SHOPPING IN NEPAL
In the market of Nepal, perfect handicrafts and arts of sparkling artistry are sold. Many of them are related to the importance of religion. There are immediate can be found the handicraft works of metal and stone, gold trinkets and silver, and also an unbelievable wood carving.
Nepali tea, the famous Gurkha knife or Khukuri, prayer wheels, stone carvings, singing bowls, paper–maché masks, thangkas and pauvas, pashmina, carpets, jewelry, etc are another types of gifts of Nepal. Thamel, New Road, Basantapur, Asan, Patan, Bhaktapur are the tourist areas and here various gifts are found. But also have rules that, a gift which is old than 100 years then it cannot be taken outside of the country. It is strictly prohibited.
If you want to purchase the branded accessories and items such as hand-phones, tabs, and laptops to items of electronic appliances such as cameras, speakers, kitchenware, jewelry, garments, toys, clothes, watches, items used in equipment and household items, then you should be heading towards the shopping malls and departmental store of Nepal.
Bhatbhateni stores, Sale ways stores, City Center of Kamal Pokhari, Civil mall of Sundhara, Kathmandu Mall in Sundhara, Labim Mall in Pulchowk, Salesberry in Satdobato, Bhatbhateni Store of Thimi Bhaktapur and soon are the famous shopping malls in Kathmandu Valley.
The areas of Shopping inside the valley can be found anywhere. New Road, Putali Sadak, Kumaripati, Bhatbhateni, Lazimpat, Sundhara, Tripureshwor, Lagankhel, and Jawalakhel, etc are the major areas of Shopping. And in Pokhara, the main shopping areas are Lakeside and Mahendrapul Bazaar.
In the popular Kathmandu Valley, the accomplishment like traditional such as wood-carving have been reached down for many ages. If you want to take a course in this, stone masonry, pottery or even learn how to do Thangka painting then, you can head towards the artisans who practiced these skills for originations.
Country Nepal is rich in temples and palaces, art and crafts, music and war history. Still, until today, many of the experienced craftsmen can establish wonderful woodcarvings and sophisticated statues. This country is the birthplace of the legend artist who is very popular for his skills. His name was Araniko. In the late 12th age, he traveled from the Kathmandu Valley to China and also in Beijing in order to build the popular White Stupa at the Miaoying Temple. Because of his skills and establishment of the pagoda style architecture in China, he became an important part of Chinese culture for the very beginning time and the rest of him is just history.
In Nepal, there were many beautiful arts that succeed in the capital city of Kathmandu. And the temples and statues of gods of this country wholly represent the past of this country. In ancient times, the world popular Knife, Khukuri, Nepalese artists are the administrator of their craft. Many old households went to melt the iron for making such famous crafts. Not only this but also the ting of gods calling thangka, typical Newari woodcarving, Himalayan Nepalese paper, handicrafts of Tibetan, different statues of Buddhist and Hindu, the of Mithila wall bamboo knitted umbrella, and for its indigenously crafted household items are also famous in the world.
MEET THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL
All the Nepalese put their hands together and say Namaste to their guests. You can also put your hands together and sat Namaste with a smile whenever you saw a Nepali if you like to. As they return your respect with their positive smiles of cooperation. The welcoming laughs say “you are welcome, you are our visitor.” It is known that the Nepalese people are some of the frankest community in the world. It is the sense that visitors like it and keep coming back to the country.
Nepal is popularly known as a diverse country and home to different races, castes, cultures, and also multiple religions. It consists of about more than 100 indigenous groups and more than 90 accents and nationalities.
People have fitted to their surroundings in a surprising approach. And it is very much delighted to learn it. The people’s living styles have been changed smoothly in the end age. It is because of the inaccessibility of the peaks. Still, there are many caravans of mules who transport essential property to and from the far-flung arrangements in the Peaks areas. You can still observe it and can find it by seeing with your own eyes in the spot. Not only this but also the oxes cultivate the lands, horseshoer makes gadgets and bullock carts still carry grains and straws from the fields in the one plains to another place. Here, there is no facility of gas so still, until today, firewood is the major source of energy for cooking food in the rural areas which are like an open-air history museum.
