Nepal, the gateway to the Himalayas

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Vast tract of mountainous terrain with a culture steeped in history are the things that come to mind when someone mentions Nepal. A tourist has his own reason to go to Nepal; it can be adventure, pilgrimage or just to explore the culture but when he comes out the foremost change that happens is spiritual awakening. He finds his real self in the hilly terrain as nature is what that awakens the spiritual in you the most. When you look at the mesmerizing beauty of the country, you would be in awe of the place.

Kathmandu, the largest city and the capital of Nepal, is a unique amalgamation of modernity amidst quaint surroundings. At one side you would see Pashupati Nath Temple, one of the holiest places for Hindus while you can also visit Thamel, known for its nightlife in Kathmandu. Durbar Square is one place that you must include in your Nepal tour packages as you would get to know the architecture that is there since antiquity and how art flourished with royal patronage. Though some irreparable damages happened during earthquake, the place is still worth visiting. The Royal Palace or Naranhiti Museum is also something you must include in your itinerary. Boudhanath Stupa is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and when you see the place you would know how calmness just oozes out of the place. You must visit the place while being in Nepal.

About two hundred kilometres from Kathmandu is Pokhra, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu are some of the mountains that have nestled the place in their lap and in consequence providing the most majestic views to the city. It is from Pokhra that most of the trekkers make their way into the Himalayas. But even if adventure is not there in your mind, Pokhra would mesmerize you with its stunning views. The moment you land in Pokhra, you would feel that it is nature’s chosen abode and there is a pleasant feeling in the air. Lake Phewa is one of the prime areas to visit in Pokhra and you would find a number of restaurants and other attractions alongside the lake. If wildlife is something that attracts you, Chitwan National Park is the place you must include in your itinerary. The park is home to animals of various kinds including Bengal Tiger, rhinos and deer. A lucky few can also see crocodiles and freshwater dolphins in the river in the park.

When such a beauty is so close to India, not visiting the country is injustice to your spiritual self. You don’t even require passport or visa to visit Nepal. Book your Nepal holiday packages now and leave yourself amidst serene mountains. As for travel hassles, SOTC is always there for you.

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