A Week In Nepal

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25th Dec 2014

View Of Pokhara From Santi Stupa

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Tharu cultural Dance Show

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Tharu cultural Dance Show

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Mustard Fields

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

The friendly Elephant and Mahout!

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Interesting Rapti

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Spot the Crocodile sunbathing

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Lookout for a waterfall there!

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Ceiling Of The Cave

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

First ray Of the Sun

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

First Ray Of The Sun

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Beauty

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

First Peep Of The Sun

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Dreamy Pokhara

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

View From Santi Stupa

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Oranges!

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

360 Degree Whitewashed Peaks

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Pashupatinath Temple Complex

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

True Culture Of Nepal

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

You can find it only in Nepal

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Heart Of Nepal

Photo of A Week In Nepal by Tania Banerjee

My visit to Nepal was a mixed bag of good and bad experiences. The  detailed Itinerary was: Chitwan(1 night)-Pokhara(3 nights)-Kathmandu(3 nights).

Chitwan- Chitwan definitely needed more than 1 night. We stayed in a resort located in the Tharu Village. The location was the best. From watching the peacocks dance in the morning to the rhinoceros roam in the evening every view was a stone's throw away. The bright yellow of the mustard and the simplicity of the people took my heart away. Spending time on the bank of the Rapti River is a must to get the feel of the place and wonder how crocodiles can stay still for hours together. Our jeep safari did not yield much luck and the only animal we saw was deer. There are several interesting activities one can do in Chitwan like hiking, canoe ride in rapti (pass by the crocs drop a hello to them!), Elephant ride, bathe elephants or let the elephants bathe you! In the evening definitely watch the Tharu Dance Show at their cultural centre. The dance is performed by young Tharu men and women.It portrays their lifestyle and co-existence with wild animals. When the last dance ends all the audience are called on stage to dance with each other. Its a gala feeling! You get to dance with people from all over the world!

Pokhara- The best place in Nepal scenic beauty wise. The city is on the Bank of the clear blue water of the Phewa lake. The Annapurna and Fishtail overlooks Pokhara with their white glances. The city is very very clean and European style quaint cafes line the pavement. Wine is cheap. Pokhara definitely loves food! Food from across the globe can be found here. We went in the last week of December and the city was all alive whole night with street food festival in full swing! Three caves of Pokhara were well worth the experience. The hiking trail to Sarangkot and Santi Stupa cannot be missed.

Kathamandu- The capital does not look like a capital city. Particularly after visiting Pokhara I was disappointed by Kathmandu. Went to Pashupatinath Temple. Only Hindus are allowed the 'darshan'. The Durbar Square Marg is the heart of the city. Comparable with New Market Of Kolkata ( Hello Calcations!). Here you can find anything you want and the character of the place is such that I hardly think you will ever find it in any other city! 100% worth a visit!

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!

The friendly Elephant and Mahout!

Photo of Eden Jungle Resort, Chitwan, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
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.

Tharu cultural Dance Show

Photo of Sauraha, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Tharu cultural Dance Show

Photo of Sauraha, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Mustard Fields

Photo of Sauraha, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
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.

Interesting Rapti

Photo of Rapti River, Chitwan, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Spot the Crocodile sunbathing

Photo of Rapti River, Chitwan, Central Region, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
The inside of the cave is slippery and you must mind your steps. In the tourist season a rush is not unexpected. However the walk is worth taking since at the end you get to see the amazing view of daylight streaming in through an elongated natural crack which is the other side of a waterfall!

Lookout for a waterfall there!

Photo of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Chhorepatan, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
Pitch dark inside. Definitely carry a torch. Once you reach the central hall you will be welcomed by countless bats.

Ceiling Of The Cave

Photo of Bat Cave, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
The uphill hiking in the dark to reach this point was totally worth it!

First ray Of the Sun

Photo of Sarangkot, Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

First Ray Of The Sun

Photo of Sarangkot, Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Beauty

Photo of Sarangkot, Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

First Peep Of The Sun

Photo of Sarangkot, Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
The crown of Pokhara. The little valley of Pokhara is a glimpse of Europe. The clean city on the bank of the blue waters of the lake. Surrounded on one side by lush green forests, home of the leopard and on the other side by snow capped peaks! Not to mention the cosy cafe and food joints! As if all this is not enough you get wine at NPR 150 in the happy hours with free popcorn!!

Dreamy Pokhara

Photo of Phewa Lake, Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

View From Santi Stupa

Photo of Phewa Lake, Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

View Of Pokhara From Santi Stupa

Photo of Phewa Lake, Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
Kathmandu is a lot less prettier than Pokhara and a lot less clean. It is quite congested and polluted a city.

Pashupatinath Temple Complex

Photo of Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
Your Kathmandu visit is totally not worth it if you have not been to the Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the heart of Kathmandu.

True Culture Of Nepal

Photo of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Layaku, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

You can find it only in Nepal

Photo of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Layaku, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal by Tania Banerjee

Heart Of Nepal

Photo of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Layaku, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
This place is quite a distance from Kathmandu. Usually treated as a sunrise/sunset point but there is no hard and fast rule. It can be enjoyed any time on a clear weather day.

360 Degree Whitewashed Peaks

Photo of Nagarkot, Nagarkot, Nepal by Tania Banerjee
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