In the context of city life, people are more developed with modernity. But even the ages passed away, traditions and cultures remain constant. It is proved by that, many of the festivals still today are celebrated in the same way as they were ages ago. It is celebrated with some of the locals who represent the forgotten kings who once ruled over their forefathers. The old-fashioned practice is held to in their authentic form as a community are passionately religious and head to the temples every day.
If a Nepali family is introduced to you, then they would love to invite you for a meal. This is the favorite part of them. Even though, how much they are poor, they would love to share meals with you. This makes the tourist changed into relatives in a short time period. You will not be a longer tourist for a long period in this country. And if you know about the culture and the way you welcomed, the proper place, and its people then you are not a longer stranger. You are an important guest in this country.
The favorite process to meet the Nepali community is during a hike or just drifting down the lanes of the cities or many day tours provided by resident tourism organizers.
Tourists visit Nepal repeatedly and that says it all about the attachment they feel.
Even you are in any place in Nepal, the philosophically wealthy valleys or high in the peaks will take a tour to the village and will testimony typical traditional life in Nepal perfect. It is a captivating chance to determine the community surviving a life that looks snowy in time.
Approximately 75 % of this country’s community is reliant on agriculture, animal husbandry, and fishing, which represents the mass of the total population grew in villages areas. You can stay in rural areas and study more details related to Nepal. You can learn more about agriculture; about the hour and period of farming and time hour for collecting. You will encounter their natural experiences, making ends meet using nothing more than natural resources. you will be cheerful with so slight.
People of the village areas are giving opportunities to the visitors to get experience life in a village. The visitors will be eating with them and also looking at their culture, traditions. They will provide you the cultural programs, primitive songs, and dances that are implemented by the organic youths. You will experience this and take home. And remember this for a long time of period.
FOOD & CULINARY
Dal & Bhat and Momos calling in Nepali are known as rice & lentils and dumplings in English. They are the most extraordinary foods in Nepal. But in the capital city Kathmandu, there is available on the international menu of food which is very difficult to find in another city easily. From continental, Italian, Mexican, Russian to Indian, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Thai, Singaporean, Korean, Japanese and even Naga food, etc all are available within a few square miles. Although this, there is also available of the amazing difference in the local menu. For instance, Thakali, Newari and food of the ethnic minorities.
You cannot find a different or best way to know about Nepal and its people than by their menu. This country doesn’t obtain a specific cooking style. Even though, food nature totally depends upon the country. It is somehow influenced by the Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. If you want to have an original Nepali taste then it is available in Newari and Thakali Menus. It is also accessible in an enormous number of bar or inn which is spread all over the valley.
Nepali eat Dal Bhat and Tarkari which is known as curried vegetables with achar (pickles) or just with raw chilies on a daily basis. The popular food is curried meat. Momos are very popular snacks for Nepali people and are available in every corner of the area. It is acquired from the Tibetans. Actually, it is also taken as a whole meal by every office during lunchtime. Also, flatbread and dhedo also cooked in some houses but majorly in village areas.
If you missed tasting the local menu then even though you go anywhere, your tour will be deficient. You must know about the land of Nepal which is diverse in nature. A diverse menu can be found over here. There are huge numbers of indigenous groups and each of them has its own lightness depending on the contour and temperature of the country. In this country, Rice is the main source of energy and all the Nepali people love to have it two times a day as a lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Nonetheless, side foods can be different from lentils to vegetable curries to meat curries to extraordinarily spicy pickles. In the Himalayan region, their meals are totally contrasting with others.
Rice will remain the same, the other side foods will be different and bring a lot of assortment to the lunch in the Nepali menu. It builds upon the practice and nationality in the Nepali Houses contributes to complete curries with convoluted spices. Here the cooks are the housewife always and she was educated by her mother. And this has been come to use for ages. Most of Nepal’s menu is over spicy but not all of them. If a customer wants to reduce it even without negotiating the taste of the food, he/ she can do it easily.
