Friday, August 29, 2014

Popular Tourist Destinations In Nepal


Illam is a beautiful hilly district in eastern Nepal. Situated 600 km east from Kathmandu, ilam is best known for its tea gardens. Tea produced in ilam is famous all over the world, especially in Europian countries. Ilam is home to different species of birds and animalsincluding the endangered red panda. Apart from the beautiful tea gardens, Antu Danda is another attraction in the district. Antu danda also known as shree antu is a great place to view sunrise. Maipokhari is another important destination in this place having natural and cultural significance. Siddhithumka is another attraction of the district which is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset.mane bhanjyang, a pass that connects illam with Darjeeling in india is another attraction in the district.


Bhedetar is a small village in dhankuta district along the koshi highway. The place became popular after prince Charles visited it. There is also a place called Charles point, which offers a magnificent views of mountains in eastern Nepal.Bhedetar also has a view tower ata vantage point offering attractive views of terai plains in south and snowcapped mountains in the North. Bhedetar is a popular stopover for visitors heading to hilly district in Eastern Nepal.

Namche Bazar:

Namche bazar is often regarded a the gateway to Mount Everest. It is a Sherpa settlement and a meeting point for trekkers heading to different destinations in the Everest regions. Namche bazar can be reached after a two-day trek from lukla air strip. A trek of around three hours from namche bazar takes visitors to the beautiful Sherpa villages of khumjung and kunde lying on the laps of khumbi-la, beautiful greatly revered by the Sherpa people. There is a beautiful monastery on the upper part of Namchebazar.


Dhulikhel, located just 30 km east of Kathmandu along the araniko Highway, is another popular hill station in kavre district. Dhulikhel is an ancient newari settlement which always comes alive with different cultural activities and processions. Dhulikhel offers magnificent views of mountains like ganes Himal, lakpa dorgee, jugal and others.


Pokhara , located 200 km west of Kathmandu, is beautiful valley of lakes. The valley is home to beautiful lakes – phewa, begnas, rupa, dipand, maidi and khoste among others. But the phewa lake is the major attraction in pokhara. The towering peak of machhapuchre lake is the icon of pokhara valley. Other attractions in pokhara are: Davie’s fall, mahendra cave, barahi temple, chamere cave world peace stupa and seti gorge among others. Sarangkot is a popular hill station in pokhara and offres magnificent views of mountains in Annapurna range. Sarangkot peak is also the takeoff point for paragliding trips. Pokhara is also the home for international mountain museum, the only mountain museum in the country. Visitors can also enjoy varous adventurous activities like rafting, kayaking, mountain flight, paragliding,  flying in ultralight aircraft among others.


Jomsom, the district headquarter of mustang district is a beautiful thakali settlement and a popular stopover on the famous Annapurna circuit trekking trail. Jomsom is famous for thakali people who are renowned for their hospitality and culinary art. Jomsom offers magnificent views of mountains peaks in the likes of nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna among others. Jomsom is the hub for pilgrims heading to the temple of Muktinath. Situated at an altitude of 3749 m, the pagoda style devoted to lord shiva. There are 108 water sprouts, where pilgrims take bath, before worshipping the main shrine in temple. There is also a small volcano in the temple premises which pilgrims worship as jwala devi or the goddess of fire. Jomsom is the straight point for treks in upper Mustang. Regular flights are available to jomsom from pokhara on mornings as strong winds in the afternoon makes it difficult to flights to land.


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