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Thamel - Central Region

Great place to put up in Kathmandu, specially because of that touristy 'aura', and all the facilities to go with it ! Lot of options to put up, eat and to party. With a catchy night life, it certainly looks like the 'party' place within Kathmandu; Very alive !
Raj Abhishek

406 Followers, 45 Reviews


The day of canyoning*. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canyoning We got dressed in canyoning suit. Without any briefing Pola ( Our Guide) and us started our trek up. After few minutes of trekking, we reached to the place where the canyoning is done. After briefing by Pola we started. In this a rope is put around your waist and you walk down the ropes while the water keeps falling on you from the top. It was an incredible experience. http://www.thelastresort.com.np/ If you are travelling to Nepal, then as per our group your trip is incomplete without having gone to Last resort and done the adventurous activities, they have to offer. Next the only thing that we could ask for was a sleep but we started back around 5 p.m. We covered around 100 km and reached Kathmandu, Thamel. Thamel is really a traveler’s paradise. There are numerous options for hotels, restaurants, shopping, pubs, discs and dance bars. Thamel also offers you many options to do shopping. You can find some good quality North face brand pants, bags, shoes etc. here. We wanted to go to Fire club Bar & Café** but had an expensive cover charge so instead went to other local pubs. If you are on a long trip you can give your clothes for laundry here. Its 50 rupees for 2 kg and it takes a day to get your clothes back **http://fireclubnepal.com/
Jyoti sharma

383 Followers, 84 Reviews


Busier than Bombay local trains. Thamel is a colourful and beautiful mixture of craft shops, boutique cafes, trekking gear, and rainbow prayer flags. Ason Bazaar, Durbar Square, Samakushi and Swayambhunath are a mere 10 to 30 minutes walk from Thamel. The place has clean narrow streets full of mushrooming lodges, hotels for budget travellers. There are about hundred hotels located in Thamel. t. Every couple of paces, you'll find somewhere renowned for its delicious dishes and cosy ambience. At night, Thamel is a twinkling mass of coloured lights, paper lanterns and neon restaurant signs.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Kathmandu - Central Region

We spent rest days from 5th Sept. to 7th Sept. in Kathmandu. We stayed in Hotel Menang. It was near to Tamale. Tamale is good for shopping. On 5th Sept. we visited volunteer house where volunteers from Italy came to serve orphan children. We spent time with them. On 6th Sept. we visited Pashupatinath temple, Kumari temple, Hanumaan temple, museums. The last day of Nepal trip we visited Monkey temple, Patan, Local kathmandu bazaars etc. At 8 PM we moved to airport to take our flight.
Dipti Goyal

1k+ Followers, 15 Reviews


We started for Kathmandu around 9 a.m. Today’s plan was to reach Last resort via Kathmandu, a distance of about 230 km. Note: This could have been changed in our plan to spend 1st 3 days in Kathmandu and the go last resort come to Dhulikhel and go to Ilam instead of going last resort first, coming back to Kathmandu and then again going until Dulikhel to go Ilam. The ride to Kathmandu was lush green. There were fields with rice growing and step farming being done. The roads were smooth with no glitches though needless to say that it was completely mountainous terrain. We reached Kathmandu around 6:30 p.m. Without entering the city, we took a right turn for Dhulikhel. After a ride of around 70 Km we reached Dhulikhel at around 9:30 p.m. and Last resort told us that it takes 3 more hours from Dhulikhel. So without wasting any more time, we continued riding. Initially the roads were good. Few Kilometers away from The Last Resort , an army check post asked us to open our luggage and show them all our stuff. After this post, the road was rough and it was pretty dark. Finally we reached the Last resort. As the name suggests, it is really a last resort.
Jyoti sharma

383 Followers, 84 Reviews


Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist stupas and one of the largest in world is also located in Kathmandu, close to Pashupatinath temple. A two storey separate section for prayers overlooks the Stupa. Many shops selling beautiful Tibetan handicrafts and jewellery adorn the sidewalls.
Nupur Pradhan

