A trip to Nepal…

May 2, 2014

"view of himalayas from Pokhara"

Even though I had lived in India for many years, I never made the trip to neighbouring Nepal.  Over the Easter break we made the trip because we had a close family wedding to attend and I’m so glad we did.  We didn’t have long there but still managed to pack in a huge amount.  The capital city Kathmandu didn’t wow me although it does have some beautiful world heritage sites.  But we made an overnight trip to Pokhara (22 minute flight from Kathmandu), a town that sits in the valley of the Himalayas.  The views of the Himalayas from Pokhara were breathtaking and I highly recommend a visit if you’re ever in Nepal.   I thought it would be fun to share a few photos of our trip and highlight a few unmissable places in Nepal.

"pokhara fulbari resort views"In Pokhara we were invited to stay at The Fulbari Resort which has the most incredible setting.  If mountains are your thing then this is the place to stay as you wake up with views like these photos each morning.  Trekking isn’t my thing but we took some mountain drives and visited the beautiful Phewa lake where we took a boat ride.  Everywhere we went in Nepal we were presented with a traditional ceremonial scarf called a Khata which is what Anya is wearing in the photo above.

"Indian wedding baraat"

It was an Indo-Nepalese wedding so being the Indian side, we did the traditional Indian baraat where all the guests from the grooms side dance alongside him as they escort him in to the ceremony.   There was a loud band playing the best of Bollywood to add to the already amazing atmosphere.  The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Kathmandu which is a lovely hotel and a comfortable haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Another Kathmandu hotel that we spent time at was Dwarika’s Hotel – a beautiful boutique property which is worth having a meal at or staying at if you want to splurge!

"Patan Durbar Square Kathmandu"

We visited the beautiful Patan Durbar Square and many of the temples in Kathmandu.  Anya’s favourite temple was Swayambhu, a Buddhist temple perched on top of a hill that had the most amazing views of Kathmandu.  But it wasn’t the views that enchanted Anya, it was the monkeys.  The temple was full of monkeys – old and young, big and small – all roaming around freely.  One of them almost jumped on her which was a bit scary but then it thankfully moved on elsewhere!

"monkeys at Swayambhu temple"

Nepal is a beautiful country and the people are so warm and welcoming.  I’m so glad we had the opportunity to visit and I can’t wait till we go back and spend a bit more time there.

"poking a scarecrow"

Have you been to Nepal?  I’d love to hear what you thought and where you went…

Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend full of new adventures x

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  • sonia

    Beautiful pics! I would love to go!

  • Mummy's Got Style

    Just utterly stunning, what an experience, you, Anya, your husband are all so, so beautiful and your photography has me in absolute awe, I really hope to visit Nepal one day, thanks for sharing x

    • ebabee likes

      Thank YOU lovely. I am a bit disappointed with the photography as it was all done in a rush (cos we were always running late!) but it is what it is. Thanks for your lovely words though. x

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