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The Kingdom of Nepal presents nature in its most amazing splendor. It is filled with temples, adventure destinations and serene places that hugely draw the attention of the tourists towards this hilly country.
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a city that paints a beautiful picture of the past and the present. It is laden with temples which attract tourists and pilgrims from all over the world in large numbers. The famous and ancient temple of Pashupatinath is situated here.
A honed snow covered mountain battered by chilling Himalayan winds and a serene village on the shores mobbed by tourists. That is what the tiny place of Pokhara is like. It is connected by land and air routes to other parts of the country.
Situated to the southwest of Kathmandu, Daman presents the visitors with the most lavish view of the Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of about 2,322 m above sea level. Other tourist spots in the country include Biratnagar, Birganj, Janakpur, Nepaulgaunj, Mahendranagar, Bodhnath, Dakshinkali, Hanuman Dhoka, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Nepal's weather is generally foreseeable and dulcet. There are four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The monsoon season begins in the last of June and lasts till mid-September when most of the rainfall takes place in Nepal. The winter temperatures can drop to bone chilling levels and there is generally heavy snowfall. The temperatures in the capital city of Kathmandu range from 19-27 degrees Celsius in summer and 2-20 degrees Celsius during winters. Nepal can be visited throughout the year.
The Kingdom of Nepal is bordered by Tibet in the north and India in the south, the impact of which can be clearly seen on the Nepali culture. About 90% of the population of Nepal is made up of Hindus and the rest consists of Buddhists, Muslims and others. More than a hundred languages are registered in Nepal as mother tongues. Dasain, which involves animal sacrifice is the most important festival in Nepal.
Other festivals like the Tihar festival and the Chaitra Dasain are also celebrated along with Hindu festivals of Holi, Haribodhini Ekadashi and Mahashivratri.
The colorful masked dances accompanied by music from local musical instruments add much charm to the place.