Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nepalese cuisine

Dhido and much more

Nepali cuisine refers to the food eaten in Nepal. As you all know Nepal is culturally and geographically diverse country so we have the diverse cuisine too. Nepalese food is famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste as well. Some of the popular and typical Nepalese foods are:
  • Daal-Bhat-Tarkari

             This food is eaten throughout the country. This set of food is eaten in both luch and dinner. Dal is a soup made of lentils with some species. Bhat is cooked rice and Tarkari refers to the vegetables.
  • Achar or Chutney
Achar are the fresh or a fermented spicy pickle. Without pickle Nepalese food is incomplete. People usually take the spicy chutney with lunch and dinner.
  • Dhido
Dhido is also one of the popular foods in Nepal which is made up of Corn flour, Wheat flour, Millet flour or Buckwheat flour. It is made by cooking flour in boiled water with continues stirring.
  • Sel Roti
Sel Roti is a traditional home made sweet, ring-shaped rice doughnut. It is made up of rice flour. This dish ne prepared during Hindu festivals like Tihar and Maghesankaranti and other ceremonies like Marriage, Bartabandha, etc.
  • MoMo
This is popular fast food in Nepal. It is Tibetan style dumplings with Nepali spices served with achar.

  • Chiura
It is popular traditional food of Nepal made of paddy. It's made by soaking, draining, roasting, flaking the paddy followed by removing of the husk. It is usually consumed in festivals with masu (meat).
  • Gundruk
Gundruk is the lactic acid fermented product of green Leafy vegetables. The vegetable Leaf generally used includes Rayo, Mustard leaf, Radish leaf and cauliflower leaf. It can be preserved for long time after sun drying and simple packaging.

  • Alu Tama
Alu Tama is simply unique and classic Nepali curry. Alu Tama means Potato Bamboo shoots. Tama is the salted lactic acid fermented bamboo shoot product in bamboo growing region of Nepal.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Dashain Festival One of The Biggest Festival of Nepal

Dashain is the longest, greatest and most important hindu festivals of Nepali people. This festival is known for emphasis on family gathering. Dashain is regarded as victory of truth over the evil. It is a celebration of victory. Throughout the Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshipped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings. This festival is celebrated by Nepalese people throughout the globe for 15 days and the most important days are 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. This festivals officially started from 2014 and ends on Purnima, the fullmoon day.

Dashain is cebrated with great joy. The 1st day of Dashain is ‘Ghatasthapana’ which literally means placing a pot which symbolizes goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is place in the prayer room. This falls on the first day if the festival which marks the beginning of Dashain. On this day Kalasha is filled with holy water which is then covered with cow dung and sewn with barley seeds. A small rectangular sand block is made and the Kalash is put in the centre. This ritual is performed at a certain auspicious time which is determined by the astrologers and then the priest starts the puja by asking Durga to bless the vessel with her presence.The 7th day of Dashain is ‘Fulpati’. On this day Brahmins brought the royal Kalasha, Jamara, banana stalks and sugar cane tide with red clothe from royal house in Gorkha, a three day walk, about 169 km away from Kathmandu valley. A parade is held in Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace. Then there is a majestic display of the Nepalese army along with a celebratory firing of weapons that continues for ten to fifteen minutes honoring Fulpati. The Fulpati is taken to Hanuman Dhoka Palace after the occasions end in Tudikhel. The 8th day of Dashain is ‘Maha Asthami’. On this day sacrifices held in the every house through out the day. ‘Kaal raatri’ dark night is celebrated at night on this 8th day of Dashain. Many goats, buffalo are sacrificed at the goddess temple. The 9th day of Dashain is ‘Nawami’. This is the last day of Navaratri. On this day the official military rituals sacrifices of buffaloes under the gunfire salutes held in one of the Hanuman dhoka palace. This day is also known as demon hunting day. On this day Taleju temples gate are opened for the public. Thousands of devotees go and pay respect to the goddess on this day. The 10th day of Dashain is known as ‘Dashami’ Dashain. On this day we take Tika and Jamara from our elders and receiving blessing. We visit to our elders on this special day to receive blessing from them. People get together with their family members and have a feast and enjoy themselves with playing cards and having different delicious food on this day.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Travel Nepal in November month

