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Alternate Places for Switzerland or mini switzerland

Have you heard about Mini Switzerland if your answer is no then this post is for you…

We all wish to visit Switzerland but it’s not possible for everyone, because of its too expensive and budget problem. Do you know there are a few places nearby you, where you can visit easily and it’s under your budget? It’s also known as Mini Switzerland. So here we have listed a few places (Mini switzerland) .

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On top list of Mini switzerland is Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the best and top tourist place and no. 1 adventure and leisure city in NEPAL. It is based on starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna’s area. In Pokhara you can experience the best in trekking, boating, hiking, paragliding etc. The best time to visit Pokhara is from September to November and the again early May.

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Places to visit in pokhara:- Fewa Lake and Rupa lake, World Peace Pagoda, Devi’s Fall, Gupteswar Gupha, Chameri Gupha (Bats Cave), Bazaar, Bindbyabasini Temple, Matepani Gumbha (Buddhist Monastery), Bhadrakali Mandir, International Mountain Museum, Annapurna Museum etc. Pokhara is reachable from Kathmandu by tourist bus, and by plane.

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Jammu and Kashmir (mini switzerland) is one of India’s most popular travel destinations. It is famous for its natural beauty and has been described as “HEAVEN ON EARTH”  and also known as best honeymoon place. Tourists comes to enjoy its scenic beauty of this mini switzerland. Some of the major tourist attractions in the state are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh, Patnitop, and Ladakh. Srinagar is famous for its Dal Lake and The Mughal Gardens.mini switzerland - srinagar

The months between October and March are the best time to visit there. HOW TO REACH:-The Srinagar airport connects the state to other cities. The Jammu Tawi railway station and good road also connect it to other cities.

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh:

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mini switzerland – manali

Manali is known as Mini Switzerland and honeymoon destination, it is a popular hill station have eyecatching views. This town also has adventurous activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, rafting etc. There is a wide range of hotels here from budget to luxury resorts. You will find countless restaurants with most delicious food on their menus like Italian, Chinese, Korean, Continental, Indian, Japanese, Thai etc.

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Some nearby for honeymooners and leisure lovers, tourist places in Manali like Hadimba Temple, Mall Road, Malana Village, Raghunath Temple and Vashisht Bath. The best time to visit Manali in summers before monsoon season. You can reach there by road, by railways and by air also.

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2016 Hot Topic, Muktinath Darshan, Nepal Destinations

Muktinath Darshan Yatra in Nepal

MUKTINATH DARSHAN YATRA

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Muktinath is Sanskrit name, this words separation two word Mukti & Nath. Mukti mean Salvation and  Nath  mean god and Nirvana. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha( freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is belief of the Hindus that this world is “MAYA” (an illusion) and the earliest one gets out of it the better and muktinath darshan will help them achieve that goal. Since then it called Muktinath (Muktinath darshan).

 

 


 

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The Muktinath temple (Muktinath Darshan)
Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu where as Buddhists regard as Buddha.


 

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Attraction while Muktinath Darshan.

Muktidahara: Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara”. The 108 faucets in the shape of a head of a bull, closely arranged in a semi-circle with a gap of hardly a foot between the faucets, at a height of seven feet. The water from Gandaki River continuously flowing through the mouth of the bull. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” believing that it brings them salvation.


 

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Kunda: In front of MuktinathTemple there are 2 Kunda (Water pond), It called Saraswoti & Laxmi Kunda, Where holy dip is believed it can  wash away negative karma, the results of one’s past negative actions.

 

 


 

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Jwalamai Temple: Continuously burning flame “Jwala Mai Temple” sound of flowing river is situated south of Muktinath Temple. The Jwala Mai temple has a spring and there are three eternal flames “Holy flame from soil”, “Holy flame from rock” and “Holy flame from water” fed by natural gas. Hindu believes that this miracle of fire lighting was offering made by Brahma, Hindus worship the fire as Jwala Mai (Lit. Goddess of fire).


 

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Sri Murthy Mahatma: This is the only place on earth where you can find all five elements from which everything is made, according to the Buddhist and Hindu tradition: fire, water, sky, earth and air at the same place together in their own and distinct from this place is near Jwala Devi temple.