833 Followers, 17 Reviews


Kathmandu Durbar Square - Central Region

I am heart broken by this news of earthquake in Nepal. It is hard for me to believe that last month i have spend my life's some beautiful moments here in Nepal and now Hundred of Lives lost, Heritage sites crumbled down to the ground. After checking all my photographs which I have taken in Nepal and the crumbled photos of heritage sites in Nepal on internet i got upset. I was there at the same location at the same building last month and now that building was crumbled down to the ground. Kathmandu durbar square is situated in the heart of Kathmandu city. This place is fully surrounded by local markets. restaurants & hotels.
Mayuri Mandal Sen

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


This important historical attraction has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will certainly want to include a tour of the area in the itinerary. Durbar Square's Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex is the main attraction here. The striking palace was named in honor of the monkey god, Hanuman, and a statue of the unusual deity stands at the main entranceway. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial museum and the Mahendra Museum. At the southern end of the Durbar Square there is the most curious attraction in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. You would be able to see a Kumari House, where the Living Goddess of Nepal resides. You can take a three wheeled rickshaw in the Durbar Square and have a short trip on this interesting place. If you are lucky enough and the driver of rickshaw is interesting, you would be able to know the hidden things about the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes visiting old market like Ason & Indra Chowk gives true history of one of the oldest states of ancient Nepal. The main highlights of Old Kathmandu city are Kathmandu Durbar Square with Museum, Kumari Ghar, Hanuman Dhoka and many other temples dotted inside Durbar Square area.
Rashika

308 Followers, 16 Reviews


Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Central Region

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Ravi Sharma

2 Followers, 5 Reviews


This one is more for the faithfuls, but nevertheless is one of the must-visit places in Kathmandu city !
Raj Abhishek

406 Followers, 45 Reviews


Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. The temple is an old architecture building and is surrounded by a big park. behind is a big lake. the temple says and ask only hindu to visit inside the main campus. the temple also has a lot of monkeys around. you will see many smaller shrines and the cremations on one side of the Bagmati Rivier, and priests ministering to the faithful on platforms on the other side. This was the highlight of our cultural tour of Kathmandu.
Mayuri Mandal Sen

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


Swayambhunath Stupa - Central Region

It's located on the top of a hill, overlooking the city of Kathmandu. What really interests me is the harmony embedded by this temple. Gods/Goddesses from Hinduism and Buddhism are worshiped at the same place and even some saints are both. Religious separation doesn't exist in this place and people are inspired to achieve universal wisdom. How wonderful!
Mayuri Mandal Sen

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


Swoayambhunath stupa situated west of Kathmandu with the eyes of Buddha painted on its pinnacle overlooking the righteous behavior of the valley inhabitants. Since this stupa is located on a hilltop, it offers excellent views of the Himalayan ranges and entire Kathmandu valley floor. Perhaps this is the best place to see the Cultural Harmony of local people.
Rashika

308 Followers, 16 Reviews


Boudhanath Stupa - Central Region

Worth a visit again, this stupa is huge; surrounding restaurants provide good terrace view, and decent food as well !
Raj Abhishek

406 Followers, 45 Reviews


The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you visit this place at morning You can find a number of devotees and young lamb's chanting. This place will amazed you by the vibes and peacefulness. Walk around the Stupa is a very new experience for me. The Stupa itself is very beautiful, bedecked with prayer flags and having delightful little triangular gardens within the outer walls. It is principally Tibetan, and there is a monastery overlooking the Stupa.
Mayuri Mandal Sen

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


BoudhaNath Stupa - Central Region

This Stupa, set in a pattern of a "Mandala" is encircled by houses and monasteries where Rinpoches (Buddhist monks) reside. Around the base is a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Boudhnath is one of the largest Buddhist stupa of its kind and is truly amazing. Sunset view from stupa, typical Tibetan residence, dotted by a number of monasteries gives feeling that you are inside Tibet. This is one of the highlights of visit to Kathmandu.
Rashika

308 Followers, 16 Reviews


The locals call it Khāsti or Jyarung Khasyor. A UNESCO heritage site, this imposing stupa is believed to house the remains of the Kassapa Buddha. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal with the dome 120 feet in diameter. Lying on the trade route from Tibet, the stupa was a spot for Tibetan merchants to rest and offer prayers.
WeSaidGoTravel

447 Followers, 22 Reviews


Majestic Bus Station - Central Region

There is a direct bus from the Majestic Bus Station to Coorg. We boarded the SeaBird Travels and it was really a great experience.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Bardibas - Central Region