Laxmi Puja
 November is the best month to travel in Nepal with cool and clear skies. The weather and visibility during this month is just perfect for trekking and outdoor activities like rafting on the white water, sightseeing the hills and culture or Jungle safari, you will have comfortable weather for your travel.
November month is the best month for visiting Kathmandu. The atmosphere and environment is also best during this month. The whole valley is green and lush. The temperature is perfect average day time temperatures around 15°C (about 59°F) you can enjoy hikes and walks around the town without getting sweaty.
Trekking in Himalaya
Festivals of Nepal falls according to the lunar hindu calendar. For cultural seekers, you will get a chance to enjoy the important and most beautiful festival Tihar of Nepalese hindu community. Tihar is also known as Deepawali. This Hindu festival is celebrated in Nepal for five day long which comes soon after Dashain. Tihar signifies the festival of lights, where diyas are light both inside and outside the houses to make it illuminate at night. Tihar in Nepal represents the divine attachment between human and other animals. Nepalese people celebrates Tihar by playing Deusi/Vailo programme. You can get a chance to see people playing Deusi/Vailo (singing and dancing) during this festival. On this day people cook different varities of food and specially ‘sel roti’ and enjoyed themselves by having delicious dishes together.
The 1st day of Tihar is known as ‘kag tihar’ crows day. On this day crows are worshipped by offering food on the roof of the houses before anyone in the house takes in food. The cawing of the crows symbolizes sadness and grief in the hindu mythology, so the devotees offer food to advert the grief and death in their homes. The 2nd day of Tihar is called ‘Kukur Tihar’ dogs day. Dog is believed as the messenger of lord Yamaraj, the god of death, is worshipped once a year on this day. On this day people offer beautiful garlands, tika and delicious food to the dog. You can see dogs running around with the necklace on their neck, tika on their forehead. The 3rd day is known as Laxmi puja. It is the important day of Tihar. On this day early morning cow is worshipped, cow signifies the prosperity and wealth. Cow is offered with garlends, tika and best grass on this day. Cow is the national animal of Nepal. In the evening Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped in every household. The whole entire houses were cleansed and decorated with candle lights, oil lamps and garlends in every doors and windows of the house to invite the goddess Laxmi in the house.  Laxmi puja is performed by female in the house. The 4th day is known as ‘Gobardan Puja & Mha Puja’. On this day people worship the ox with the garlands around the neck, tika on the forehead and offered a meal to the ox. People who follow Lord Krishna perform ‘Gobardan puja’ which is worshipped towards gobardan mountain. Cow dung is taken as representative of the mountain and is worshipped. ‘Mha Puja’ which means worshipping yourself. Newar community people perfom this festivals. This period begins with the Newari newyear. The 5th and last day of Tihar is known as ‘Bhai Tika’. On this day sisters put tika on the foreheads of brothers, to ensure long life and prosperity and sisters prays for their brother’s long life from Yama Raj, god of the underworld.
The astonishing views of the nature and the timeless art of the nature and timeless art of the Nepalese architecture will make you fall in love with photography and bring out the poet, the rmantic out of you.
For music lovers, the most acclaimed Zazzmandu music festival will be great treat on this month, when the zazz musicians and zazz lovers from all over the world gather in Kathmandu to celebrate their love for zazz soul.
Do you want to travel Nepal? If you have missed the chance to travel Nepal in October month you can also enjoy yourself by travelling Nepal in the month of November, it is one of the best month to travel Nepal.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tourism 2050

Tourism 2050

Recently their came the news about the elevator connecting earth to the space. The space elevator is said to be constructed by the Japanese construction company called “Obayashi”. This elevator can reach up to 96,000 kilometres (60,000 miles) into the space. The news seems to be interesting as well as exciting. Many of you may be thinking is this possible or if this plan become successful then what will be the situation?
Every one dreams of going to the space once in their lifetime isn’t it....?
According to the tourism point of view we can see a lot of potential. Many of you may want to travel to the space but at the same time you must be wondering about the expenses but if the elevator idea becomes successful then expenses may be less. At the same time travelling to the moon also may be successful as well as inexpensive too. There will come a new twist in the field of tourism. Let’s just imagine people travelling to the space for their vacation how does it sound isn’t it wonderful? Due to the science new technologies are been discovered which have made humans life easier. The space elevator idea will even cut the distance between the earth and the space.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Travel Nepal in October Month

Festive time
October month is the best month to travel in Nepal. This month is fairly dry and pleasant. It is considered as the best month for trekking, rafting and sightseeing. The weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights.