Swaminarayan:  One Hindu Guru connected to Muktinath is Lord Shri Swaminarayan, Satguru of Sabij Yoga, the goal of which is the realization of and service to God Supreme. At the end of the 18th century this Satguru practiced severe penance in Muktinath for two and a half months and attained the highest degree of proficiency in Nishkamrat.

Shaligrama: Another attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. These fossils can be had from the local people at a price.  It is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu.

Gomba Samba, a newly built monastery with main deities Sakyamuni, Chingresig and situated at left from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex, would be worth it.

There are many ways one can travel, depending on time and budget:-

Starting From Pokhara to Jomsom:
By Flight: Pokhara to Jomsom by air in about 25 minutes
By Trek: Pokhara to Nayapool by vehicle then do the 7/8 days trek to Jomsom,
By Jeep: Pokhara to Beni to Ghasa, via Tato pani, Marpha, Tukuche  to Jomsom-140 km  about  10-12 hrs.

Starting from Jomsom To Muktinath
By treks:
  Walk to Kagbeni to Jharkot to Muktinath in about 7-8 hours.
By Transport: Go by local rented motorbike with driver & by Jeep in about 2.30 hrs.
By Horse: Go by a local rented horse in about 7/8 hrs.

By Helicopter
1. Kathmandu to Muktinath in about 1.30 hrs
2. Pokhara to Muktinath in about 45 minutes

Season:
The most suitable time for Muktinath Darshan from March to May & October. In November & February it can be cold, but you can travel. December and January are for the diehard & snowfall in the all of area 4 to 10 ft. June to September is raining season. As the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in other months.

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Muktinath Darshan yatra

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Adventure Place, KAILAS-MANSAROVAR, Nepal Destinations, Nepal Tour, YATRA

KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA

KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA

An imposing 21,778-feet tall, the magnificent and majestic Mount Kailash is more than just a mountain. It’s a legend. Kailash is not just one of the highest parts of the world and the source of four mighty rivers of Asia — the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus. But more than anything, the journey to Kailash Mansarovar yatra is a life-changing experience

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The magical and mystical spot has been drawing people to its divine presence for various reasons. Here’s why you should not miss the chance to be a part of the Kailash Manasarovar yatra.

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  • The Kailash Parvat or Mount Kailash along with the holy Manasarovar lake is deeply integral to the heart of spiritual Asia, capturing the imagination of human beings since time immemorial.
  • According to Hindu legend, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is a combination of the words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake).
  • Hindus also believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the holy centre of the earth and the manifestation of heaven itself.

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Every year, the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is conducted in batches via different routes for a select number of people. After careful medical examination and getting yourself acclimatized to the extreme conditions are people picked for this trek of a lifetime.

Clothing

Yatris often wear multiple sweaters, T-shirt and pant besides thermal jacket, scarf, several pairs of socks while performing the parikrama. Rain coat, hat and monkey cap are also required for the yatra.

Altitude sickness

Discomfort, uneasiness, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion are some of the main symptoms of altitude sickness. It is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude and commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 feet).

Tips to prevent mountain sickness during kailash mansarovar yatra:

•    Drinking plenty of water is a must as it will prevent dehydration.
•    Eat light food rich in carbohydrates.
•    When tired, do not push yourself to climb further and take breaks in between.
•    Avoid alcohol and smoking during travel to avoid dehydration.

Advisory:

The kailash mansarovar yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme cold and rugged terrain, and may prove hazardous for those who are not physically and medically fit.The Government of India shall not be responsible in any manner for any loss of life or injury to a Yatri, or any loss or damage to property of a Yatri due to any natural calamity or due to any other reason. Pilgrims undertake the Yatra purely at their own volition, cost, risk and consequences.

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Selection process for kailash mansarovar yatra:

There are certain criteria for someone to be selected for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. One needs to be an Indian citizen with a valid Indian passport of at least months. One also needs to be physically fit without any major health ailments and a BMI of 25 or less. People below the age of 18 and above 70 cannot apply for the yatra.

Once you submit your application, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) selects people via a computerized process. But given the nature of the yatra, only those who are physically fit should apply. An applicant suffering from medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, etc. will most likely get rejected as they aren’t deemed fit to undertake the trek.

The people who are selected are informed three to four weekns prior to the scheduled departure. Selected yatris are required to assemble in New Delhi 3-4 days before the commencement of the yatra.After medical test they are permitted for kailash mansarovar yatra.

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