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  • Chinese team in Kathmandu to finalise cross-border railway DPR modality

    Kathmandu, December 10 A high level Chinese team is in Nepal to discuss further the possibility of constructing a cross-border railway line. The third meeting of a joint mechanism comprising top transport officials of both the countries is scheduled to begin in Kathmandu on Monday. Sources say the meeting will finalise the modality of the detailed project report of the railway. It has already been three months since a Chinese team published the report of preliminary feasibility study. No...

    Mechi Tourism Festival 2018 to be held in Ilam

    ILAM, Nov 21: Mechi Tourism Festival -2018 is going to be held at Ilam district from December 20th to 31th.  Ilam Tourism Promotion Concerned Forum is organizing ‘Mechi Tourism Festival -2018’, a tourism festival in Ilam.   The festival is being organized to support the sustainable development of the tourism sector in Nepal’s eastern hilly districts.  According to forum general secretary Devi Poudel, the event to be held at Thulo Tundikhel in Ilam Bazaar will feature local products, ethnic cuisine, and art and culture of...

    Plan to develop destinations of Sauraha region

    Chitwan, Nov 16: The development plan of the nearby places of Sauraha region, keeping Sauhara at the centre point is in its final stage. The tourism entrepreneurs have decided to develop the nearby places of Chitwan district as tourism destination within 20 years. Chairman of Sauraha Regional Hotel Association of Nepal said that the plans will be declared within 20th of February. He said that the plan is mainly focused on developing the infrastructure and to extend the duration...

    Kathmandu traffic police book 20,000 rule breakers through CCTV monitoring

    Kathmandu, November 15 The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division says it has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through CCTVs in Kathmandu Valley. Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on the drivers through the CCTVs  to identify whether they are following the traffic rules or not. A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on CC camera monitoring in past two years. The police have begun using this technology since 2016 and it...

    18 new tourism destinations in Gandaki

    Damauli, Nov 06: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has chosen different 18 places of Gandaki Province as new tourism destinations for tourism development. The Ministry has selected the areas based on recommendations of Nepal Tourism Board, local and provincial governments and stakeholders as well as the applications submitted for the same. Among the areas identified for tourism destinations are Chumbhyali of Chumnurbi rural municipality, Gorkha, Kaulepani of Lamjung, Kalika Shahid, Shanti Park and Siddagufa Bhimad of...

    Why you should visit Timbung Pokhari?

    Kathmandu,Nov 05:Four days away from Kathmandu lies Timbung Pokhari, a religious pond at an elevation of 4335 m. The pond borders Taplejung’s Sindingwa Rural Municipality and Panchthar’s Yangwarak Rural Municipality. The name ‘Timbung Pokhari’ originated from a Limbu word ‘Timbak’, which means the firing of a gun. The locals gave the pond this name as the pond often makes a sound that is similar to that of a gunfire. Majestic views of Kanchenjunga can be seen close from the...

    Six companies apply for Naagdhunga road tunnel

    Kathmandu,Nov 05:Total six companies, including five Chinese and one Japanese, have filed applications expressing their interest to construct a road tunnel in Naagdhunga on the western outskirts of Kathmandu, according to a three column story in Nepal Samacharpatra. Chhabi Lal Paudel, an engineer at Department of Roads, says the department is assessing the proposals and the decision will be made soon.

    100 new tourism destinations to meet 2 million target

    Kathmandu, November 1 The government has identified 100 ‘new’ tourism destinations and said it will launch a special plan in order to promote tourism activities there. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation says the places were selected on the basis of recommendations collected from local and provincial governments as well as Nepal Tourism Board. Around 600 recommendations were made, and the Ministry selected 100 considering set criteria about their potential, according to officials. Now, government bodies, private...

    Mustang sees high tourist inflow; all hotels occupied

    Mustang, Oct 31: The inflow of domestic and foreign tourists has abruptly increased in popular tourism destinations, Myagdi and Mustang, especially during festive time of Dashain and Tihar. With the rise in arrivals of tourists, the hotels available in Manang and Mustang are fully occupied and are not adequate to accommodate the guests.  As a result, tourists visiting Manang and Mustang have started descending to Baglung and Parbat districts in search for hotels.  “Many tourists go to Manang and...

    Province 5 formulating tourism master plan

    Parasi, October 30 The Province 5 government has initiated developing a master plan for the promotion of tourism industry here. In this connection, discussions are being held with thematic experts, Investment Board and the federal government regularly, shared province government’s spokesperson and Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Baija Nath Chaudhary. At a district level programme as part of the national campaign targeted for Nepal Tourism Year 2020 in Sunawal in Nawalparasi, Minister Chaudhary said the province government would formulate...

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