This month lies in the autumn season where you can see and feel the greenery of country sides, clean sparkling air and the perfect Himalayan views all around. Also you can entertain yourself by doing different activities like Jungle safari, short hiking or overnight stays in the Nagarkot & Dhulikhel for the best views of the sunrise and the sunset.

Pokhara is recommened for the best spot as it is known for the romantic city of Nepal. Pokhara is often called the enchanting Himalayan valley with a heart of major action and adventures. In the morning time you can see the reflection of sunlight from a mountain is always a breathtakng site that you will never forget the sight of the fishtail mountain standing right before eyes.  Sarangkot is the most popular destination where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains and the great view of Pokhara valley. Many tourist comes to Sarangkot for sunrise view and goback after few hours but it will be good if tourist stay there for one night and enjoy the view and city light of Pokhara from Sarangkot. Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot that you can enjoy on the spot. During the Dashain festival Kathmandu valley is less crowded than usual, as most of its inhabitants will literally be flocking out of the valley to visit their families in remote villages for this festivals. Nepali people wherever they live, they try to reach home to celeberate Dashain festival together with their family.

This is also the best seasons of festivities as Nepal celebrates the biggest & longest festival of Hindu, Dashain followed by Tihar which falls on the month of October. Dashain is regarded as victory of truth over the evil. It is a celeberation of victory of good over bad. It is the longest festival celeberated for 15 days, the most important days are the 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, and the 10th. 1st day is known as Ghatasthapana, 7th day is fulpati, 8th day is Asthami, 9th day is Navami and the 10th is Vijaya Dashami main day of Dashain where people worship goddess Durga and visit temples. There is tradition of buying and wearing new clothes and having big feast in this festivals. Dashain is the longest holiday in Nepal, Nepal government closes all the government office as well as educational institutions and other offices. During the festival time you can see people of all ages, children in their roof flying colourful kites of different shapes and voices shouting out. Bamboo swings are constructed with the help of community members using traditional methods during this festival where you can find local people, children having fun by playing swings.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bishwakarma Puja is being celebrated in Nepal

On the day of Bishwakarma man worshipped his bike

The richness of culture and tradition of Nepal has always been amazed the western travellers and travellers from other countries. Today is also another day of celebration in this Hindu dominant land, however not every citizen is in the mood of celebrating this festival. But those who are celebrating today they are celebrating like the biggest day in the earth. It is not declared as a public holiday by the government but for the group who are celebrating today, it is more than just a government holiday.

Today is the day of Lord Bishwakarma. ‘The bishwakarma Puja’. God Bishwakarma is considered as a god of construction additionally god of tools, equipment and machinery in the Hinduism. According to purana, Lord Krishna asked Bishwakarma to build the Dwaraka City, and following Kishna’s order, Bishwakarma was devoted to build the best city. On the other occasion bishwakarma is also said he had built a weapon from a Dadichi Rishi’s bone without hurting the Dadichi Rishi.
It is believed that those who worship and does the bishwakarma puja on this day will bring prosperity and progression on their job and business of machinery, tools and equipment. One interesting part of this festival in Nepal is, Bishwakarma puja is the only one festival which the day is determined according to Nepalese monthly calendar instead of lunar calendar of Hinduism. It is celebrated in 1st day of 6th month of Nepalese calendar which is on the 17th September on the year 2014. Finally another interesting side of this festival is this festival is not associated with any temple unlike other remaining festivals of Nepal. Instead of temple people worship on their home, factories, office, workshop by creating and worshipping Lord Bishwakarma of their own.
This festival is celebrated widely in the every corner of the country on the factories, workshops, plants, machinery warehouse and parking garages. The factory workers and machinery workshop workers, bus and truck drivers are the ones who celebrate this day with full of devotional enthusiasm. They decorate their workshops, factories, buses, cars with flowers or other paper decorative after special cleaning of the place followed by the puja with abhir, keshari, rice grain, fruits, traditional batti (lights) and incense stick. After they does the puja, they party with loud music, bjanan (srligious songs) with dnncing and drinking and with heavy meal with special items. Today they shut down all their work on factory and warehouse. They also drink alcoholic beverages to enjoy the day of bishwakarma.
Due to the puja there will be lack of public transportation on the streets because after the puja the owner do not drive their taxi, bus, truck. But people of Nepal kknow about this and they are prepared with the transportation situation on the Biswakarma puja day.
If you are travelling on the mid of the September please do not forget to ask your travel agency to arrange the bishwakarma puja observation during your tour in Nepal. One thig we gurantee that if you visit in any puja or participate on celeberation you will be offered free local foods. Nepalese like to treat freely with foods and drinks on their festival day, which is something good seceret to know to travel Nepal, isn’t it  ??

