Of the different festivals of Nepal, there are many festivals celebrated throughout the year inside Kathmandu valley. One day its in Kathmandu the next day some other festival in Patan or Bhaktpaur. Likewise, the Seto Macchindranath chariot pulling is one festival which draws scores of people.
Kotdanda is a hilltop south of Kathmandu valley. Famous Bisankhunaryan temple resides in this hill. I had been to this place 10 years back.
After visiting this place today, I felt lots of changes there. The first thing I observed is, there is a good road access to reach the place, the old houses were damaged by the earthquake in 2015, so lots of new concrete houses are constructed. Before, I didn’t see any tourism promoting activities, but the night now they have an homestay system so that people can visit the place and spend some time.
Pokhara is the number one tourist destination in Nepal. It has many amazing mesmerizing places to enjoy. Surroundings of Pokhara is also equally beautiful. It has many villages around which gives you close view to Mountains.
Pokhara is also a gateway for Annapurna round circuit trekking and Annapurna base camp trekking. They have added a new destination now, Mardi Himal base camp trekking.
Indra Jatra is not just related to Living goddess Kumari. She has been the center of attraction in the festival as her chariot is taken around the Old city of Kathmandu. There are lots of activities during this festival and one of them is showing of das avatar (10 incarnation).
This show happen in front of Kumari Ghaar (Lord Kumari House) around 9 at night. Every year they show different stories from Hindu Mythology.
Gai jatra is a festival celebrated by the Newars all over Nepal, specially the cities inside Kathmandu valley and places where there is a strong presence of the Newar community. This festival is celebrated by the family to commemorate the death of their loved ones during the past year.
Different city celebrate this festival in their own unique way. The cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur and Pokhara have their own way to celebrate this festival. Continue reading »
Materials used for renovation of a temple near durbar square main entrance
Bhaktapur city is like a museum city for me. It’s a living heritage for me. Bhaktapur durbar square is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Many monuments were damage by the earthquake of 2015. After 2 years some renovation process is going on, hope the city will get it’s old look soon. I am sharing some of the picture capture during this visit.
Khokana is a small village near Kathmandu valley, Now it is under Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan city. This is an ancient Newari village where still people have saved their lands for farming. I and my friends planed for a trip to this village to capture some moment of people doing rice plantation.
I support Local Empowerment. So, I’m sharing this Everest Base Camp Trek to promote a new way of trekking where trekkers can empower the local service providers like lodges, guides and porters by booking services directly through them. #empoweringthehimalayas #freetriptoeverest