Among our favorite places in Nepal: a respite from our travels from Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), and the hectic pace of Kathmandu, was the town of Pokhara. We stayed on the third floor of the Tropicana Hotel; observed Pokhara's main street and beautiful lake from the balcony. We also witnessed many para gliders from our spot and loved seeing these floating apparitions. We were tempted to try it out but wanted to save our money for Tibet travel. (You can see my mini video clip I put together above from the captured sights.) Pokhara is known as a agricultural city; is fertile, a kick back place, and the air is better breathing. It is also where many trekkers go to hike the Annapurna Trail. We hiked up to see the Peace Stupa and you can view the city landscape from very high. It was a grueling one our walk up hill making the downhill just as demanding.
In the above video clip are the Tharu Dancers from our stay at Chitwan National Forest.
|the one horned rhino at Chitwan National Forest, Nepal|