SQLAuthority News – Tips for Traveling to Nepal

SQLAuthority News - Tips for Traveling to Nepal nepalflag If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might know that I travel nearly 20+ days out of 30 days in a month. There are cases when I don’t have a chance to go home for an entire month and my family has to travel to different cities just to meet me. During my recent visit, one of my acquaintances suggested that I should blog about my travel experiences as well. This can be helpful to others who are traveling to the country or city. This blog post is about Nepal.

I have previously written about my experience about all the airlines in India. I would be writing about a few tips about traveling to the beautiful country Nepal today.

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is very scenic. There are lots of historical places to see and visit. I was fortunate enough to stop over the Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur, Vasantpur and the temple of Kumari Goddess. I also visited casinos there, but even if  I have stayed in Las Vegas for 3 and a half years before, I was not keen on them so I left the casinos just like what I did in Las Vegas . I also traveled to the famous Thamel area by car.

Here are my quick tips for anyone who is planning to visit Nepal. They are not categorized, but just written in the order that came to my mind.

Please note that if you are an Indian, you will get a special privilege everywhere in Nepal, beginning right from the Indian airports.

  • Use the expression “Nameste!” If you want to greet any Indian or Nepali.
  • Indian Nationals do not need visa/passport to enter Nepal. In fact, Indian Nationals can just walk in to Nepal without any passport; but should have any valid Indian ID. There is no use of a passport since it will not be stamped at any immigration ports, whether in India or Nepal.
  • Indian currency is widely accepted everywhere. However, please bring only Rs. 100 bills/notes as Rs. 500 or Rs. 1000 are not accepted. However, the casinos there will accept larger bills.
  • Indian National Language – Hindi is widely spoken and understood everywhere. I did not find a single person who had trouble speaking it.
  • Nepali language uses the scripting language as Devnagari, which is similar to Hindi.
  • Here, you will find food of almost every country.  The taste of Nepali food is authentic and very delicious.
  • It is very safe to travel and move around in Kathmandu (despite what media suggests). However, it will really help if you have a friend who speaks Nepali.
  • You can negotiate a few deals and cut off to almost 1/5 of the original quoted price of products sold here.
  • If you are from Gujarat, India – you will find Nepali language sharing many common words.
  • Temples are everywhere, so do not miss to visit a few of them. Pashupatinath is a must.
  • Only followers of Hindu religion (from Nepal and India only) are allowed in most of the holy places.
  • A camera is allowed everywhere except in the holy places.

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Now it is your turn to share your opinions or any suggestions. I think Nepal is a great country as there are lots of places to visit.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Hi Pinal,

    I am a travel lover and after reading this post planing to visit Nepal in my next India visit. :)

    Thanks for sharing this travel experience, please continue sharing travelling experiences also.

  • Vijaya Kadiyala
    April 15, 2010 9:12 am

    the picture is very good…I am planing to visit Nepal pretty soon… :)

    April 15, 2010 6:05 pm


    Thank you for sharing this nice experience. I do hope to spend some time on a vacation when I go to India and Nepal will be on top priority . It is a surely beautiful country.

    Utsab Chattopadhyay

  • Raghunath Bhandari
    April 15, 2010 6:56 pm

    Thank you Pinal ! For nice words about my Country (Nepal). Really this is the very very beautiful country as you said.

    Raghunath Bhandari

  • I would love to visit Nepal some day, my dad has visited nepal a couple of times. He has told me a lot about the pashupathinath and muktinath temples. They offer very scenic views.

    Thank you

  • Thanks Pinal !!! Also,2011 is a Tourism Year for Nepal .

  • I have never been there. But your tips are helpful for the next visit.
    I wish our MVP openday in 2011 would be there

  • Rudolph.A.Furtado
    September 1, 2010 5:55 pm

    Mr Pinal.Dave, thanks for your relevant information on travelling in Nepal.I myself have travelled most parts of the globe and planning a land trip to Nepal from Mumbai via rail and road, the ultimate “solobackpackers tour”.

  • Hello!
    I am Bishwash Baral all the way from Prakashapur, sunsari nepal. Prakashpur is a beauty place of the sunsari district.It,s situated in near the koshinadi and Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve.please come hare…and visit this naturel place.

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