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Travel Nepal in September month

Women celebrating Teej festival
From mid-September to November it is the best time to travel in Nepal. Autumn seasons starts in Nepal from the mid-september which is the best season to travel Nepal because of its likelihood of getting clear skies best for mountain photography as monsoon rains and clears out the dust and pollution from the air which make the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. The weather starts to get stable and reliable. September month is probably known as the better time to visit in Nepal since it marks festival seasons with lots of lights and music on the streets of Kathmandu.

Mask dance during Indra Jatra festival
Many interesting and colourful festivals takes place in Kathmandu valley in the month of September. Teej, Yenya (Indra Jatra & Kumari Jatra) and Biswakarma Pooja which are the popular festivals of Nepal that is celebrated in the month of September. Teej is a colourful fasting festival which is celebrated by the women of Hindu community. On the special occasion of Teej you can find women dressing in red bright costumes and bridal dresses participating in traditional rituals and dances in the temple of Lord Shiva. Yenya means the Kathmandu festivals which is the celebration of both Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra. It is the largest festival in Nepal which expects huge crowd in Kathmandu especially in Kathmandu Durbar Square. In this festivals you will get to see the living goddess of Kathmandu blessing people on her from chariot and people pulling tall pole on a chariots.Biswakarma puja is a worship of lord of architecture or engineering, Lord Biswakarma. On the day of Biswakarma Puja you can see people worshiping their vehicle along with machinery. Red and white cloth and holy treads are offered to vehicles and machinery in this day.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Monastery In Nepal

Druk Amitabh Mountain (White Monastry)

Popularly known as ‘Seto Gumba’ in Nepali is located on the north-west part of Kathmandu Valley. You can see the Tibetan Culture, architecture, statue and painting which reflects the Buddhism and its techniques. It is one of the best points to view Kathmandu city, as it showcases the valley in the most spectacular way. It is also the best view point for sunrise and sunset view. On a clear day you can even see the mountain range.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Places that shouldn't be missed while visiting Nepal

Nepal is the land of eternal beauty and attraction blended with the colourful cultures, ancient history, picturesque scenery and beautiful people with warm hospitality surrounded by two big countries India in east, west and south and China in the north. It is one of the most exotic adventure destinations where one can get involved with various activities such as: Tours and treks, Rafting, Jungle safari, Expeditions and many more. It is the land of various Flora and Fauna, Lakes and rivers, caves and mountains.

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is the largest city. It is culturally rich. The cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by the seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. It is also home to hundreds of other exquisite monuments, sculpture, artistic temples and magnificent art. Kathmandu is blessed by a living goddess Kumari and is enriched endless ceremonial processions and events.


Patan is a city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas which is also known as Lalitpur. It is one of the major cities of Nepal located in central part of Kathmandu Valley. Patan is known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its traditions of arts and handicrafts. It is a city of festival and feast, fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statue. The most important monuments of the city is Patan Durbar Square which has been listed by UNESCO as one of the seven monument zones that make up the Kathmandu Valley world heritage site.


