land. The resort is a combination of nature, luxury and heritage.
Nature is always at its best at Rupakot offering a wonderful view of Rupa & Begnas Taals (lakes), Himalayas (Annapurna, Fishtail & Manaslu), Pokhara valley and, of course, the sun-rise and the sun-set. This area with sub-tropical climate is a home to verities of flowers, plants, trees, birds, animals and butterflies. Therefore, the resort garden is green and lively with colorful floral species round the year.
The rooms are carefully designed and decorated with modern amenities to create the richness of luxury. Every room has a specious balcony to offer a tempting view of lakes, jungles, local villages and the Himalayas.
The architect of the resort adheres the medieval mountain village set up theme, keeping the houses facing south so that every household gets enough sun and fresh air. A great deal of attention has been given to the design to retain and regain the heritage of the mountain. The cluster of tiny houses of the resort, looking as if like a small village keep and maintain the harmony with nature and the surrounding.
Services that include free wifi, DTH television, drop & pick up facilities to and from Pokhara, Village tour / Hiking around resort, Sun rise & sun set views from resort makes Rupakot Resort an ideal place for researchers, nature lovers and holiday makers.
An outdoor glimpse of the heritage hotel- Hotel Kaze Darbar
Every corner of Hotel Kaze Darbar revives neoclassicism of ancient European palace. Converted to a Hotel after well renovation of 20th century Rana Palace, Hotel Kaze Darbar is a Heritage hotel located at Kamalpokhari, 2km away from the touristic hub Thamel. A peaceful home to every visitor to Kathmandu, Hotel Kaze Darbar prioritizes to offer simple and comfortable stay in affordable price. Walls made of bricks and mud, wooden floors, pillars and windows and the roof of terracotta tile, Hotel Kaze Darbar is the newest Character Type Hotel in the city.
Typical Nepalese courtyard in the form of “Chautara”
A comfortable wooden palace- Kaze Darbar
Operated since November 2013, the hotel has twenty two rooms which include single and twin rooms of standard and deluxe categories. Spacious and clean bathrooms with Japanese style bathtubs (Ofuro), attractive courtyard in the form of chautara, its ancient look, comfortable and well facilitated rooms and restaurant serving wide varieties of food cuisines are the prime highlights of the hotel. “Hotel with no air conditioner and television, yet it is one of the most comfortable hotels in Kathmandu Valley” claims, Anup Shrestha the Operation Manager of the Hotel. Guests on holiday do not have much time to watch television and regarding the temperature the ancient building with 60cm thick wall itself works as AC additionally its Eco-friendly- logic well justified. However, the hotel provides free wifi and heater during winter as well as focuses on adding other necessary amenities as per guest’s suggestions. The peaceful location of the hotel, friendly staffs fluent in speaking English and Japanese languages and the architectural concept and materials used to construct and renovate this ancient building has already begun to appeal the guests across the globe.
Single and twin bedrooms decorated in the neo-classical style by expert craftsman of Bhaktapur
A bathroom with Japanese style tub, Ofuro
A comfortable lounge in a deluxe room
A clean spacious restaurant
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