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Religious Site of Baraha Chhetra

As the waters of the Koka and Saptakoshi Rivers calmly flow past the banks of Barah Chhetra, visitors will be overwhelmed by the tranquility and beauty of this sacred location. It is a significant site for religious followers in Nepal, and regular pilgrimages to the site are made each year. It is not only a historical attraction but an active site of praise. Pilgrims from as far as India make their way to Barah Chhetra so pay their respect. An annual festival is also held here in November. As with many religious sites, it has its own story to tell.

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Canyoning in Nepal

Adventure can be found around every corner in Nepal and one extreme sport that is growing in popularity is that of canyoning (or canyoneering). Stunning mountains, rugged hills, gushing rivers and canyons cutting their way through the landscape are what make Nepal an ideal destination for adrenalin junkies. read more..

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Famous Kaiser Library

Located near to the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace's Western Gate is Kaiser Mahal, home to the famous Kaiser Library. Once the home of Late Field Marshal Kaiser Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, the library contains a truly impressive collection of books and magazines numbering over 45,000. This amazing structure boasts a rich cultural heritage, interesting architecture and fascinating art works.

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Butterfly Watching in Nepal

Not many visitors to Nepal are aware that it is home to a massive variety of delicate and colorful butterfly species. In fact, the study of butterflies in Nepal has been ongoing for the last 150 years, and has revealed a collection of butterflies that is said to be one of the best in the world. It was the British who first showed an interest in collecting and documenting the butterfly species of the country, after which the Japanese began where the British left off in 1950. All the research done finally resulted in the founding of the Natural History Museum in Swayambhu, in the year 1974, by the Tribhuvan University.

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A Visit to Narayanhiti Palace

For centuries the Narayanhiti Palace stood as a symbol of royalty and of affluence, and was one of the structures in Nepal that no-one has been able to enter, except for those authorized or invited by the royal family. It has been a building shrouded in controversy, scandal and mystery, as the thick walls and armed guards tried to shield the palace and its inhabitants from the world. But in 2008, the Shah monarchy was brought to its knees and the gates to the Narayanhiti Palace opened to the public in February 2009.

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The Holiday Budget and the Currency Exchange Rate

How does the exchange rate affect my budget?

All holiday travel is exciting, but if you are planning a trip to another country the excitement can be overwhelming unless you have a travel plan and a budget. A big part of the planning should revolve around the currency exchange market. Understanding and knowing when to exchange currency will reduce the stress of planning the trip and it also helps you develop an accurate travel budget with fewer surprises. Traveling to a country in the European Union is always a fun filled adventure and with the birth of the Euro exchanging money has become less of a nuisance, especially if you are going to visit more than one country on your holiday. Even with all the planning, some travelers wait until the day before to exchange currency and that decision can be an expensive one.

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Pay a Visit to Tundikhel

Kathmandu is a beautiful place filled with many exciting attractions. Most likely if you are planning to visit, you will find that there is a never ending number of monasteries, temples and shrines to see. There are also a number of colorful festivals to be enjoyed in Nepal. But sometimes a change from all this is most welcome. If that is how you feel, you might want to make your way to the eastern side of the old city of Kathmandu.

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The Spectacular Kumbeshwar Temple

Approximately four kilometers outside of Kathmandu, Nepal, lies one of the most beautiful cities in the country – Patan. Not only is Patan located within a picturesque valley but it is well known throughout Nepal for its art, jewelry, craftwork, painting and woodwork. The local’s ability to create beauty from wood and metal spans generations and the carvings and sculptures found within and outside the Nageswara Temple, Ramswamy Temple, Sarangapani Temple and the Kumbeshwar Temple are legendary, and have become great attractions in Patan.

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