Bhaktapur is just 14 km away from the Kathmandu. It is also the best destination for the study of art and architecture. It has beautifully preserved Palace courtyard where we can see the beautifully carved wooden, metal and stone work. Palace of 55 Windows is the best example of woodcarving. It is a unique masterpiece built in seventeenth century. The city is rich in its Culture and Tradition due to which it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majority of the people are Newars who are famous for their Custom and Tradition and Cuisine too. This city is also popular for different forms of mask dance performed based on lives of different deities by human representation. 

Tilicho Lake

At an altitude of 4919m there lies the one of the World’s highest lake “Tilicho Lake”. It lies in the Annapurna Range. The main source of the lake is Tilicho Peak and Tilicho Glacier. On the route you can have the spectacular views of the Himalayas along with the warm hospitality of the local people. The only access to reach the lake is trekking. This trek is considered as one of the challenging trek in Nepal.


Pokhara is one of the most beautiful city of Nepal popularly known as city of Lakes and Caves. It is second biggest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. Snowy peaks, serene Lakes, Greenery surroundings and the pristine air make this city popular among tourist. It is also the best place for the adventure lovers as it provides the adventure activities such as Paragliding, Ultra light flights, Zip Flyer. It is also the getaway to popular trekking destination i.e. Annapurna Trekking Region.

Poon Hill

At the height of 3210m there lies the Poon hill which is one of the best places to catch the sunrise view. It lies in the foothills of Annapurna offering unobstructed and magnificent views world’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri and world’s 10th highest peak Mt. Annapurna along with other peaks. The Ghorepani and Poon hill trek is a colourful foray into the Annapurna Region where you will be welcomed by the beautiful Rhododendron forest .The trek starts and ends in Pokhara.

Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri which is surrounded by rocks in all kind of colours and bizarre formations. This region is famous for trekking where it brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang. This area is used to be a kingdom of Bhote/Thakali community until Nepal is declared a newest secular and republican country in 2008. Upper Mustang is known as restricted area of trekking because the historical and religious monuments and the natural and geographical diversity are supposed to be protected as their importance is more essential for the nation.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake lies in the Rara National Park of Mugu district in Nepal. It is the biggest lake of Nepal situated at an altitude of 2990m above the sea level covering the area of 10.18 square kilometres. The turquoise blue lake is the home of different species of fish surrounded by pine, spruce and juniper forest. It is the best destination for the trekkers where one can spot different wildlife such as; Leopards, Musk deer, Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and the rare shy nature Red Panda. It is also the best place for bird lover as one can see different species of birds. 
Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha was born around the year 563 BC. It lies in the Terai plains of Southern Nepal. We can see the beautiful monasteries and temples build by the different countries. It is also the best place to study the Buddhist history, art and architecture. Maya Devi Temple is the major attraction in the lumbini among the pilgrims and archaeologists.


The main attraction of Chitwan is Chitwan National Park. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is home of different wildlife, Flora and Fauna. The major attraction of Chitwan National Park is One Horned Rhino and the Bengal Tigers.  Different activities such as Jungle safari on elephant and Jeep, bird watching, canoe rides, jungle walk and Elephant bath can be performed here in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is the homeland of Tharu one of the ethnic group who are renowned for their culture and arts.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Indra Jatra

Indra jatra is known for the celebration of God’s Indra’s day. Indra means ‘Lord of Rain’ and Jatra means ‘Procession’. This festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is celebrated for about eight days. Indra jatra is very interesting festival because for the whole week people enjoy various traditional dances and witness the chariot of Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Lord Bhairab being pulled through the older parts of Kathmandu city. This festival is celebrated in the month of September and is consider as the biggest religious street festival in Kathamandu, Nepal.
The first day of the festival starts with an erection of a Long Pole, in Kathmandu Durbar Square. The pole is obtained from a forest near ‘Nala’, a small town to the east of Kathmandu. After the erection long pole there is a colourful display of mask dancing by the mask dancers.
On another event on the first day the participants visit shrines holding the lighted incense to honour deceased family members where people sing hymns as they make the tour to place small butter lamps on the way.
The procession starts with Kumari Jatra known as Kwaneya where Goddess Kumari is brought out into the street along with the chariot carrying human representation of the deities Ganesh and Bhairab.

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