The best snacks you will find in the country are Newars, domestic to the Capital Valley Kathmandu. There are varieties of meals you will find. They are buffalo meat, soup of vegetables, for instance of potato and bamboo shoot. The meat from different parts like the liver, intestines, lungs, etc, can be found over here. Mostly it is cooked in festivals, even though these are famous for whom they go for a drink and also use for the snacks too.
A community who lived in mid-hills are very popular because of their considerable and appetizing foods. Thakalis of Nepal produce top of the rice, different vegetables, curries and lentils in the country and yes they are known with this. There are lots of Thakali restaurants that you can get in Capital city Kathmandu. However, if you want to try the best Thakali food, then you need to visit Pokhara city as this place is the best place and if no, you can go hiking routes where they stay in the Annapurna region.
Tibetan practice has much hit the Himalayan menu of Nepal. You can find the Exquisite yak cheese over here which is very popular all over the country. If you are here, you can get experienced to eat Butter tea and noodles too.
Madhesh (Tarai) is the lowlands of Nepal and here different grain are produced. Not only this and also many foods and fruits are produced in the vast airless plains. Tharu is one of the local indigenous of Tarai and Chicher which is very delicious food is made by them. They also can make a mouth-watering curry of fish. Their other profession is Fisherman along with being farmers.
You can find about Nepali people’s style of having their meal. They normally have lunch previously leaving for school, work or going colleges. There is a certain system to be healthy. And also lighter foods at the same time as lunchtime attends by tea. In this modern era, the youth generation pursues the western system of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This can be proved by seeing all the restaurants are busy during lunchtime. Most of the youths prefer Tibetan dish known as Momo with spicy soup which makes momos floated and make easier to eat together in lunch. It is quite similar to having noodle soup. It is served even religiously at every party and by all of the restaurants in town as if it is known as the national food of Nepal.
In Nepal, different cultures and religions exist. It represents accomplish harmony. That’s why it is called a melting pot. You can start your cultural tour from Kathmandu Valley in order to determine the founders of the valley development. This valley is covered with Newars who even today attend the whole city. You can take an ox cart tour in the village area in the Terai region in order to determine how Nepal is diverse in real.
You will overthrow and live here because of its charming temperature and security from natural disasters like floods, landslides and so on. Nepal is ruled by different dynasties through many ages and so help to bring together diverse cultures and religions which develop today.
Anywhere you travel inside Nepal, depending on this, you will find people of various ethnic groups. Generally, it can be explained with the following examples: In Kathmandu Valley, Newar with some other ethnic groups who migrate from another place are found. Brahmins and Chhetri and also with many others can be found in the lower hills of Nepal. If you climb higher and higher then you will find Tamangs who live in the hilltops. Sherpas are those who lived in snows which is in high altitude. In the east, a group called Kirants sits here in Hindu and they’re from the hilly and mountainous regions. Ther are many other groups spread around like the Magars and Gurungs. Religions vary from Hindu to Buddhist, to animists, to Christians and Muslims. The tribes living in the higher regions are generally Buddhist.
There are three layers in Nepal on the basis of geographical settings. They are the Himalayan region, Mid-hills, and Tarai region. The legendary Sherpas live in the Himalayan region. They are popular for climbing Mount Everest and many other mountains.
Newars are rich in metal works, arts, crafts, and building palaces and temples whereas Chettries and Brahmins are Hindus by religions and professor state. They are known as the old settlers of the Karnali region of Nepal. They have their own cultural values and they carried it with them wherever they go to stay.
Tharu tribes, and of Madhesi people live in the Terai. Having their own culture and lifestyle, their social life is affected by the Aryan culture and Hindu religion. It is hot province of Nepal and here people wear light, cotton, clothes, and work hard during the day time.