Nepal has it all; Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, rich natural beauty, and one of the world’s most diverse flora and fauna. Tourism has been the mainstay of the Nepalese economy and has grown manifold. It sees a strong flow of tourists from around the world. As there are very few direct flights to Nepal; you will need to fly to a destination in Asia and take a flight to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Get the best rates to book Delhi to Kathmandu flight tickets. The devastating earthquake of 2015 shook the country and people had to face tremendous hardships. Overcoming the disaster, the country has been named as one of the top 20 destinations to visit in 2017 by the Lonely Planet. The beautiful Himalayan country and its people have bounced back and are ready to welcome the travelers with a renewed sense of hospitality.
Pashupatinath temple – The capital of Nepal like other capital cities in the world has its fair share of tourist attractions. The foremost being the Pashupatinath Temple, an ancient Hindu temple. It is sacred to Hindus around the world and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main temple area is restricted only to Hindus. But the amazing architectural beauty of this 5th century AD temple is the best place to start your Kathmandu visit. The two-tiered Pagoda and the silver plated doors are bound to amaze and interest you.
Thamel – Kathmandu’s main tourist hub is crowded with activity. Do visit the place for shopping and some great cafes. You can pick up trekking or mountaineering gear and eat to your heart’s content at the restaurants here. The cafés here will be a welcome break from the hustle and bustle, and do not miss to try the freshly baked goods. The secret of these cafés is the coffee. The Nepali coffee is an undiscovered variety. Not too bitter and nutty, it is different from what we are used to drinking.
Experience adventure – If you are seeking adventure try rock climbing and other mountaineering sports at Kathmandu. The best experience you can gift yourself while in Kathmandu would be to try flying over Mount Everest – the adventurer in you might want to trek to the Everest base camp, if not the summit. But at no cost should the ride over the Everest be missed. The flight will take you to an altitude of around 7,000 meters. It is an amazing sight to be experienced and cannot possibly be put into words. You can also take a flight over the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shankar and other mountain ranges.
Other adventure sports in Nepal- Trekking through the Annapurna range is highly recommended. You can also go for white water rafting, hot air ballooning, get yourself a rejuvenating experience at one of the several Yoga retreats or go trekking of course.
National Parks – Other than spirituality and adventure; biodiversity is the best thing Nepal has to offer. And the best places to experience the same are the Chitwan national park and the Sagarmatha national park. Chitwan National Park is a World UNESCO site and has extremely rich flora and fauna. This is undoubtedly the best wildlife sanctuary in the country. It is a bird watcher’s paradise too. You will get to know about various species of animals and birds while the Sagarmatha National Park is home to the elusive snow leopard and is one of the major revenue generators for tourism in Nepal.
If you are planning a trip to Nepal, don’t wait anymore. You can book flight tickets from Delhi to Kathmandu or another route, as per your convenience.