Publisher Splendid Holidays
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (20 Min & 9km).
Day 02: Kathmandu – Nagarkot (1.5 Minutes - 40km).
Day 03: Nagarkot – Pokhara (7-8 Hours – 260 Km).
Day 04: Pokhara Full Day.
Day 05: Pokhara – Chitwan National Park (4-5 Hours - 170 Km).
Day 06: Chitwan National Park.
Day 07: Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu (4-5 Hours – 190 Km)
Day 08: Kathmandu Departure.
ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
The Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal's first national park lies at the foot of the Himalayas in the Inner Terai lowlands of Chitwan. Covering an area of 932 sq. kilometers the park extends over deciduous forest foothills and river floodplains. The park is rich in its variety of vegetation and wildlife. The park provides one of the last habitats for endangered species like the Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. Royal Chitwan National Park was officially established in 1973 and included as Natural Heritage Site in 1979.
BALAJU WATER GARDEN
This is an interesting large compound sitting at the foot of Mount Nagarjun, 5 km northwest corner of the Valley. Its premises include numerous worthy items. The important ones are fountains with 22 crocodile–headed water spots dating from the eighteen century. The statue of Lord Budhanilkantha and a large swimming pool is inside the Park.
Pokhara, an enchanting city nestled in the tranquil valley, 200 km west of Kathmandu situated at the altitude of 827 m. is the starting point of Nepal’s many most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and Himalayas. The majestic Machhapuchre (Fishtail) reflects in the serenity of Phewa Lake. Rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. The valley is renowned for the close ups offer of the seemingly nearby peaks and magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre, Annapurna and others. The Pokhara valley; with subtropical climate and heavy monsoon rainfall is lush with vegetation. There is a wide choice of trails in the mountains around the valley, the most famous being the Royal Trek, which once was hiked by the Prince of Wales: Charles.
Situated center-stage, is the Krishna Mandir which is dedicated to Krishna and was built by King Siddhinarsingha Malla. Records indicate that the temple was completed with the installation of the image on the first floor in 1637. With its strong Moghul influences this stone temple is clearly of Indian design unlike the nearby brick and timber, multi-roofed Nepalese temples. The first and second floors are made up of a line of pavilions from the top of which rises a corncob-like shikhara. Musicians can often be heard playing upstairs.
Krishna is an incarnation of Vishnu, so the god's vehicle, the man-bird Garuda, kneels with folded arms on top of a column facing the temple. The stone carvings along the beam above the first floor pillars recount events of the Mahabharata while there are scenes from the Ramayana on the second floor. These fine friezes are accompanied by explanations of the narrative scenes in Newari. A major festival is held here in August/September on the occasion of Krishna's birthday, Krishnasthami.
Baneshwor, - . Kathmandu Nepal
Valid from 01-Nov-2012 untill 31-Dec-2013
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