To go Ilam, we landed up going back to Dulikhel. There took a right turn and started for Bardibas. The road was very nice. The mountains on one side and the river on the other side. The road was amazingly smooth. After having ridden for a while there was a part where the road was being constructed and here we came across the first long stretch of treacherous road. Our plan was to reach to Bardibas. Here we stayed in hotel Gautam*. The dinner was not very good here. *http://www.panoramio.com/photo/22123436
Jyoti sharma

383 Followers, 84 Reviews


Chitwan - Central Region

Many lodges/resorts/restaurants are lined up along the boundary of the NP which is divided by the Rapti river. One needs to Kayak through the river to get into the National Park.
Nupur Pradhan

833 Followers, 17 Reviews


Chitwan National Park - Central Region

Nepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography, It has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub-tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the Himalayan highlands. Within a mere 150 kilometers the land rises from near sea level in the south to over 8000 meters in the North. This, together with the monsoon rainfall along the south facing slopes, has resulted in compacting virtually all climate zones found on planet Earth. As a result, Nepal has been endowed with a great diversity of life-zones providing a home for a large variety of plants, birds and animals. The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.
Vikas Acharyaa

5 Followers, 19 Reviews


Rapti River - Central Region

The river bank is very interesting. On one bank of it crocodiles relaxes! On the other Nepali lovebirds spend time with each other. Yet on this same bank tourists from all over the world with varying skin colors enjoy the beauty and sometimes crosses the river in a boat to follow hiking trails.
Tania Mukherjee

192 Followers, 20 Reviews


Eden Jungle Resort - Central Region

This resort is the place where we put up for the night stay. The position of the resort is amazing. On one side bounded by rich yellow. On the other lives an elephant with its Mahout and family. The connecting road to the resort is often thronged by rhinos in the evening! The Rapti river bank is a 5 minutes walk!
Tania Mukherjee

192 Followers, 20 Reviews


Sauraha - Central Region

The place in Nepal where you will find the most friendliest people of the country! Do not lose an option of chatting with them. They can tell you some real spots where you can find wildlife roaming in its natural habitat.
Tania Mukherjee

192 Followers, 20 Reviews


Patan - Central Region

I liked the Patan Durban Square cultural heritage.
Ravi Sharma

2 Followers, 5 Reviews


Pottery Square - Central Region

This place is all about pottery. You can see people working with traditional wheels and black clay, shaping them into beautiful pottery wares that can also be bought. Tip – Always ask before photographing people especially at Pottery Square, some may even charge for it.
Akriti

24 Followers, 6 Reviews


Taumadhi Square - Central Region

Taumadhi Square showcases the brilliant architecture of multi roofed temples and craftsmanship of stone sculptures. The five-storied Nyatapola Temple dating back to 1702 AD is the tallest pagoda temple of Nepal. The colossal edifice dedicated to Hindu Goddess Laxmi has intricate carvings and embellishments on its doors, struts and windows with five terraces each having a pair of two meters tall stone statues of – the most famous wrestlers (Jaya Malla and Phatta Malla), elephants, lions, griffons and tantric goddess (Baghini and Singhini) on either side. Next to Nyatapola Temple is the Bhairavnath Temple dedicated to Lord Bhairav (the dreadful aspect of Lord Shiva). The three storied temple (now renovated) was severely destroyed by the 1934-earthquake.
Akriti

24 Followers, 6 Reviews


Bhaktapur - Central Region

The well preserved ancient Newar town, known for its artistic excellence, splendid courtyard and palaces, pottery and weaving industries and rich customs and culture, is a ‘living heritage’ in itself. The literal translation of ‘Bhaktapur’ i.e. “place of devotees” is well justified by its magnificent temples, artwork, festivals and religious celebrations. It was enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The place is like an open air museum, best for aimless wandering and exploration. The ‘culture gem’ of Nepal, Bhaktapur is extremely picturesque and inspiring. So simply put on your best walking shoes and get ready to have a good peek into the famous Newar culture and tradition.
Akriti

24 Followers, 6 Reviews


Patan Durbar Square - Central Region

I write this review to remember how wonderful Patan Durbar square was. Last month only i have visited this place and now this amazing place was destroyed by earthquake. One of the most amazing heritage site in Nepal was destroyed by earthquake. buildings are amazing, heritage Hindu kingdom. There are a number of historic temples including some extraordinary erotic carvings on one of the temples in a traditional South Asian style. The square also houses the Patan Museum, which is simply amazing. It is easy to walk from here to the nearby Mahabuddha temple. There are fairly regular religious processions and performances in the square as well.
Mayuri Mandal Sen

