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Pritha Manchanda Sep 17 2014

Which are the top 10 reasons to visit Nepal?

Kanika Nevatia Sep 17 2014
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These top 10 reasons to visit Nepal are sure to make you plan a trip there soon.The country has so much to offer to tourists. Whether you wish to relax and rejuvenate or indulge in some adventure activities, there is plenty to do for people of all ages.

1. Visa-Free Travel

If you’re travelling to Nepal with an Indian passport, you won’t have to go through any visa formalities. All you need is a proof of identity and address along with your ticket and you can take off on an impromptu trip. Even if you aren’t an Indian national, citizens of other countries can also obtain visas on arrival, making a trip to Nepal hassle free.

Nepal (by MikeBehnken)

2. Excellent Trekking Options

As a traveller you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to trek route options in Nepal. Pokhara is the main trekking hub where you will find guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent almost everywhere. The huge array of options allow for people of all ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal that are classified as trekking peaks.

Trekking in Nepal (by mckaysavage)

3. Beautiful Temples

From beautiful architecture to divine serenity, the temples in Nepal are truly worth a visit. A must-see is the famous Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nepal is home to numerous other beautiful Hindu temples such as the Swayambhunath Temple and Karya Binayak Temple among others.

Pashupatinath Temple (by Luca Galuzzi)

4. Scrumptious Nepalese Food

Nepalese cuisine has Tibetan, Indian and Thai origins. From the native dal-bhat-tarkari (lentils, rice and vegetables) to a wide variety of momos served by street vendors, everything you eat here is bound to be delicious. Sel-roti, a traditional doughnut shaped sweet is a must try. Savoring the ethnic food of the country is a must-do in your Nepal tour, because if you haven't visited one of the eateries in Nepal and relished the local cuisines you are missing one of the important aspects of your tour.

Dal-bhat-tarkari (by WT-shared) Shoestring at wts.wikivoyage)

5. Serene Lakes

There are over 200 lakes in Nepal, many of which originate in glaciers. From the smallest to the largest, each is breath-taking in its beauty. The Phewa Lake, among the most popular lakes, is situated in the Pokhara Valley, about 200 km from Kathmandu. The area is also home to many other picturesque lakes such as the Begnas and Rupa Lakes.

Pokhara (by MikeBehnken)

6. The Casinos

Nepal is the place for those who like to gamble. Spend your time at the slot machines or, if you’re a little more ambitious, grab a stool, find a place on a table and play some roulette or even poker. Casino Royale at the Hotel Yak and Yeti, which is counted amongst one of the best hotels in Nepal, is a very popular casino.

Roulette Table (by ciry2)

7. The Mount Everest

Though not everyone can climb the world’s highest peak, a visit to Nepal ensures that you will get to see this natural marvel. The view of the Himalayas, especially of Mount Everest that one gets from various points in the country is simply splendid. One such point is Nagarkot, a small village renowned for its sunrise view of Mount Everest.

Nagarkot (by cnneil)

8. Shopping Heaven

Kathmandu is truly a shopper's paradise. From luxury boutiques and shopping centres, to bargain outlets and flea markets, there’s something for every type of shopper. Junky fashion jewellery, statues, and other typical Nepalese handicraft are some things that you should pick up. If you’ve got good bargaining skills, you could try it out at the flea markets. Thamel Market is a must visit for tourists.

Shopping in Nepal (by gregw66)

9. Adventure Sports

Nepal isn't just all about long mountain treks; there are so many other adventure activities that one can indulge in. From rafting and canoeing to bungee jumping, zip lining and paragliding, you can enjoy all sorts of adventure sports amidst the picturesque beauty of Nepal. One can also take a mountain flight in Kathmandu to get a closer view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

Paragliding in Nepal (by kudumomo)

10. Pocket-Friendly Destination

Nepal is the best foreign holiday destination from India as it is not very expensive. The mostly preferred Delhi to Kathmandu flights are quite reasonable and within the budget of many. In fact, from flight tickets and hotels to sightseeing and shopping, everything in Nepal is very affordable. Inter-city transportation and food costs too are quite reasonable and pocket friendly!

Nepal (by mckaysavage)

These are just the top 10 reasons to visit Nepal--there are many, many more. Plan a trip to Nepal soon and experience the tranquility and splendour that this land has to offer.
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