Nature Calling – Part 1

Since the day, our Rajasthan tour got fix, I am in a different mood…I love travelling very much and happy to say that Vinayak loves it too. So, today I am going to share some places which I have visited and I will recommend those for your holiday plans.  My next 3 posts, including this will be regarding the same.

I will start my journey with Nepal. The most beautiful place I have ever seen.  As soon as you enter in the country, you can see fully ice covered Himalaya around 3 sides.  Cold climate, ice covered mountains around with some greenery between make you feel like heaven. The other thing you must see in Nepal is the temple. Mostly all temples follow the same structure and very decorative design insid. I am sorry I am not able to share the picture here as I visited in 1998 when I was not this much used to keep soft copies of photos.  But I will defiantly show you the album when you will visit my nasik’s home.

Here is some more information on Nepal

Basic Information : It borders with the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the North and India in the East, South and West respectively. Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Educated people understand and speak English as well. Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time. It  has four major seasons, namely, (1) Winter: December-February, (2) Spring: March-May, (3) Summer: June-August, (4) Autumn: September- November.
Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

Religion : Religious practices are an important part of the lives of the Nepalese people. Mythologies of various Hindu gods and goddesses abound in this country and cultural values are based on the philosophies of holy books like the Gita, Ramayana, etc.

Culture : Culture is embedded in the high peaks of Nepal, tradition flows with its rivers, art traverses through its valleys and religion lies in the heart of its people. Nepal, in short, is a country where art, culture and religion are a part of life of the inhabitants. People celebrate every moment with aroma, adding novelty to the traditions without affecting their essence. The culture of Nepal is a assemblage of music, architecture, religion and literature. This mountain kingdom is multi-ethic and multi-lingual. The land is rich with unique cultural groups like Tharu,Yadav, Ahir, Newars and others. The art and architecture of Nepal is deeply influenced by the religion. All art forms express both Hindu and Buddhist iconography.

Food : Nepalese are great foodies and their food varieties are hot, spicy and nutritious. Newari and Thakali cuisines are the original taste of Nepal. Otherwise, Nepalese style of cooking has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan cooking. Dal Bhat tarkari is the staple food of Nepal. Meat curries and momos are the hot favorites among the tourists.

People : The people of Indo-Aryan community are the original inhabitants of Nepal. No wonder their descendents form the majority even now. Other major groups in Nepal are Gurungs and Magars who live mainly in the western region; Rais, Limbus and Sunwars who live in the eastern mid hills; Sherpas, Manangpas and Lopas who live near the mountains of Everest, Annapurna and Mustang respectively.

Please visit : http://nepal.saarctourism.org/ for more information.

I am sure you have liked this information and you will plan your holiday in Nepal soon.  My next post will be on my second most favorite place.

See you soon!!!!!


4 comments on “Nature Calling – Part 1

  1. ohh..momos .. 🙂 .. i tried them twice at home 😛 ..i thought its monos …

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