Shiddha Pokhari Bhaktapur is one of the major cities of Nepal, located about 14 miles east of Kathmandu. Compared to Nepal’s capital, Bhaktapur can seem like a quiet and abandoned town. Bhaktapur does not host the kind of crowds witnessed in the larger Kathmandus. It is this quality that has attracted more and more visitors […]

Gorkha is a town located halfway between Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is the home of the unifier of Nepal, King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Gorkha is only a half-day ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara, thanks to the Prithvi Highway and a 20 kilometer road that runs from Khaireni. In the last few years, more and more […]

Nepalese Bride. Dharan is a major city in Nepal,[1] located at the foothills about 30 miles or so north of Biratnagar. For years, the city served as a recruiting center for Gurkha soldiers.[2] The British recruited this ethnic group of people to serve in their colonial armies. The British described these people as naturally more […]

Birganj is a busy border town in the southern region of Nepal. Many visitors from the Indian town of Bihar enter Nepal through Birganj – and it is hardly the best introduction of the country. The border is about two miles south of the town center. Today, Birganj is a rapidly growing industrial town specializing […]

Biratnagar is the second largest city in Nepal and the industrial capital of the Terai region. With its close border to India, the city is strategically important because it is the closest to Calcutta, which serves as the main seaport for landlocked Nepal. The main export for Nepal was once the jute farmed in Biratnagar, […]

One-Horned The Royal Chitwan National Park was established in 1973, making it the oldest national park in Nepal. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 and used to be known as the Chitwan Valley.[1] Today, it is considered today to be one of Asia’s best parks.[2] The Royal Chitwan National Park sits […]

Clothes, Doors, windows, few families and…. One Rusty Building Patan is one of the major cities of Nepal and is situated on the south side of the Bagmati River in the Kathmandu valley. Patan is one of the world’s oldest Buddhist centers and is more beautiful than Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Until the turn of the […]

Mountains-Nepalgunj Nepalgunj (or Nepalganj) is a town in Nepal near the Indian border[1] and is home to the second busiest airport in the country. Many visitors find this latter fact difficult to believe. The first impression that most people get when they step out of the airport is that Nepalgunj is too hot and dry. […]

Living off the Land Nepal is located in the Himalayas region bordered by India and China and considered one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world. Psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, speaks of places where you can lose your personal identity and get wrapped up in an “oce­anic feeling, similar to a spiritual experience”. On […]

Godavari Godavari is a village in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, located only about 13 miles northwest of the Phulchowki mountains. The village is situated about 1,525 meters above sea level.[1] Today, Godavari is one of the main tourist destinations of the valley and one of its prettiest villages. The main attraction of Godavari is […]


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