Interesting facts about Nepal

Interesting facts about Nepal

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”

There are surely provocative questions arising in your hearts about the famous travel destination, Nepal. Be it small things to big, Nepal is full of surprises and mystery. Here are some interesting facts that you need to update about Nepal.

  1. Nepal stands tall as a small landlocked country surrounded by large countries, India and China.
  2. Nepal’s flag is the unique flag with two triangles consisting of the sun and moon guiding it.
  3. If you ever plan to visit Nepal, remember that beef is illegal as cows are worshipped as gods!
  4. Nepal is the only place having the traits of the legend of Yeti.
  5. Here, you will get the exclusive opportunity to see the living goddess, Kumari.
  6. The highest mountain in the world, Sagarmatha/ Mount Everest resides in Nepal.
  7. Eight of the ten highest mountains in the world are Nepal’s pride.
  8. Ten world heritage sites are listed under UNESCO out of which seven are present only in Kathmandu.
  9. Nepal holds the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini.
  10. The deepest lake on earth, Lake Psey Phoksundo stays calm in Nepal.
  11. The lake lying in the highest altitude, Lake Tilicho will give you a feeling of heaven on earth.
  12. Get to explore why one of the top ten highest mountains, Mt. Macchapuchre (Fishtail) is restricted to climb.
  13. The most thrilling flight on earth is the flight to Lukla. This flight is for the ones choosing The Everest trail making it rewarding from the start!
  14. Nepal is the only country holding the difference in altitudes from high mountains to flat plains in such a small area.
  15. Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest canyon in the world with the depth of over 19000 ft.
  16. Visit the world’s tallest grassland, Chitwan, rich with the rare endangered species, flora and fauna.
  17. Being the home to many endangered species, Nepal is called the “Amazon of Asia”.
  18. Nepal is home to the brave Gurkhas. You might even get to interact with the warriors in the great World War in your trekking route.
  19. Janakpur is one of the four Dhams that lead you to heaven according to the Hindus.
  20. Amazing cultural diversity as well as religious harmony is densely packed into one as the united Nepal.

With the above mentioned facts, you might have had the slight idea of what potential Nepal holds. To conclude, Nepalese will have unique smiles on their faces to welcome you with the heart of gold. This is proven by the way they greet “Namaste” meaning “I salute the god in you”.


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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.


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