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Swayambhunath

Introduction:- One of the major Holy Sites of Buddhists, the place is believed to be visited by Buddha himself and is enlisted in World Heritage Site.500stone steps lead the way to the Chaitya where a pedestal gigantic thunderbolt (bajra) greets you. Secret behind the name:- In Newari dialect, …

Thimi

Christening:- Also known as ‘Madhyapur’ as it lies in between Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Thimi is the distorted form of ‘Chhemi’ which means ‘Capable People’- the term used by people of Bhaktapur as a flattery to recompensate for the damage caused on Thimi when Bhaktapur engaged on war with …

Daman, Nepal

Location:- Daman lies2322m above sea level in Makwanpur district and is 75 km South- West of Kathmandu Valley. It is located on Tribhuvan Highway between Kathmandu and town of Hetauda. Introduction:- Daman is a hilly area having plethora of tourism potential. So it has become the worldwide popular …

Sanga Nepal

Christening:- 3 popular beliefs regarding the naming of Sanga are: Dhatumanjari of Rudrayamaltantra states- Taamrotpattischa mahata sukhenaiwa prajayate |                    Nepale kamarupe ca bangale madaneswore|| 1 In limbu dialect, Sanga means ‘brass’. Since the hill was full of brass mine, the hill was called ‘Sanga’ in Kirat period. …

Sundarijal

Introduction:- Located 15 km North- East of Kathmandu, Sundarijal is taken as the Welcome Gate for hiking to Chisapani of Nuwakot . Bagmati river flows through the main village where it converges with Shyalmati and Nagmati rivers. Major parts of Sundarijal is hilly in terrain with occasional flat …

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’. …
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