Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park Wild roars of tigers, chirping of jungle birds, soothing breeze and the splashing ripples of the river Rapti: a visit to the Chitwan National Park may sound dream-like but reality speaks for itself. Located about 120 km south west of Kathmandu, this national park occupies 932 sq. km. This area is specially known for one-horned rhino and Bengal Tiger. Flora and fauna are the major alluring features of this place. Elephant riding and jungle safari are vibrant in this park. Sagarmatha National Park The Sagarmatha National Park is the highest national park in world, located above 3000 meters i.e. 9700 feet. The park comprises the upper catchment areas of Dudhkoshi and Bhotekoshi Rivers. Most part of the landscape is rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas. The Park is located amidst the peaks which are counted among the tallest in the world. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain peak of the world, which lies in this region. Other wellknown peaks such as Lhotse, Thamerku, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Chooyu, Kwangde, Kangtaiga and Gyachyung Kang are also located nearhy
Our World Heritage Sites
Introduction The small mountainous country Nepal is blessed with such astonishing and unique sites that,hin the area of 147,181 sq. km. Nepal holds a considerably high number of places recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization) as World Heritage Sites’. There are altogether ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal, seven of which are in Kathmandu itself The list includes both natural and cum Cultural Sites The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven sites include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Natural Sites Nepal’s national parks included in the World Heritage Sites List are exceptional areas with dramatic mountains, glaciers, deep valleys and undisturbed vestiges of the ‘Terai? region. Several rare species, such as the snow leopard, lesser panda, one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger are found in these park.
Kathmandu Durbar Square Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. The Palace Complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. The major attractions of the place are Tajeju Temple, Hanumandhoka, Nasalchowk, Mulchowk, Bhandarkhal, Kasthamandap etc.