Nepal

Nepal

NEPAL THE LAND OF HIMALAYAS

Nepal lay on the lap of high and almighty eight Himalayas including Mt. Everest, which is why it is known as “The Land of Himalayas”. Nepal brings you closer to nature and mountains. This place like a heaven on earth, you will have many opportunities to explore it. It’s also known to be the birth place of Lord Gauttam Buddha and also the home of Hindu God, Lord Shiva. Travellers who like mountaineering, trekking, hiking, rafting, helicopter touring, cultural sightseeing all these exciting events only takes place here. Nepal is popular for mountaineering adventure one of the most popular among these are; Mount Everest is the crucial hiking adventure in the world, Manslu trek is one of the best and amazing experiences for those who intend to passing many routes of challenges. The beauty and serenity of this place is beyond comparison. For every mountain lovers or wanderers who seek adventures, Nepal is the perfect place to venture.

The biggest and most populated cities of Nepal; Kathmandu (1003,285 population), Pokhara (353,841), Lalitpur (226,728), Birgunj (207,980), Birtanagar (201,125), Bharatpur(199,867), Janakpur (169,287) etc.

Location: Nepal lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. This country is located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north.

Best time to travel: October and November, are the best months to travel. In this dry season, trekking or any other outdoor activities are more feasible.

National Emblem: Nepal’s emblem is very unique. It contains the flag of Nepal, Mt. Everest & green hills. Green hills symbolises the hills of Nepal. The male and female hand joining symbolises gender equality.

National Flag: The flag is a simplified combination of two single pennons. Its crimson red is the colour of the rhododendron, the country’s national flower. Red is also the sign of victory in war. The blue colour border symbolises peace. The flag’s emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces. They were removed to modernize the flag.

National Symbols:

National Tree : Rhododendron.
National Flower : Rhododendron (Laliguras).
National Animal : Cow.
National Bird :Lophophorus impejanus.
National Day : May 28, 2008, marks as the Republic Day of Nepal.
National Dress : Daura-Suruwal is the national outfit of Nepalese men and Gunyou Cholo is national outfit worn by females of Nepal..
National Sports : Dandi Biayo, which was later officially declared as volleyball.

Food: Nepal don’t have any distinct food all the food habitat depends on regions. The food in Nepal is influenced by India and Tibetan style of cooking. For hungry traveller or trekkers Momos, steamed or fried, with chili sauce, curry or plain, in restaurants or at street stall, buffalo, Pulao etc are mostly recommended. The regular meal in Nepal is Dal (Lentil soup), Bhat (Bolied Rice), Tarkari (curry vegetables) complemented by achar (pickle). Meat Curry is very popular, it is saved only for special occasions.

Arts & Crafts: The gracious crafts and craving on doors and wooden decors. The wooden carvings and crafting are very popular in Nepal. The woodwork has been a part of Nepal. The work of beautiful carvings on temple, monasteries, palaces and residential since 12th Century. You can also see statue, window, doors are figures of mythological are being crafted on them.

Living Culture: Nepal has dominated by two main religions; Hinduism and Buddhism, its rich in multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional culture. Dashain or Dussherra is the longest and important festival celebrated here. The main festival of Nepal came from the Hindus.

GETTING TO NEPAL

By Air: Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the main entry point for those who are arriving by air. Other airlines that serve the Airports here are Air Arabia, Air Asia X, Air China, Etihad Airlines, Fly Dubai, jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air and Thai Air. Flights are available from India, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai and Kuala Lampur.

By Road: A road trip is very common in Nepal. The crossing the border is 120 NPR and 50 NPR transportation permit. Make sure to keep all the recipiets since the y can ask at any checkpoints along the way.

By Rail: The cargo and passenger trains operate between Sirsiya in southern Nepal and the Indian town of Raxaul. However, only Indians are allowed to cross border by rail.

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