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Nepal boasts of ten historical, natural, & cultural World Heritage Sites certified by the UNESCO. If you roamed the lengths & breadths of the country like the hippies in the 60s did, you’ll find that except for the sprawling dirty cities & towns, the whole Nepal looks no different from the certified sites.

Kathmandu Valley:
If you’re traveling to Nepal through the air way, you’ll land in the capital Kathmandu. However, this ancient valley itself homes seven out of ten World Heritage Site within a perimeter of around 40 Km. Hence, an important part of your Nepal sightseeing constitutes of visiting the historical & cultural monuments of the tree ancient valley Kingdoms Kantipur, Patan, & Bhaktapur. Pur in Sanskrit means a town, so the suffix used to be attached to denote human settlements in the olden days.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu is a Western name for Kasthamandap – a wooden palace believed to be built from the wood of a single tree. Kathmandu’s original name used to be Kantipur, meaning the City of Glow, - & the metaphoric olden name is nowadays used only in literary sense. You’ll come across many hotel, restaurants, businesses, & papers with the name Kantipur. One of your cultural visits is to study the deft artworks in seemingly unassuming temples & palaces at the Durbar Square including the Kasthamandap. Don’t forget to observe the erotic love making endeavors of the Nepali gods freezed in history in the form wooden images around the temples.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Many tourists & natives claim that the town of Bhaktapur truly deserves commendation for preserving the ancient monuments & modes of life intact. Bhakta means the devotee, & hence you should rightly expect Bhaktapur to be a town of devotees. The devotion of the townpeople toward their relgion, culture, & lifestyle proves what its name stands for. If you really love visiting ancient sites & monuments, we are sure that Bhaktapur will mesmerize you with its uniqueness.

Patan Durbar Square:
Patan is the oldest of all three valley Kingdoms founded in the 3rd century. Its ancient name Lalitpur is nowadays used to denote a larger district area around the old city. Lalit means beauty making Lalitpur a city of beauty. True to its name, the city is famous for beautiful artifacts made from stone, wood, metals, & the fine arts. There is also a Patan Museum which collects & preserves ancient Hindu & Buddhist art works of the region. The Museum opens from 10:30AM to 4:30PM everyday except on Tuesday. We recommend you visit the Museum especially if you’re interested in enlightening yourself with cultural insights.

Swayambhunath Stupa:
Swayam in Sanskrit mean Self, hence Swayambhunath mean “Self-Created One”. The Tibetan name for Swayabhunath means 'Sublime Trees'.This Buddhist Stupa holds a special position both among the Buddhists & Hindus. Howerveer, the site which is about 70 meters above on the hill on the Ring Road of Kathmandu 3 kilomenters from Kathmandu posseses not only the stupa but many temple, shrines, Tibetan monaseries, statues of different gods. There is a small forest nearby the stupa which homes the red macaque monkey that mostly feed on the items offered by the devotees. Some of the Tibetan exiles in Nepal live nearby the Stupa. The Buddhists visit the Stupa for religious region, but everyone interested in mysticism, tantra, spirituality, ancient sculptures, & fine arts should not miss visiting the site.

Nagarkot:
A truly sightseeing destination. Just 32 kms on the north-east of Kathmandu at an altitude of slightly over 2100 meters, Nagarkot is a tourist hub famous for beautiful sunrise & sunset over amazingly wide range of the central Himalayas. One can view not only the highest Mt. Everest, but other high snow peaks like Manaslu (8463m) Ganesh Himal (7111m) Langtang (7246m) Gaurishankar (7134m) as well from this spot.

Pokhara Valley:

In fact there are many visitors who come to Nepal with a motive for visiting Pokhara – and especially the famous Annapurna Circuit for trekking. Pokhara is a famous destination not only for the foreigners, but for native & Indian tourists as well. Pokhara is a tropical town at the foot of the alpine Himalayas, abounding with natural beauties with Lakes, caves, & various adventure sports. The places of special interest in Pokhara are the Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Poon Hill, Lumle, Seti River gorges, Bat Cave, Davi's fall, Sarankot, etc Many tourist visiting Pokhara also enjoy the adventrure sports like paragliding & parahawking. You will also love the spectacular views of Machhapuchre(The Fish Tail), Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Lamjung Himal 6983m and Manaslu 8163m and Himalchuli mountains.
 
 
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