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After Nepal Unseals Land Border, First Indian Tourists Cross by Land Since March 2020

After a gap of 17 months, the first Indian tourist travelled into Nepal by land on Friday after the Himalayan nation unsealed its land border with India for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic began.

According to a Kathmandu Post report, local authorities and tourism entrepreneurs greeted the first vehicle carrying Indian tourists at the border town of Birgunj.

Thrilled with the warm welcome, an Indian national travelling with three other companions, Anuj Sinha, told the Post that they had planned a holiday trip to Hetauda.

With the restriction on the movement of vehicles with Indian number plates removed, the mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City Vijay Kumar Sarawagi said he expected Indian tourist arrivals to increase. “It will also reduce the difficulties of people of both countries who were prevented from travelling due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the Nepali newspaper.

Last year, Nepal had sealed its 1,800 kilometre-long border with India in March as coronavirus cases began to spread in both countries. The only exception was for trucks carrying essential goods.

Source: The Wire

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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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2016 Hot Topic, Adventure Place, Nepal Tour, Pokhara

5 things to keep on Pokhara trip

Pokhara Trip: Beauty along with Adventure

Pokhara is a beautiful city, situated in a valley created by the rising of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains that seem to pierce the sky in the distance.Pokhara trip has always been on top destination place.

Planning to visit or thinking to make a tour in Nepal Than this blog s for you.

We should keep few things in our mind in Pokhara Trip (Nepal).

Pokhara View

Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal, located 200km to the West of Kathmandu. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world, including the renowned Annapurna are within 30 miles of the city, making it Nepal’s top trekking destination. The best time to visit Pokhara is from September to November and the again early May. Places to visit in pokhara are; Fewa Lake, Begnas lake and Rupa lake, Barahi temple, World Peace Pagoda, Seti Gandaki, Devi’s Fall, Gupteswar Gupha (cave), Mahendra Gupha(cave), Chameri Gupha (Bats Cave), The Old Bazaar, Bindbyabasini Temple, Matepani Gumbha (Buddhist Monastery), Bhadrakali Mandir, Regional Museum, International Mountain Museum, Gorkha Memorial Museum, Annapurna Museum.

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POkhara trips

 

Plenty of adventure sports and activity options are vailable on this trip. like:-  paragliding, bungee jumping, white water rafting, trekking, and more in the mountains.

Try yoga at sunrise on top of a hill, or row across the still waters of Phewa Lake. Hiking to the Shanti Stupa. Finally, in the evenings there are many more restaurants to help you relaxing after a day on the wards or at the weekends.

Important things in Pokhara

5 things which we should must keep with us on pokhara trip or any hill station: –

  1. must have proper identity cards and some money, debit & credit cards.
  2. keep warm cloths, shawls, blankets, jackets and comfortable walking shoes.
  3. first-aid kit and some general medicines for emergency needs.
  4. keep some packed eatables and water bottles.
  5. have an umbrella, a handy torch, some skin moisturizers, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and camera etc.
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