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


Durbar Square - Central Region

It’s the main square of the city dotted with architectural showpieces, pagoda style temples with elaborate carvings, palaces and courtyards.The Golden Gate (Lu Dhowka) is a dainty piece of art embellished with the figures of Hindu goddess Kali, Garuda and other deities that dates back to 1756 AD and is considered one of the most beautiful molded specimens in the world. Right in front of it is the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla placed on the top of a stone monolith facing the palace. The Palace of 55 windows, build in 1427 AD is a fascinating structure made up of brick wall with a balcony having intricately carved 55 windows. The Lion Gate has two lion statues as guards with stone images of Bhairab and Ugrachandi (aspects of Shiva). The Golden Gate is the entry to Taleju Temple Complex and the royal bath pond. However, only Hindus are allowed to enter the Taleju Temple. The National Art Gallery houses the ancient Hindu and Buddhist paintings and scrolls from different periods and is closed on Tuesdays. The Vatsala Temple is a marvelous stone temple of goddess Vatsala Devi. It is famous for its bronze bell or The Big Bell built by last Malla King also known as ‘the bell of barking dogs’ because the dogs bark to its ring. It is rung twice a day everyday so as to pay homage to the goddess Taleju. There is also a replica of Pashupati Temple (of Kathmandu) known as Yaksheswor Mahadev Temple with erotic carvings on its wooden struts.
Akriti

24 Followers, 6 Reviews


Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd - Central Region

Mountain flight - beautiful view of the Mt Everest and surrounding Himalayan range. It was totally worth the money. Mountain flight is one of the top 12 experiences in Nepal listed by Lonely Planet.
Harita Vinnakota

319 Followers, 44 Reviews


Hotel Summit - Central Region

An amazing stay. Good food. A beautiful view. Easy access to cabs and transport facilities.
Soumya Kandi

132 Followers, 2 Reviews


Kathmandu Metropolitan City - Central Region

On time board our flight from T3, Delhi international airport to Kathmandu . On your arrival at Kathmandu airport, took help an airport representative to get transferred to our respective hotels Summit Residency as booked. After some rest, proceeded for an excursion to Bhaktapur Durbar Square - Perhaps the least changed of all the cities in the Kathmandu Valley, with a distinct medieval feel. Pottery and weaving are still traditional industries here. Architectural wonders abound, including the Palace of Fifty Five Windows, Golden Gate and the magnificent five-storied pagoda-style Nyatapola Temple. Note: Indian Passport or an Election Id is the only valid document for adults (18 yrs & above) to travel to Nepal. For children please carry School /College Id card (with Photograph & Address) & Birth certificate for small children. After, Day 4 at Pokhara, we drove back to Kathmandu. On arrival, checked into the hotel. Rested of the evening is at leisure. The next day, after having a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we enjoyed a city tour of Kathmandu, visiting temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, temple of the living Goddess and stroll through the old Durbar Square. Later in the evening, enjoyed a traditional way of Dining at “Nepali Restaurant” with Nepalese cultural dance. The following day, we left back for Delhi
Mayank Raj

242 Followers, 57 Reviews


Dharahara - Central Region

Or the Bhimesen tower. Prime minister Bhimsen Thapa's second creation.Presently the tower rises above 60 m (9 storied tall) with the 8th floor having a circular balcony from which visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Kathmandu city. The architecture of the dazzling white beaytu is a crosbeed of Mughal and European styles. Towering like a lighthouse over the labyrinthine old town, this white, minaretlike tower near the post office is a useful landmark.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Chhauni Museum - Central Region

The National Museum of Nepal. Opened as a public museum in the year 1938 and was christened The National Museum of Nepal only in year 1967. Previous to that, only foreign scholars and invitees or guests of the Ranas were allowed to have a look of these wonderful collections. The museum has separate galleries dedicated to statues, paintings, murals, coins and weapons. The weapon gallery is cut throat stuff. Among others, it contains various types of Nepalese swords that are called Khukri in the local language. It also contains various types of guns that range from the sultanate era Turkish long barrel to the Royal Enfield built British guns. The coins segment. The oldest coin on display dates back to 12th century. There are separate coins that were issued by the warring families of Shahs and Ranas. There are various statues that have been excavated from the various parts of the kingdom. The ones from the era of the Buddhist dominance are the most impressive.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Pashupatinath - Central Region

