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Dakshinkali

Christening:- This temple is of Goddess Kali – consort of Lord Shiva in her most blood thirsty embodiment and it is located to the south direction. So it is named Dakshinkali. Location:- Dakshinkali lies 18 km south of Balkhu of Kathmandu and about 1 km outside villge of …

Trekking in Nepal

Many people come to Nepal each year for the trekking which is among the finest and most challenging in the world. This is one of the best ways to get close to the Himalayas and to experience a journey through spectacular landscapes. Getting it right in terms of …

Things to Do in Nepal

The beautiful Himalayan nation of Nepal is home to some of the world’s highest mountains and has many things for visitors to see and do. Here are just a few. Go White Water Rafting Nepal has a number of fast flowing rivers with a mixture of graded white …

Top Places to Visit in Kathmandu

Most visitors to Nepal spend time in Kathmandu either on their way to the Himalayas or the game reserves in the southern part of the country. There is a lot to see and do and choosing what to see in a day or even a few hours can …

JIRI VDC

Christening:- Jiri is believed to be the home of Ethnic Group- Jirels and thus giving the village its name- ‘Jiri’. Location:- Jiri lies at an altitude of 1905m in a hilly region of Dolakha district in Janakpur Zone of North-Eastern Nepal. Topographical arrangement of Jiri resembles to Zurich …

Panch Pokhari

Christening:- There exist five holy ponds in the North of Nauling and Chyochyo Hill giving the place its name-Panch Pokhari(meaning Five ponds). Location:- Panch Pokhari lies in Votang VDC in the North- Eastern part of Sindhupalchowk District to the North of Nauling and Choche hills at an altitude …

Tatopani

Christening:- Since hot water flows out constantly from the tap and pond, the place is named Tatopani meaning the place of Hot Water. Myth:- Once in Tretayug(the 3rd Age of Earth according to Hindu Scriptures), a Sage was heading for mountain to have penance and cleanse of sin. …

Chobhar

Christening:- In Newari, Chwa or Cho means ‘Up’ and ‘Bahal’ suggests ‘Vihar’( the Buddhist Monastery). Since there was a Vihar at the top of the Hill, the place was named Chobahal and in course of time the word Chobahal changed to Choval and to its present form- ‘Chobhar’. …

Gorkha

Christening:- There are four major legends associated with naming of Gorkha. 1 In Nepali,‘ Kharka’ means ‘Grass’. This land is believed to be a meadow in Ancient period. Thus it was named Kharka and later the term Kharka got distorted into Garkha and Garkhaa to reach to its …

Jal Binayak

Christening:- The stone image of Ganesh located in the area is believed to have emerged out of water. So the idol was named Jal Binayak meaning the Ganesh which evolved out of water and the whole area got renowned with the same name. The temple is also popular …
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