The Newars are a major ethnic group of the Kathmandu Valley, and one of the attractions of the Newari towns—Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur, in particular—is the beautiful handicrafts on display. Intricate wood carving, bronze religious statues, elaborately adorned pagoda temples, exquisite stone carving. Indeed, much of what is taken to
Panauti Community Homestay – A Perfect Break from the City. As lovely as many of Nepal’s hotels are, many visitors want to get a bit closer to ordinary Nepali people and to learn about how they live. A visit to Panauti Community Homestay is the perfect way to experience Nepali
Indra Jatra The festival where Gods and Human amass. Natives of the Kathmandu Valley admit the atmosphere and the ambiance of the capital city, Kathmandu, throughout the Indra Jatra festival has a different liveliness. Which is, of course, because of the enthusiasm of the volunteers commencing the festival, some
Festivals of Nepal. Festivals in Nepal are as number as there are days in a year. Blessed to be one of the most diverse countries in the world, almost everyday Nepal is participating in some sort of festivals and celebrations. Teej Festival – 4th September, 2016 Teej is a festival
When you are in Kathmandu, and looking for to experience the history of Nepal, here are top 5 places in Kathmandu, mostly for history lovers, that you must visit so as to widen your artistic horizons. Okay, so Kathmandu, at present, is not the Shangri-La as it once was. Modern
In many areas, Hinduism has absorbed Buddhism to a large extent, but the two religions have many shared deities and temples. As every Nepali is proud to tell you, the Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. That is to say, he was born in the Shakya Kingdom of Kapilvastu which
Shamanism exists in different variations worldwide, but shares common beliefs that spirits exist (good or evil) and that they can communicate with the spirits. They can usually also cure sickness caused by evil spirits and induce trance-like states to incite a visionary ecstasy. They can sometimes also tell the future.
Homestays can be seen as a much better alternative to conventional hotel accommodation, providing a great opportunity for visitors to experience local culture and lifestyle firsthand. Homestay tourism is becoming very popular in Nepal. During 2011’s Nepal Tourism Year (NTY 2011) it was realised that with an estimated number of
It could be said that the Kathmandu Valley itself was born of a pond. According to mythology, the valley was once a lake known as Nagdaha that was full of snakes. It was believed to have been drained by the Buddhist sage Manjushree. All over the city and in the
Located just 32 kilometers from the noisy and chaos of Nepal’s capital, time seems to have stood still in Panauti. This small town in the Kathmandu Valley retains much of its charm and is reflects a much more relaxed pace of life that is typical across Nepal.