Nepal travel guide with all information on travel and tourism in Nepal. Travel to Nepal and explore the beautiful Himalayan kingdom.
Nepal is just majestic. Yes, majestic is the only word befitting the status of Nepal. Nepal is located in the very lap of the Himalayas. Surrounded on three sides by the Great Himalayas, Nepal and mountains seem inseparable. As you travel to Nepal, you will find the snow-flecked mountains; conical huts, smiling nomads and serpentine roads that signify Nepal. Since decades, mountaineers have seen Nepal and Trekking as sides of the same coin. Trekking, Hiking, Bungee jumping, Scuba diving, Para gliding; you think of it and Nepal has it for you. But Nepal is not just about mountains; tourism in Nepal goes much beyond.
Nepal has become the second name of Hinyana Buddhism. Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini in Nepal. The entire belt has been developed as Buddhist heritage site, which attract travelers from all parts of the world. It is interesting to note that scores of people travel to Nepal in search of salvation and peace. Many of them just don't want to leave the place at all. The solitude that Nepal provides is unparallel. Surely no one, who has traveled Nepal even once, forgets this place and experience.
Till the year 2006 Nepal was the only Hindu state in the world. Although the state has developed itself into a Secular State, it is proud of its Hindu past as well. The majestic Pashupatinath Temple is the best example of this fact. The massive temple stands in Kathmandu and receives millions of visitors every year. The temple city of Janakpur is the birthplace of mythological Sita, the wife of Lord Rama of the great epic Ramayana. There are other temples too, each famous for their respective architectures and history.
Nepal has always kept pace with the world. It is said that nearly every movement that has influenced the west has influenced Nepal too. Of course, tourists bring these waves with them. In fifties Nepal propagated Rock-n-roll. The sixties were known for Punk. But it was seventies that put Nepal on the world map. Nepal became the abode of Hippie movement in the seventies; the decade it rocked the world. Scores of movies based on the theme were shot in Nepal. Katmandu and Dharan find mentions in every second hippie anthems. It was then that the casino and the gambling industry witnessed boom. And Nepal has not stopped yet. It continues to experiment; it continues to reinvent itself and it continues to attract travelers from all over the world.
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