Religious tourists throng Muktinath Temple

The famous holy shrine in Mustang district, Muktinath Temple, has been seeing an overwhelming number of tourists in the recent days. According to Krishna Prasad Subedi, the Chief Priest of the Temple, religious tourists have been thronging the Muktinath Temple in some 100 number in a day after, Chaite Dashain and Ram Nawami. With the influx of tourists, the hoteliers in Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Marpha among others are also elated for getting good business.The onset of tourist season has also added to the increment in the number of tourists here, shared Subedi, adding that the place is believed to attract more tourists in coming months. It is believed that one who makes offerings at Kagbeni in memory of the deceased … Continue Reading……..

Maha Shivaratri (The Night of Lord Shiva)

Maha Shivaratri meaning the night of Lord Shiva is one of the major festivals of Nepal and literally means Night of Shiva. It is believed that on this day, the stars in the Northern Hemisphere are at most optimum positions to help raise a persons spiritual energy.It is also believed that the Shiva principle is most active on this day of the year. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated marking the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivaratri also celebrates the night when Lord Shiva performed the Tandav, the cosmic dance. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, one of the holiest shrines of the Hindus. Pashupatinath is considered the Guardian and Protector of the Kathmandu Valley and Nepal. … Continue Reading……..

Nepal in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best to Travel in 2017’ list

Popular travel guidebook Lonely Planet has included Nepal in its ‘Best to Travel in 2017’ list. Nepal has been placed in the fifth position in the list of top ten countries to travel in 2017. Even natural disasters can’t keep Nepal down for long. The 2015 earthquakes caused devastation, but what is most striking from a traveler’s perspective is not how much was lost but how much remains. Landmark temples crumbled, but others came through with just the odd tile out of place, and whole swathes of the country escaped serious damage, including most of the popular trekking trails, said Lonely Planet. Nepal has all the skills required to repair monuments and infrastructure, but what it does need is income. … Continue Reading……..

11th Chitwan Mahotsav to begin from Monday

Chitwan Mahotshav 2073 will kick off at Naryanghat on Monday with a host of events ranging from trade fair, cultural shows, food festival and water sports. The 11th edition of the festival, which will continue till January 18, is being organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chitwan (CCIC) in collaboration with District Development Committee of Chitwan and Bharatpur Sub-metropolitan City to promote local trade and tourism. The festival being held on the banks of the Narayani River will showcase local agricultural and industrial products, and traditional cuisines in 475 stalls. Other attractions of the event are cultural and literary shows, and water sports, such as rafting. One of the highlights of the festival is different food products … Continue Reading……..

Visit Nepal-Europe 2017 campaign on the cards

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced it will celebrate and campaign 2017 as a Visit Nepal Year in Europe. The announcement came at a function held in Kathmandu on Saturday to mark NTBs anniversary. NTB said it made the announcement as part of promoting Nepal as a tourism destination and with the aim of bringing a maximum number of tourists from European countries. The campaigns primary goal is to increase the number of tourists visiting Nepal in 2017 from Europe by 30 percent to 40 percent compared to 2016. Tourists coming from Europe have contributed significantly to Nepals tourism industry, Nepal Tourism Board CEO Deepak Raj Joshi said. We hope to increase this momentum further by celebrating 2017 as Visit … Continue Reading……..