Dasain is the uniquely Nepali form of Navratri. Nepali festivals are tied to the seasonal agricultural cycle, reflecting the centrality of farming in many Nepali communities. Each of the nine days is full of significance and traditional observances. On Ghatasthapana, sprouted wheat grains are planted in a pot, and kept in a dark place in the household. On the tenth day of Dashami, the beautiful spring-green sprouts (called "jamara") are plucked and worn, as a sign of new growth and regeneration, along with "tikka" (the red kumkum powder) on the forehead.
Siren Songs

122 Followers, 3 Reviews


Pashupatinath Temple - Central Region

Visit to the temple of Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple of Lord Shiva is truly amazing. Especially visit of early morning to see Hindu rituals on the river bank is worth. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside the Temple complex, but to others also there are plenty of areas to explore around. Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors, is famous for its superb architecture and is the holiest of Hindu shrines in Nepal. Cremation ghats located at the Bagmati river showcase the funeral rituals of Hindu followers, which is very unique.
Rashika

308 Followers, 16 Reviews


The Garden of Dreams - Central Region

The soi-disant "Kaiser" made mini-Versailles with pavillions and environments representing the six traditional Nepali seasons (spring, summer, monsoon season, early autumn, late autumn, and winter). After his time the garden's gazebos, fountains, statues and cupolas fell into disrepair, and were recently (2006) restored by Goetz Hagmuller and the tireless Austrian team of art historians who also organized the Patan Museum.
Siren Songs

122 Followers, 3 Reviews


Hotel Potala - Central Region

best place to stay right in the center of Thamel
Parth Singh

133 Followers, 3 Reviews


Swayambhunath - Central Region

Its a Buddhist temple, but you see a big chunk of shopping stalls around the temple. Fridge magnets, posters, scarfs, masks and what not.
Harita Vinnakota

319 Followers, 44 Reviews


The Last Resort - Central Region

Day at Last Resort First we went for Canyon swing where you are tied to a rope around your waist and you jump. Once the rope stops swinging, the guy at the bottom picks you. From here you trek back to the resort. After this I again went for Bungee jumping. This was more difficult for me as now I was tied at my ankles rather than waist and I had to look down and jump. Again here we trek back to the resort after the adrenaline rush. After Lunch, we left for Nepal-Tibet border on bikes. The place was busting with trading activities. There were lot of trucks and packages. People were moving packed stuff here and there. We went on the bridge (Photography is not allowed at the line). Half of it belongs to Nepal and half to China.
Jyoti sharma

383 Followers, 84 Reviews


Boudhanath - Central Region

Next we went to Boudhanath (Boudha) . There is a short cut available from Pashupatinath to Boudhanath. Any localite will be able to guide you. After few km of ride, we reached the temple. The ticket there was 40 nepali rupees. This was a beautiful place with a world of its own. The temple closes at 6:30 p.m. hence plan your visit accordingly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudhanath
Jyoti sharma

383 Followers, 84 Reviews


Kopan Monastery - Central Region

Each year in November, around 200 students from around the world travel to Kopan monastery for one month of meditation and insight into the Dharma. Once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal, Kopan is a now a thriving monastery of over 300 monks, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. A great place to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, there's classes on Buddhism everyday at 10am besides Saturday. Opening once every week, on the top of the hills(Kathmandu outskirts) this is a great shrine to visit.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Bhotekoshi River - Central Region

Nepal is considered one of the best places for white water rafting, with the Bhote Koshi river experience considered the best. Bhote Koshi is the steepest river rafted in Nepal, and also considered the wildest. It is a perfect choice for rafting enthusiasts as well as other adventure seekers alike. It provides a roller-coaster ride along challenging steep, direct drop rapids at the top and calmer waters as you move lower. The rapids here range from class IV-V at high flow, and III at lower levels. The rafting point at Bhote Koshi lies close to the Nepal-Tibet (Nepal-China) border and is approximately 3 hours' drive from the capital city of Kathmandu.
Rashika

308 Followers, 16 Reviews


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