World Heritage Sites of Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple at the background.

Pashupatinath Temple at the background.

World Heritage Day, also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, is celebrated on April 18 every year to raise awareness about the importance of conserving sites of outstanding cultural and natural significance to the common heritage of humanity. Realizing this very fact, it was on November 16, 1972, that UNESCO adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, and till date, more than 1000 cultural and natural sites around the globe have been listed as World Heritage Sites. World Heritage Sites of Nepal are splendid examples of man’s endeavors in the fields of art, architecture, culture, and protection of natural wonders. And, it would be a good idea to pay them a visit on World Heritage Day. Continue reading

More than Just Kathmandu—Know Nepal, Part II

Fewa Lake

Fewa Lake, Pokhara. Image: Eliza Tyrrell

Yes, Kathmandu is a unique place with a distinct identity of its own, and surely, you’ll be spending quite a few days looking around. However, don’t go back thinking that this is all that there is to the country. Nepal has more to offer, so do make it a point to visit some of its major cities and towns. To make it easier for you, here are some pointers. Continue reading