Lord Buddha, the light of Asia, was born
in Lumbini in Nepal's southern plains, which makes Nepal a
scared pilgrimage destination for Buddhists as well.
The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is
synthesized in the Kathmandu Valley. The three ancient
cities of the Valley- Patan, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur-represent
an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture
and refined culture. These cities pack a concentration of
religious monuments unequalled in the world. Don't miss the
seven monument zones named as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO
all situated within the small confines of the Valley.
Adding dazzling color to Nepal's myriad attractions are the
many festivals that dot the calendar. Join in the numerous
annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in
traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
Go for village tours and visit the multi-ethnic groups to
get first hand experience of their customs and lifestyles.
As eating is a special affair in Nepal, there is food for
each and every occasion and festival. Kathmandu offers an
incredible selection of dining opportunities. There are many
restaurants that serve only authentic Nepali food complete
with ethnic ambience.
Everything festive in Nepal traditionally begins with
something religious and moves with spontaneous spirit into a
pleasant family feast. This is because, for Nepali's,
religion has always influenced and has been the core of